Castle Ashby Wedding Photography - Lisa & Nick

It was a case of dodging heavy showers once again this summer as I returned to Castle Ashby House for the wedding of Lisa and Nick. Fortunately for all of us, the weather had little impact on what was a wonderful occasion. I love the photographic opportunities Castle Ashby has to offer and regardless of the weather it always looks outstanding. The rain showers stayed away until the afternoon so Lisa was able to walk with her father from the house to the beautiful church of St Mary Magdalene set in the grounds of the estate. Drinks and canapes were served in the recently extended marquee prior to the wedding breakfast. Evening entertainment came in the form of some wonderful fireworks supplied by Fantastic Fireworks and then two great sets from the ultimate party band The Catch. Here are a few of my favourites from the day.


Hannah and Ian are holding their wedding reception at Kelmarsh Hall in October, so it was lovely to meet up with them for a pre-wedding shoot around the grounds. Kelmarsh looks stunning at this time of year, with the golden colours of Autumn beginning to appear. Both Ian and Hannah were great fun to work with and very relaxed in front of the camera so I'm very much looking forward to seeing them in October to capture their wedding. Here are a few of my favourites from the shoot.



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I recently had a great day working with Suzie and Kit at their vintage inspired wedding at Dodmoor House, Northamptonshire. As you can see, a great deal of thought and consideration had been put into every element of the day, from the bunting to the crockery and teapots used to serve high tea for all their guests. A visit later in the day by "Betty" The Vintage Scoops ice cream van also went down a treat as did the barbeque served outside on the terrace at Dodmoor. Both Suzie and Kit are involved in photography so the pressure was on to produce some great results for them, as you can see from the lovely card received a few days after the wedding - I seem to have ticked all the necessary boxes for them. Here are just a few images taken on the day.



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About David

I am a full time professional photographer specialising in natural, candid wedding photography. Based in Bedfordshire, I photograph weddings all over the UK and overseas. I like to capture the essence of your wedding day as it happens, with little formality or orchestration. To me the joy of photography is capturing in a split second, an unrepeatable moment that you can look back and cherish forever. 

Please feel free to get in touch and we can have a no obligation chat about your wedding plans. 


  • "Wow...what can we say, our wedding images have truly taken our breath away, they are above and beyond anything we could have imagined. We had an amazing day, one we will never forget and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing the special memories which we can treasure forever."
    Emma & Paul at Fawsley Hall, Northants.
  • "David, I just wanted to drop you a note and say a huge thank you for these amazing photos ! We are absolutely thrilled and don't know what magic you worked as we usually hate photo's of ourselves, but these are truly wonderful. You really captured the day and we are forever grateful of these wonderful memories. "
    Siobhan & Robert, Woburn Sculpture Gallery
  • "David, thank you so much for our beautiful wedding images. I knew as soon as we met you that you would do a great job as you are passionate about your photography and most people simply don't have that. Once again, thank you SO much."
    Jackie & Simon at Rushton Hall, Northants.
  • "Dear David, just a note to say thank you again for doing such a wonderful job photographing our wedding. It was a pleasure having you there on the day and we really appreciated the friendly yet professional & discreet approach taken by you. Everyone has commented on how fantastic the photographs are."
    Wendy & Rob, The Mill House, Oxfordshire.
  • "Dear David, Sean and I received our wedding album a couple of weeks ago but waited to open it on Christmas Day (willpower or what ?!). We absolutely adored it. Thank you so much again for your amazing work."
    Tara & Sean, Villa Passalacqua, Lake Como, Italy.
  • "Your photographs are amazing and you have captured the true happiness of the day. To be honest, no amount of words can express the gratitude we feel towards you for capturing our day so intimately and yet so publicy at the same time.You are a consummate professional with an eye for the important things and a wonderful photographer. You are a true treasure to have found so thank you once again for being so fantastic and friendly and fun and relaxed during one of the most important and significant days of our lives."
    Becky and Pete, Rushton Hall.
  • "I really am lost for words and can’t tell you how pleased we both are with the photo’s. The images are just incredible and I really can’t thank you enough. They really are just perfect."
    Zoe and Glen, Highgate House.
  • "Thank you so so much for the amazing pictures you have taken. We are completely bowled over by them and it has been an emotional rollercoaster each time we look at them. Thank you again."
    Hannah and Ian, Kelmarsh Hall.
  • "Oh WOW David the images you have just uploaded to our gallery are simply stunning, you have captured our day perfectly and we can’t thank you enough."
    Emma and Matthew, Brocket Hall.


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