Chicheley Hall Wedding Photography - Hannah & Alex

I have been very excited about publishing my latest blog post. In late September I had the pleasure of visiting Chicheley Hall for the first time to photograph Hannah and Alex's wedding. Chicheley Hall is a gem of place, set in the Buckinghamshire countryside the house dates back to 1720 and it is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding reception with stunning gardens and architecture. Hannah and Alex held their ceremony in the church located within the grounds of the house and it was with some relief that the early morning drizzle cleared and gave the happy couple and their guests the opportunity to walk back to the house and gardens without the need for brollies.  It was lovely to have the chance to explore a little more of Chicheley Hall with Hannah and Alex for a few softly posed portraits, the wonderful tear-drop chandelier (that's what Im going to call it anyway !) being a particular favourite of mine. Here's just a small selection of images from the day, hope you enjoy.

Just catching up on a little bit of blogging after a very hectic September and October - lots of weddings to show you soon, starting with Rachel and Matt's wonderful day in Little Houghton and Dodford Manor. It was a rather gloomy start to the day and I suspected that I may experience my first wet wedding of the year (how lucky have I been this year !!), however despite the ominous cloud cover the weather improved and by the time we arrived at Dodford, Rachel and Matt's family and friends were bathed in warm sunshine as they enjoyed drinks and canapés in the courtyard. Whilst you won't be able to tell from the images in this blog post - Rachel fell ill on the eve of the wedding (every bride's worst nightmare) and when I met her first thing in the morning I doubted she would make it through the day. However, she was a real trouper and despite her illness, immersed herself into the day with gusto (as did Matt !). They were both  a dream to work with, very relaxed and fun to be around - it was a pleasure to capture their big day for them. As an aside, you'll notice the lack of images inside the church, alas - a blanket ban on all photography put paid to any coverage during what was a beautiful service. Here's a small selection of images for your delectation.

We had another beautiful day at Fawsley back in September for the wedding of Elena and Luke. Having both recently moved back to the UK from Paris, the wedding had a very French feel and the Saunders Suite looked wonderfully opulent with the inclusion of some stunning mood lighting and candelabra. Both Elena and Luke were very relaxed and great to work with  - letting me work unobtrusively, capturing the day for them as they enjoyed the company of their family and friends. Here's a small selection of images from the day.

 

I was thrilled to be able to return to Dodmoor House in Northamptonshire for the wedding of Louise and Jeff. Vintage was very much order of the day with the Catesby and Courtyard Barns meticulously dressed from top to toe in vintage paraphernalia - it wasn't just the barns that had a vintage touch, many of the guests made an extra special effort to dress for the occasion too. Louise and Jeff are very much up for a laugh and this was never going to be your "run of the mill" wedding. No sooner had the speeches been finished, it was down to the gardens for a wedding sports day followed by a little dressing up before a perfectly executed first dance in the courtyard. All in all, a wonderful wedding - a needed a lie down afterwards ! Here's a little selection for you.

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About David

I am a full time professional photographer specialising in wedding photography. Based in Bedfordshire, I photograph weddings all over the UK and overseas. Prior to forming my business I spent 15 years with BP Oil in a variety of senior management roles. As an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing I manage my business with an innovative and creative approach with a strong focus on quality photography and exceptional levels of customer service.

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  • "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.
  • "Thank you so much for the amazing pictures, I can't tell you in words how absolutely thrilled we are with them. Thank you for making us so happy."
    Fiona & Tony at Woburn Abbey, Beds.
  • "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.
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