Sculpture Gallery Wedding Photography

As a Bedfordshire Wedding Photographer I love my frequent visits to the majestic Woburn Sculpture Gallery set within the spectacular and historic Woburn estate. With its private rose garden and terrace overlooking the Camellia Lake, it provides a magnificent and elegant backdrop for civil ceremonies and wedding receptions.

It was the perfect location for Rachael and Alfred's wonderful wedding. I started the day meeting the girls at the Woburn Inn Hotel, it's a great place for bridal prep with plenty of room for hairstylists, make up artists, bridesmaids, brides, wedding photographers , etc ! It can be a little daunting having a photographer turn up to capture intimate moments like the bridal prep but Rachael and the girls were great to work with and my candid style allowed me to blend in and capture all the fun they were having without the need for choreography and posing.

It was then off to the Woburn Sculpture Gallery to capture the pre wedding guest arrivals. I love capturing this element of the wedding, lots of excitement, hugs and kisses .. this was certainly the case here, it was clear how much love family and friends had for the happy couple. I always like to get up close and amongst the crowds for this time of day, Im not the type of photographer that likes to 'pap' people from a bush 100 yards away. Getting closer to the action creates a much more interesting and meaningful image.

Woburn Sculpture Gallery has to be one of the best locations for a bridal procession, as you can see, it can take a long time for the bride and her father to walk the length of the gallery to the foot of the temple for the wedding ceremony. I loved capturing the interaction between Rachael and her father as they walked towards us. It's unrepeatable moments like this that really make my heart sing as a documentary wedding photography. Moments like this can't be posed, you have to be there in the right place at the right time , a second later and the moment would have passed.

I like to work in a very unobtrusive way, capturing the essence of the wedding without interfering with the natural flow of the day. I do however like to spend a little time with the couple to capture a few softly posed images of just the two of them together. Sometimes it can be quite hard on your wedding day to get any time alone together to take in the occasion. This 'couple time' with me is a great opportunity to spend some time together alone for the first time as a married couple. This doesn't have to be rigid and formulaic - just spend a little time together and embrace the occasion, the photographs look so much more natural as a consequence. Here you can see how Rachael and Alfred did just that, their relaxed approach allowed me to capture some lovely moments for the two of them.

The wedding reception followed quickly afterwards with some emotional speeches and some fun and games from the best men. An impromptu game of 'Mr & Mrs' followed - it would appear the happy couple gave all the correct answers ! A romantic first dance completed the formalities and the newly wed's partied long into the night. A perfect day for both of them.

Perhaps you are considering a Bedfordshire Wedding Photographer for your Woburn Sculpture Gallery wedding. You may also be looking for a documentary wedding photographer who has vast experience of the venue. Why not drop me a line and we can discuss your plans. Why not have a look over some of my other Woburn Sculpture Gallery weddings below, they will give you a great feel for my style and coverage at the Woburn Sculpture Gallery.

The stunning interior of St Ethelreda's Church in the city of London.

" Dear David, thank you so much for the photo's. They are amazing. We've been looking at the gallery over the weekend with friends and family. We are so pleased with them. You have captured the whole day beautifully and got every detail of the day. We can't thank you enough. The photo's are everything I imagined they would be and more" Louise & James

My last wedding of the year took me to the stunning St Ethelreda's Church and Stationers Hall in the city of London. St Etherlreda's is the oldest catholic church in England and it's an incredible place, nestled right in the heart of the city you feel cocooned from the hustle and bustle outside. When the church was first built over 800 years ago, little regard was given to how wedding photographers in the 21st Century would cope with the low light levels (particularly on a very damp day in mid December). However, what the church lacks in light it makes up for in ambiance and atmosphere.

My day started in North London, meeting up with Louise at her parents house. The house was busy with wedding preparations but everyone was relaxed and enjoying the occasion.


I met up with the groom James at St Ethelreda's - by this stage the weather has turned rather damp but this did nothing to subdue family and friends (close to 200 of them) who filled the church to the rafters and enjoyed an emotional service and some stunning singing from one of the church choristers.

This was very much a London wedding and to maintain this theme Louise and James arranged for a Routemaster bus to transport guests to the wedding reception at the stunning Stationers Hall.

Stationers Hall is the perfect City of London wedding venue. It is one of Londons last remaining livery halls and dates back to the 17th Century. Louise and James' wedding reception took place in the stunning Main Hall and afterwards guests were treated to come traditional Irish music before the evening celebrations kicked off in style back in the Main Hall.

Perhaps you are looking for a documentary wedding photographer for your wedding at Stationers Hall. Why not drop me a line so we can chat about your plans, I'd love to hear from you.

Great Massingham is one of Norfolks most picturesque villages and the perfect venue for a informal, countryside wedding.

" Hi David, we have just looked through our wedding photographs and they are amazing ! Thank you for all your time and effort on the day, we love them all. "

Becky & Dan

As we sit here shivering and the summer seems like a dim and distant memory I thought I'd post a selection of images from a wonderful Norfolk wedding I was commissioned for a little while ago. Becky and Dan were looking for a relaxed and unobtrusive style to their wedding photographs. 

As a documentary and fine art photographer it’s a privilege to be able to simply wander, watch and capture the magic of wonderful weddings.

With the exception of a few posed couple shots and some family groups I work candidly, capturing moments that tell the true story of the wedding day, nothing posed, nothing contrived. Just real moments capturing the real essence of the wedding day. 

I started the day at the Dabbling Duck pub, a great starting point for family and friends to gather and catch up over a refreshing drink before heading across the village green to St Mary's church for the wedding ceremony. Becky and Dan incorporated some lovely personal touches throughout their day, one of the most popular being an ice cream stand that greeted guests in the grounds of the church after the wedding. All the guests (and the photographer) tucked into Ronaldo's delicious,  locally sourced ice cream until the wedding party made their way to the village hall for the reception. Hay bales, bunting and a delicious BBQ followed as the sun set on a wonderful day for the happy couple. Here's a selection of my favourite images from this wonderful Norfolk wedding. 

 

 

Perhaps you are considering a country wedding and you're looking for a Norfolk Wedding Photographer who can capture the essence of your wedding day in a candid and unobtrusive way. Why not drop me a line , I'd love to hear from you.

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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. 

Testimonials

  • "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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