Woburn 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.
" 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.
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.