Suffolk Pre-wedding Photography - Helions Bumpstead

It was great to meet up with Charlotte and George ahead of their wedding in a couple of weeks time. The whole occasion will have a beautiful country flavour to it, with Charlotte walking to the local church with her father and returning with her groom George to Charlotte's parents house for the reception which will be awash with hay bales, fairy lights and bunting. Very much looking forward to capturing their day for them. Here's a shot taken with the Fuji XT1 and the stunning 56mm f1/2 in the fields adjacent to Charlottes house. Here's hoping the farmer holds back on the harvest for a couple more weeks.

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It was lovely to meet up with Vicki and Stuart ahead of their wedding at Horwood House. This is a venue I haven't been to for many years so it was a great opportunity for us to explore the house and gardens. Despite rushing during work, they were both extremely relaxed and easy to work with - I'm very much looking forward to returning for the wedding in August, in the meantime - here are a few images from the shoot.

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It was great to meet up with Sara and Sean recently to discuss plans for their big day at Dodmoor House in June. I'm very much looking forward to telling the story of their day with family and friends. We were lucky enough to have a little time for some photography and the thunderstorms kept away for a little while as we spent some time in Dodmoor's lovely gardens and along the nearby canal tow path - life seems to have a much slower pace down there and Sara and Sean were the perfect couple to photograph, fun and very relaxed in front of the camera. Here's a small selection of images from the shoot.


It was great to meet up with Louise and Gavin ahead of their wedding this weekend at Holdenby House. The weather was a little inclement to say the least, cold with gusty winds but this didn't dampen spirits.  My photographic style during the wedding day is much more spontaneous and less choreographed, this look can be difficult to achieve with portraits unless your subjects are relaxed in front of the camera - full marks to Louise and Gavin for their fun approach to the shoot. Pre wedding shoots are available as an optional extra on wedding packages. Here are a few of my favourites.

It was great to meet up with Hayley and Dan recently to discuss their big day in August at the Jacobean Manor House - Fanhams Hall, Ware. It is a great venue for a wedding with stunning reception rooms and beautifully manicured gardens - there's even a waterfall ! A Pre-wedding shoot is  offered as an optional extra to my wedding packages and well worth it if you have reservations about the wedding photography experience - you will certainly find that you are much more relaxed on the day.


Pretty much four seasons in one day at Fawsley Hall last weekend. It was lovely to meet up with Sahira, Paul and Lily ahead of their big day in April. Here's a small selection of images from the shoot, no guessing as to who the star of the show was !

It was great to meet up with Zoe and Glen recently to chat about their forthcoming wedding at Highgate House, Northants. I include a pre-wedding shoot with most of my wedding packages these days, it's a great opportunity to meet up with my clients before the wedding day and get them used to being photographed. Zoe and Glen were complete naturals, I'm very much looking forward to working with them in a short while. Here are a few of my favourite shots.

It was great to meet up with Pauline and Ping at Oakwood House, Maidstone a couple of weeks ago for a chat about their forthcoming wedding and a few shots around the house and grounds. I met Pauline a few years ago when she was a bridesmaid at her friend Kelly's wedding at Castle Ashby. Pauline and Ping's wedding will be very much a fusion of the contemporary and traditional and I'm very much looking forward to capturing their big day in September.

It was lovely to meet up with Clare and John ahead of their wedding later in August at Launton Church. Here are a few images from the shoot.

It was lovely to meet up with Dia and Ollie recently and discuss their forthcoming wedding at the Priory Barn, Little Wymondley. It also gave us the time for a quick pre-wedding shoot in the grounds of the St Michael's Manor Hotel in St Albans. Here's a little selection.


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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.
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    Emma and Matthew, Brocket Hall.


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