Category Archives: Warwickshire Wedding Photography

Stratford on Avon Wedding Photography – Photo of the week

The wedding of Charlotte and Neil – Sneak peek !

Just a few photos here to tease you with today,  On Saturday I was in Stratford on Avon with Oliver  (my assistant) photographing the wedding of Charlotte and Neil.  The day was SIMPLY AMAZING and what topped it off was the email I received this morning from Charlotte.

The Couple were getting married at The Stratford on Avon Town hall – What a beautiful room to get married in, its a photographers dream – I opted to stay out of the room and shoot it from the back due to the limits the Warwickshire registrars place on photographers, from the back I could get the best views and the splendors of the whole room.

getting married at stratford on avon town hall

One of the things I love about being at the back of the room is capturing what I like to call “The Look of Love”  this is the look the groom has the very first time he see’s his bride on their wedding day. – this one is actually the photo of the week !

stratford on avon wedding photography

After the wedding, Charlotte and Neil waited for their guests to leave the hall and to get ready for their confetti shot, stealing a moment together……

Warwickshire wedding photography

The wedding reception was at the stunning Mercure Shakespeare Hotel Stratford on Avon (photo shortly) – (and I would personally like to thank the staff for the amazing way they looked after me) and the couple requested a few formals but shot in a more casual way, followed by some couple shots which were shot just down the road in one of the Shakespeare gardens.

Wedding photography Warwickshire

Shakespeare garden wedding photography

so remember the hotel ?

wedding venue stratford on avon - Shakespeare hotel

one of the things I like about this time of year is the light fades early which give you the chance of some truly beautiful night time photography, the couple were totally up for spending 5 minutes outside after their sit down meal to capture a little bit of the Stratford on Avon Street Atmosphere.

newly married couple outside Shakespeare hotel Stratford

Many many thanks to Charlotte and Neil for choosing us to be a part of their wedding day.  – I know I say this every week but this truly was one of my favorite weddings of the year.

ciao for now

dp

Hampton Manor Wedding Photography

Warwickshire Wedding Photography

Hello there,

For one reason or another I have had a bit of a lost day, site issues and total lost of communications with the outside world let me working on images and albums – I am currently putting the finishing touches to a spectacular wedding album from a wedding at Hampton Manor, and that reminded me that I also worked with another photographer at a wedding just before Christmas.  I was second shooting (its what we photographers call it when your just helping out really)  for a good friend and great photographer called Paul Goode – I was lighting assistance for this one, with it being a winter wedding and my penchant for off camera flash lighting etc I was there just in case Paul needed any help – I had a rare weekend off so just went along for a bit of a relax really – its funny but when not shooting weddings for clients, lots of photographers will go along with other photographer just to pratice something they cant really do at a paid wedding – if it works out well the couple get some great photos, if not, they were not really expecting them.

My goals for the day were to

1.  Assist Paul however he needed em.

2.  Pratice Panorama’s – this is where you take several photos and join them together to make one seamless photo

3.  Just shoot some funky off camera flash / video light images with the B&G

4.  Pratice shooting in general in LOW light conditions.

So here is what I got.

This is a 6 shot Panno – if you look carefully you can see 3 walls in the room – this is one of the dining rooms in the Hotel

dining room at hampton manor

The hotel has the most amazing light in reception, well just behind the reception, finding something to do with it and a couple so the couple dont look miniscule in photo was a bit of a challange but I had been waiting a long time for this and had it planned out.

Chandelier at hampton manor

The couple had beautiful candles all over the place, I collected a whole bunch and used them to light this shot – I added a bit of video light just to lift the details a bit but love this one

black and white wedding photography warwickshire

and while we are talking about black and white images,

I snapped these two shots seconds apart, I did this while Paul was setting up for a photo, I just used the window light coming in, for the bride I wanted it nice and soft but for the groom I wanted something a little more edgy

getting married at hampton manor

groom at hampton manor hotel warwickshire

and here is a shot taken during the wedding itself, if this does not mean anything to you dont worry but it was VERY dark – this shot was taken at ISO 5000, 1/30th second @ F2.8  I was standing at the back of the room using a very long zoom lens to get up close and personal.  When Paul and I were discussing who would stand where, as it was his wedding I let him choose but secretly wanted the back of the room – I have shot enough weddings to know if your by yourself, the place to be is the back of the room – so when Paul said he would go up front I was jumping for joy on the inside 🙂

swapping rings at hampton manor

and last but not least, a couple of shots of the venue itself, this is a back view of the venue

hamptom manor wedding venue

and this final photo is of the amazing clock tower and grounds.

getting married at hampton manor

 

Walton Hall Warwickshire wedding photography

Sneak Peek !

Okay, I just got back from an AMAZING wedding today,

This was the wedding of Sarah and Martin, two of the nicest people you would ever want to meet.  The couple were getting married at the amazing Walton Hall in Warwickshire with the reception being held there also.

The WARMEST it got all day was – 2 c, the coldest it got was -6c

The funny thing is we did most of our bridals – posted couple photos later at night in the dark when it was at its coldest !

Anyway, a few from today

The Amazing Walton Hall a beautiful Warwickshire wedding venue.

Walton Hall in the snow - wedding of Martin and Sarah

and the couple in the snow

walton hall warwickshire wedding photography

 

On the driveway

wedding photos of walton hall warwickshire

on the grounds

church at walton hall warwickshire

and this one I LOVE,

believe it or not, this is smack in the middle of the reception at the hotel, it was taken at around 8pm with some cleaver lighting

reception at walton hall

Hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek, gotta run, shooting in the studio first thing in the morning…….

ciao

dp