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A beautiful Curradine Barnes Wedding

Curradine Barnes Wedding Photography

Welcome to this sneak peak of the amazing wedding of Sam and Dan at the fantastic Curradine Barnes Wedding Venue, Worcestershire.

As this is a sneak peek, we will save the story of the day for the full blog post, plus you may also notice, we are starting to rebrand as Fab Portraits, more about that later on the blog.

Since this is not the wedding story, I will tell you a few bits and bobs about why I like the photos etc, thought processes and so on,  Curradine Barnes not only is one of the most popular wedding venues with couples, its one of the most popular venues with wedding photographers.  If your getting married at Curradine Barnes, you are going to get some truly amazing and spectacular photo opportunities.

In the photo below, Sam is ready to walk down the aisle having just put on her beautiful wedding dress.  This shot was taken about 5 minutes before she walked down the aisle.  I love the contrast between her, her dress and the amazing rustic feel of the bridal dressing areas at Curradine Barnes.

Bridal dressing room curradine barnes

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The wedding service – Love this look, they both look so very happy !

the exchange of rings at curradine barnes
In the shot below, this was taken just seconds before it started to rain, the clouds are pretty much as they were that day, we have used a trick called HDR (High Dynamic Range) to capture all the details in the sky and the dress etc, but I LOVE this shot.
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Again, just happy smiling faces !

getting married at curradine barnes

The group shot is one of my favorites, because we like to do it differently, we use a 15 foot pole and take the photo with the venue in the shot, most photographers take in from upstairs with just the empty courtyard in the photo,  we remote control the camera using magic hardware and software and it produces some fabulous shots you normally dont get

wedding group shot at curradine barnes

Again, one of my favorite shots, this is of the whole of Curradine Barnes – its a panoramic photo, meaning its actually 6 photos joined together to give you the one photo, but this really shows off the venue beautifully, it would look amazing in their album as a double page spread.  The first Time I photographed a wedding at Curradine Barnes that tree in the middle of the photo was half that size.

the amazing curradine barnes wedding venue
This is just me playing, at the back of the room where you get marred at Curradine barnes, there is this plant roots / growth and it has been interspersed  with fairy lights, its beautiful an makes for a great feature
lights !


The new gardens make for GREAT wedding formal photos, we happened to luck out, it was simply breath taking

gardens at curradine barnes

This is the first time I have shot in this room, its part of the old farm house.  This photo was taken just after the “angry skys” photo and its pouring with rain, but the photos go on ! – we have the front door open and all the light is natural light apart from the lamp over Sam’s head.  I just loved the simplicity of this setting and thought it fitted the whole scene beautifully

The farm house at curradine barnes

This shot will appeal to no one probably but photographers,  agian I was playing with HDR – it was a very bright day outside, and inside the barn its fairly dark, normally its impossible to get a shot that shows off both the inside and the outside, but we managed it, I even like the fact the candles look warm and glowy !

An HDR image from the wedding room at curradine barnes
While the couple where being photographed by Claire, I snuck across the road and took a few closeups, again I love this shot, Sam’s flowers look fabulous, a gorgeous bouquet for a fabulous bride on an amazing day !
Kissing by the gate on the drive at curradine barnes

I have always LOVED the room the couples wedding breakfast takes place in its so rustic and warm feeling, a truly fabulous welcoming room that everyone seems to love

wedding breakfast room curradine barnes