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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

 

Photo of the Week – December 25th 2011

Hello there, this is a bit of a cheat, I am going to pop up 3 pics this week, and date them from Xmas day and New Years day and then today.

I had every intention of doing them over just after new year as I actually took from Christmas eve to Jan 4th off  – Family Christmas.  Then as luck would have it Jan 3rd I got MAN FLU and spent 4 days in bed not even getting up or eating – the good news however (everything has a sliver lining) is that I lost all my Christmas weight, actually over that week I lost over 11 pounds.

So I am going to post this photo which is actually from a wedding on December 29th 2011 but who knows ?  dont tell anyone.

This photo was taken at Hampton Manor in Hampton in Arden Warwickshire, it was my last wedding of the year and its a shot I have wanted to get at this venue for a long time.  Hampton Manor has an amazing chandelier which covers almost 3 floors in a normal building but two stories here.  I really wanted to create a shot that made good use of the venue and chandelier – The bride and groom gave me the time to set up the shot and this is the result.

Lighting is actually simplicity – its a 500Watt studio light on a stand with a reflector and grid to control the spill of the light, and then I underexposed the background slightly.

Hope you like it.

chandelier at hampton manor

ciao

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