Strangely, I haven’t had the opportunity to work at this fabulous wedding before even though it’s local to me in Northamptonshire. I genuinely thought I had worked here many years ago but it was a pleasant surprise when I met Jessica and Paul here prior to their wedding and realised I actually hadn’t. Sometimes a wedding venue does a great job of promoting wedding supplies including photographers and couples generally like to go with a venues recommended supplier list. And sometimes because there are so many great weddings surrounding me here on the Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire border I miss a few. But now thanks to Jessica & Pauls’ wedding at Kelmarsh Hall I have a wedding to add to my portfolio I hope I get many more weddings here. The gardens in particular offer so much for photographers to work with and I loved venturing around the grounds preparing for Jessica & Paul’s mini photo shoot.
Jessica & Paul
Paul was a gentlemen and very accommodating all day. Above all it was apparent that he was very much in love with Jessica and would make a great husband but I really want to talk more about Jessica- It is very rare to find a bride who is extremely photogenic like Jessica. And it was another lovely surprise to see her brilliant smile light up the ceremony for the first time. Having looked at the camera-back regularly during their mini-shoot I could see the potential in her looks and made the most of it with another impromptu mini-shoot in the evening. We just got out before it get a little bit too dark.
The Photo Shoot
With every wedding I always spend a little time with the couple alone to capture a variety of posed and unposed photographs. I like to work in my own unique way which requires the happy couple to stroll together, hold each other, and snuggle up nice and close in their own natural way. It’s really important to me that the couple stay as relaxed as possible and allow themselves to bring their own personalities to their mini-shoot. I do include a selection of more traditional poses and portraits but I do not man handle you into any rigid poses and defiantly never ever place you in super cheesy positions. If you want a calm wedding photographer and a relaxed wedding photography experience at your wedding at Kelmarsh Hall please get in contact.
Rachel & Darren
It’s always an extra boost when you receive an enquiry from a couple who rate the wedding photographer as one of the most important aspects of their wedding. And so it was with Rachel and Darren who were so complimentary about my work. It’s not only a confidence boost but I believe it also helps me to produce my best work knowing that the couple love what I do and allow me the complete freedom to go about my work. Rachel & Darrens wedding was also a winter wedding, something we do a lot of at The Haycock.
According to local folklore, the name Wansford-in-England comes from the tale of a local man who fell asleep on a hayrick and upon awakening found himself floating down the River Nene. He asked a traveller on the riverbank where he was, and upon hearing the reply “Wansford”, asked, “Wansford in England?”. The name stuck.
I’m not sure how many haycock hotel weddings I have photographed here but I know its a lot! If you are looking for a full time professional wedding photographer or videographer to cover your special day please get in contact.
I am pleased to announce I have been shortlisted for two categories within The East Midlands Category and have a chance of making the final for The Wedding Industry National Awards later in the year.
The two categories we have been shortlisted for are – Best Wedding Photographers and Best Wedding Videographers. Competition is fierce especially in the best wedding photographer section. The regional awards ceremony will be held later this month with the finals in January 2015.
Can I say a huge thank you to all my couples who took the time to vote for me and leave such great feedback.
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