Parklands, (Quendon Park), is a fantastic venue from the viewpoint of a wedding photographer full of character and charm. Many great backdrops, plenty of space, and a fantastic venue for hosting your Wedding Reception and Wedding Breakfast
Using the latest digital photography equipment and techniques, our professional service captures every aspect of your wedding day; the details, the atmosphere, storyboarding your whole day as it happens.
The bulk of the day is spent photographing in a reportage style, ensuring you spend plenty of time with your guests. People usually find these candid photographs a lot more relaxed, and we capture more of the atmosphere of the day.
The formal line-ups need not be too formal, and the posey shots are usually far from posed. ‘Arranged’ is a better term, we feel posing you too much won’t ever look natural, we’d much rather photograph you looking comfortable and relaxed, arranging you in beautiful surroundings for memorable photographs.
We always ensure the photos are whatever style you wish them to be, at some weddings we spend the entire afternoon taking formal family portraits, at others only a handful of arranged groups are required. They can be as formal or candid, classical or contemporary as you’d like them to be. It's up to you.
We upload your photographs to our website after the wedding (if you so wish), so your guests can order photographs online without any inconvenience to you. These can be password protected too if you wish, so only guests from you wedding can see them. Here you can also see the entire selection of photographs from recent weddings as a potential customer.
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I always ask if the bride would like a photo of the wedding shoes, often with a funny look in response! But it's a detail that is hidden all day, and a detail that in years to come you will be pleased has been covered.
The Groom & Entourage - relatively formal arrangement here, but the simple tweak of turning people to stand at an angle towards the centre of the group does wonders for the composition.
Similar shot again, but with the focus turned to the groom, standing ahead of the ushers and pageboys. Also giving a more relaxed feel with hands in pockets ('catalog pose'!) which people find fun. The front doorway of Quendon Hall with it's pillars, red carpet and distand chandelier make a handsome backdrop!
Alongside more typical portraits of the bride, full length showing the dress, and closer cropped arrangements, photos like this framing the subject in the mirror are great. Particularly with the striking red walls at Quendon Hall. Nice detail of the bed in the background too. This room wasn't actually used for the bride's preparation, but was chosen for photos of the bride, also with her dad and bridesmaids. My flash here pointed straight out to the left, lighting from one side, giving the impression of natural window light.
The Bride and Groom alongside their vintage wedding car- composing the photograph with both the car and red carpet visible, but defocussing the background slightly to enphasise the sharpness of the subjects. Very minimal posing needed here, simply standing with feet turned slightly to each other instead of quare to the camera makes a huge difference.
The doorway, pillars and red carpet here are a great setting, even better when the wind decides to pick up the veil!
I like to make the most of each setting for a photo, taking wider shots, and also closer cropped. Simply asking the bride & groom to look towards each other can acheive natural 'moments' with very minimal arranging.
The huge window and chandelier are crying out for a photo!
Even in a wintery setting a relaxed walking shot is a winner.
In this photo I'm shooting from quite low, and from quite a distance with a 200m fast lens on. I love to use a long lens where possible, ithas the effect of bringing the background nearer, and using a shallow epth of feild to deliberately defocus the background really emphasises the sharpness of the bride & groom. Even though the background is being left blurry ('bokeh' as it's known) by choosing to set my camera to an apperture of below f/4, I still ensure I've chosen good subjects in the background. The gates and the fountain.
Again choosing settings to defocus the background produces lovely results! Creating the feeling of an intimate moment by asking Mikael to take Emma's hand, and looking at the rings. here I also asked them to step slightly appart to ensure the fountain could be seen in the background. The 'bokeh' (fuzzy background) effect is particularly effective on dots of light, th water frozen here by a fast shutter speed for example. There's anothing more satisfying than a photo like this where the bride and groom are pin-sharp yet the background is blurred out, yet instantly recognisable!
After wider-angles have been taken it' slovely to get in much closer. Taking a photo this closely cropped often has fr more impact than a wider shot of the same situation.
Asking Michael to kiss Emma on the neck here worked well. It was a 'fun' photo after a seet of more regular portraits, asking emma to place her arms up on Mikael's shoulders.
Lovely to have the deer close by.
The doors here at the main doorway are a lovely background, and we managed some lovely relaxed group photos by sitting here instead of standing.
Fantasic facilities here for the first dance. I use a remote flash during the dancing photos, rather than on-camera flash, for far more natural and dramatic effect.