Woodhall Manor, near Woodbridge, Ipswich, Suffolk is a fantastic venue from the viewpoint of a wedding photographer, full of character and charm. Many great backdrops in the Rooms you and your guests use for preparation, beautiful grounds of the Manor, plenty of space, and a fantastic seperate venue for hosting your wedding reception, which has great facilities for your caterers.
Our experience at Woodhall manor began when it first opened for weddings in 2008. We are recommended as photographers to couples booking their weddings at Woodhall Manor
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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18th August 2012 - Nicola & Ben
I always start the day with photographs of the house and grounds (I never just use stock images!!) Such a stunning venue!
I schose to focus here on the close fountain, thought the background is still easily recognisable as Woodhall
I capture every detail I can, even the shoes of the bride, as this is one detail often not seen during the day. It's important to me to capture all aspects on the day, as so much time, effort and cost has often gone into the smallest details.
The groom with his ushers. I always start photos like this with the more rigid, 'normal' photos, then perhaps move to slightly more posed shots, from there perhaps try with jackets off, and a 'reservoir dogs' style shot walking towards the camera. On such a warm day, the guys were more than happy to get the jackets off!
I love finding a surface of contrasting texture to photograph the wedding rings on, as well as the more typical shot of the rings in the hand of the best man.
The 'Silver' Room is an amazing backdrop. Some shots of the bride are standing in front of the mirror, but a seated photo certainly feels more relaxed,
I always keep an eye out for nice moments like this, the bridal party waiting to come throught e doorway and walk down the aisle!
On a bright day a photo like this can have problems with the strong back-light. A carefully set flash (Bounced off the wall to my right, never directly at the subject!) can fill the lighting in with very pleasing effect!
A lovely moment captured of the 'brand new' Mr & Mrs!
On a bright day it's nice to get photos under a shady spot like this
A relaxed feel to this shot, nice stoney textures to the right and a deliberately defocussed Woodhall Manor to the left, easily recognisable.
A lay-back kiss like this creates a lovely shape, mirroring the shape of the branches behaind, and leading the eye to Woodhall Manor behind.
Finding a spot like this that frames the picture so nicely is always great!
This was a lovely time of day to get a reflection photo of the bride & groom, the warmth of the brickwork really coming out.