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Here you'll find posts on recent weddings along with helpful tips for Brides & Grooms and information for other photographers too. Have a browse, and feel free to comment, share with friends and if you like what you see, drop me an email to philip@pbweddingphotography.com.  

Preview: Ross & Grace Wedding, Holy Trinity Church, Darlington

London couple Ross & Grace had a sweet wedding in a church in Grace's hometown of Darlington in a church just round the corner from her house near Stanhope Park. The church had some beautiful wild flowers in the gardens and a path way with cherry trees for some portraits. I loved the architecture of Darlington, with it's victorian houses of ru...
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Dan & Alice Engagement Shoot at Highdown Gardens in Worthing

A summery shoot amongst the cow parsley on the south downs and pristine gardening of Highdown in Worthing. We had a wander on the South Downs in the morning sunshine, which was perfectly diffused by a thin layer of cloud. We walked to the top of the hill to look over the sweeping vista of Worthing, where you could see all the way to Brighton a...
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Preview: Pete & Ellie's countryside wedding at Fitzleroi Barn, Pulborough, Sussex

A few preview photographs from Pete & Ellie's wedding in the heart of the South Downs at Fitzleroi Barn, Sussex. The countryside is absolutely stunning, with views of the downs and rolling hills covered in spring crops. Pete is from New Zealand, so he wore a beautiful feather cloak known as a 'kakahu' gifted to him by his family, to wear at the we...
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Paul & Sophie Engagement Shoot at Greenwich Park, London in the Spring

The weather lately has been amazing, and we pent the day in Greenwich Park enjoying the spring sunshine last weekend. Paul & Sophie's wedding is coming up in June so this was all about feeling more relaxed in front of the camera and getting used to being photographed professionally. We spent a bit of time getting shots in the tree-lined avenue...
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Theo & Maria Engagement Shoot at Golden Hour, Brighton, Sussex

Theo & Maria's engagement photoshoot was planned for golden hour on Brighton seafront and the weather could not have been better. It was only last weekend in late March and it felt like summer. We had a little stroll on the pier and beach, before capturing some fantastic shots at sunset on the promenade. We'd originally planned this shoot back...
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Preview: Liam & Rachael's Wedding at Moonraker Hotel in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

My last wedding of 2016, a crisp 29th December on the edge of the Cotswolds in the west country. The wedding was quite late in the day, so we had lovely winter light to take the portraits in just before the sun went down. A very chilly day, look at this ice on the pond! Well done to Rachael for bearing the chill in her wedding dress whilst we...
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Preview: Jason & Rachel's December wedding in London

A few shots from yesterday's wedding at Islington Town Hall and The Old Bank of England in London. The ceremony was at 3.30pm so when we came out it was dark, so I had to create my own light. I used a single flash gun for all these shots, as I couldn't really carry two around with me, and a wide open aperture to let through loads of light. Obviousl...
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Preview: Jack & Hayley's Christmas Wedding at Dale Hill Golf Club

Last Saturday was a bit of a struggle when it came to the weather. Fairly standard December weather of wet ground, chilly temperatures, light drizzle and an all round windy groggy day. But the wedding was lovely! We just had to stay indoors, which meant playing around with some lighting and new techniques. The idea of these shots was to blur the...
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Preview: Dan & Lauren Wedding at Orchardleigh House in Somerset in November

A beautiful Autumn day in November and a lovely wedding at Orchardleigh house. I've been playing around with off camera flash as the days are getting shorter so there's a few shots here lit with Godox V850 speedlites. Orchardleigh put on a great fireworks display for us in the evening, and we took a few shots in the orangery using the speedlites ag...
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Preview: Justyn & Karen's wedding at Wickwoods Country Club, Sussex

It's the perfect time of year for Autumn photos, the clocks have just gone back and the temperature is dropping and the nights have drawn in. But the colours are wonderful and the sun is low in the sky, making some of these portraits really vibrant with tones and light. A massive thanks to the bridesmaids, Helen & Lara for their help with the portr...
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Preview: Michael & Julia's Wedding at the Grand Hotel, Brighton

A few shots from the weekend where we went down to the seafront and (just) avoided the rain by the beach huts and the Brighton bandstand. Enjoy!
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Preview: Chris & Elizabeth's countryside wedding in Sussex

I got carried away yesterday. The light was perfect all day, which is so rare and I think only happens for me once a year. And what a place for it to happen. Chris & Elizabeth got married at a small church in the village of Waldron near the Sussex Kent border. The views are stunning and you can even see the South Downs from the hills surrounding th...
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Preview: Fred & Gemmas wedding at Wivelsfield Parish Church, Sussex

With a bit of mixed weather on this wedding last Saturday, we got to play around with some summery shots after the ceremony and some photos in the rain after the wedding breakfast once the weather turned. Later on in the evening, we had some fun shooting with the festoon lighting around the pond.
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Preview: Steve & Sam Wedding at Crockstead Farm, Halland, East Sussex

A few portraits in the fields of Crockstead Farm near Lewes where I photographed Steve & Sam's wonderful outdoor wedding on a very sunny Saturday. Massive thanks to Videographer Josh from Kitebox for helping me with the veil in the shot above! The sparkler shot was surprisingly difficult to organise; I needed two lights set up and to get everyone t...
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Lightroom Presets - Sleeklens review

I’ve been asked to do a review of Sleeklens' light room presets. I've had a look at both the presets and brushes presets that are part of their 'Strike a Pose' collection which you can view here. Having an initial look at their extensive collection of presets and just playing around with it, there are over 20 all in one fixes, a great selection of...
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