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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: Tim & Meg's late summer wedding at Duncton Mill Fishery, West Sussex

A few preview photos from Meg & Tim's wedding at Duncton Mill Fishery, near Chichester in West Sussex. Tim had surprised Meg by hiring Hector, this beautiful VW camper van to take them from St Mary's Church in East Lavant to the reception venue. As Duncan is primarily a fishery, the venue only does a handful of weddings each year. The vast lake w...
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Preview: Daniel & Alice's wedding in the South Downs at Pangdean Barn, Pyecombe, Brighton

A few shots from yesterday's wedding at Pangdean Barn in Pyecombe, just outside Brighton. The barn is right in the heart of the South Downs and there's a small chalk track that we drove up onto in the evening to get the shot above at Golden Hour. The ceremony took place under an apple tree that is just coming into season. The apples add a nice f...
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Preview: Chris & Alice's wedding at Slaugham Place, Sussex

A few photos from Chris & Alice's wedding at St Mary Magdalene's Church in Bolney and Slaugham Place, both in West Sussex. After the church service, we stopped off at Staplefield for a couple of photos with the 1934 Wolseley 21/60 County Saloon they had hired for the day. After an initial summer shower of rain, it brightened up for us to take ad...
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Preview: Sam & Laura's wedding at Chapel Barn, West Sussex

A few shots from Sam & Laura's wedding at Chapel Barn in Sussex. The weather was pretty wet, with light drizzle to heavy showers from afternoon to evening. It was hard work, but we got some great shots in spite of the rain, and it was really interesting to work with. This shot uses the classic technique of backlighting to illuminate the rain. Ra...
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Jonathan & Sharka Wedding at Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex

A stunning wedding between Jonathan & Sharka at the beautiful Alexander House Hotel in East Grinstead, Sussex. View the full wedding using the slideshow below (swipe through images on a mobile) or scroll down for a few shots: Sharka and her family hail from Czech Republic, so this gift is from Sharka's sister Petra and hence is written in Czec...
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Robert & Naomi's wedding at home in the Hertfordshire Countryside

Robert & Naomi's wedding in the countryside north of London near Harpenden, Hertfordshire. View the full wedding using the slideshow below (swipe through images on a mobile) or scroll down for a few shots: A proper bunting wedding, loads of it decorating the wedding venue and even bunting hanging at the Bride's parents house! The bridesmaids loo...
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Preview: Chris & Julia's wedding at St Botolph's Church & House on the Brooks, West Sussex

A wedding with two ceremonies, one at the church of St Botolph's near Steyning, and another informal ceremony held outside at House on the Brooks, in Hardham in West Sussex. It was a warm and summery day, despite a light patch of rain and a lot of cloud. The light was quite flat, so I tried out a couple of different techniques to use the landsca...
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Preview: Wayne & Vivien's wedding at Crockstead Farm Hotel, Halland, Sussex

A few shots from Friday's wedding at Crockstead Farm near Lewes in Sussex. The Lambretta moped is owned by the Father of the Bride and featured in a few photos just after the ceremony, before we set off around the farm fields for some more countryside photographs. I've photographed this venue a few times, so it's an interesting challenge to try...
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Paul & Sophie's wedding at Woldingham School in Surrey

Paul & Sophie have featured on the blog a couple of times before, having had their engagement shoot back in April at Greenwich Park, London. It really set us up for some lovely wedding pictures when they got married in June. View the full wedding using the slideshow below (swipe through images on a mobile) or scroll down for a few shots: The B...
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Preview: Jonathan & Sharka Wedding at Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead

A few preview photographs of Jonathan & Sharka's outdoor summer wedding at Alexander House Hotel. This shot involved using two flash guns, one set up behind the couple and another held high in the top left corner to replicate the sun coming through the trees to illuminate this rather charming, but quite dark woodland. Having a play around at Gold...
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Ross & Grace's DIY Wedding at Holy Trinity Church, Darlington, County Durham

London based couple Ross & Grace had a beautiful DIY wedding in a church in Grace's hometown of Darlington just round the corner from her house near Stanhope Park. View the full wedding using the slideshow below (swipe through images on a mobile) or scroll down for a few shots: The weather was very humid, at the end of a late May heatwave, so the...
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Preview: Robert & Naomi's wedding at home in the Hertfordshire Countryside

Featuring this beautiful Rolls Royce and the stunning countryside surrounding Rob's parents' home near Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Stunning country lanes with long summer grass in the fields and a lush green woodland where they held their intimate ceremony under loads of bunting. The woodland also has a breathtaking pond and summer house and we couldn...
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Pete & Ellie's Spring Wedding at Fitzleroi Barn, Pulborough, Sussex

Pete & Ellie's wedding in the heart of the South Downs at Fitzleroi Barn, near Pulborough in Sussex. The countryside is absolutely stunning, with views of the downs and rolling hills covered in lush, green spring crops. View the full wedding using the slideshow below (swipe through images on a mobile) or scroll down for a few shots: The Fern i...
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Preview: Paul & Sophie Wedding, Woldingham School, Surrey

A few preview shots from Sophie & Paul's wedding last Saturday, and some tips on how to deal with strong sunshine in summer weddings. Shooting in direct sunlight is can be very difficult. Great weather is always wonderful for weddings, but strong sunlight creates hard shadows and cause people to squint, which can be unflattering. To counter this...
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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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