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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: 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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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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