Philip Bedford Wedding Photography: Blog http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Philip Bedford Wedding Photography philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:48:00 GMT Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:48:00 GMT http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u865747762-o303664046-50.jpg Philip Bedford Wedding Photography: Blog http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog 120 80 Preview: Nilesh & Kasia's slightly snowy wedding at The Bingham Hotel, Richmond http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/12/preview-nilesh-kasias-slightly-snowy-wedding-at-the-bingham-hotel-richmond 0001_Preview_Nilesh_&_Kasia_Wedding_The_Bingham_Hotel_Richmond_London0001_Preview_Nilesh_&_Kasia_Wedding_The_Bingham_Hotel_Richmond_LondonNilesh & Kasia Wedding, The Bingham Hotel, Richmond, London I was lucky enough on Sunday to finally photograph a wedding in the snow (almost). A flurry hit the south-western area of London in time for us to get a couple of snaps before it subsided again only an hour later!

0002_Preview_Nilesh_&_Kasia_Wedding_The_Bingham_Hotel_Richmond_London0002_Preview_Nilesh_&_Kasia_Wedding_The_Bingham_Hotel_Richmond_LondonNilesh & Kasia Wedding, The Bingham Hotel, Richmond, London

0003_Preview_Nilesh_&_Kasia_Wedding_The_Bingham_Hotel_Richmond_London0003_Preview_Nilesh_&_Kasia_Wedding_The_Bingham_Hotel_Richmond_LondonNilesh & Kasia Wedding, The Bingham Hotel, Richmond, London And then the snow stopped! Argh, probably for the best though as we needed to get to the reception venue at the Bingham Hotel. The gardens of the hotel overlook the River Thames and I love using my Sigma 24-35 fast lens to capture shots like this.

0004_Preview_Nilesh_&_Kasia_Wedding_The_Bingham_Hotel_Richmond_London0004_Preview_Nilesh_&_Kasia_Wedding_The_Bingham_Hotel_Richmond_LondonNilesh & Kasia Wedding, The Bingham Hotel, Richmond, London

0005_Preview_Nilesh_&_Kasia_Wedding_The_Bingham_Hotel_Richmond_London0005_Preview_Nilesh_&_Kasia_Wedding_The_Bingham_Hotel_Richmond_LondonNilesh & Kasia Wedding, The Bingham Hotel, Richmond, London The fast lens also comes in handy using fairy lights and a very shallow depth of field (with some flash backlighting) for shots like these.

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philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) bride english weddings groom london modern photography preview richmond surrey the bingham hotel wedding winter weddings http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/12/preview-nilesh-kasias-slightly-snowy-wedding-at-the-bingham-hotel-richmond Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:48:01 GMT
Preview: Martin & Sarah's Wedding at Brighton Town Hall http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/11/preview-martin-sarahs-wedding-at-brighton-town-hall 0004_Preview_Martin_&_Sarah_Wedding_Brighton_Town_Hall_East_Sussex0004_Preview_Martin_&_Sarah_Wedding_Brighton_Town_Hall_East_SussexMartin & Sarah Wedding, Brighton Town Hall, Brighton, Sussex A few preview shots from Saturday's wedding on Armistice day at Brighton Town Hall.

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philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) bride brighton english weddings groom photography sussex weddings town hall wedding http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/11/preview-martin-sarahs-wedding-at-brighton-town-hall Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:55:30 GMT
Preview: Stephen & Anthea's wedding at Upwaltham Barns, West Sussex http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/10/preview-stephen-antheas-wedding-at-upwaltham-barns-west-sussex 0008_Preview_Stephen_&_Anthea_Wedding_Upwaltham_Barns_West_Sussex0008_Preview_Stephen_&_Anthea_Wedding_Upwaltham_Barns_West_Sussex A few shots from Saturday's wedding at Upwaltham Barns. We had cloudy conditions for most of the day but as golden hour approached the clouds shifted to give us this golden autumn light across the downs.

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Steve and Anthea also wanted to have some fun mimicking the famous american painting by Grant Wood. We had to use a dinner fork, as we couldn't find a pitch fork! 

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We really had to run up the hill to get these next shots as the sun was setting. The light threw beautiful shadows across the valley of Upwaltham in the South Downs and I played about with off-camera flash to balance the exposure. 0006_Preview_Stephen_&_Anthea_Wedding_Upwaltham_Barns_West_Sussex0006_Preview_Stephen_&_Anthea_Wedding_Upwaltham_Barns_West_Sussex 0007_Preview_Stephen_&_Anthea_Wedding_Upwaltham_Barns_West_Sussex0007_Preview_Stephen_&_Anthea_Wedding_Upwaltham_Barns_West_Sussex

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philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) autumn wedding bride country english weddings groom photography preview sussex sussex weddings upwaltham barns wedding http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/10/preview-stephen-antheas-wedding-at-upwaltham-barns-west-sussex Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:34:06 GMT
Preview: Tim & Meg's late summer wedding at Duncton Mill Fishery, West Sussex http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/9/preview-tim-megs-late-summer-wedding-at-duncton-mill-fishery-west-sussex 0004_Preview_Tim_&_Meg_Wedding_Ducton_Mill_Fishery_West_Sussex0004_Preview_Tim_&_Meg_Wedding_Ducton_Mill_Fishery_West_Sussex A few preview photos from Meg & Tim's wedding at Duncton Mill Fishery, near Chichester in West Sussex. 

0001_Preview_Tim_&_Meg_Wedding_Ducton_Mill_Fishery_West_Sussex0001_Preview_Tim_&_Meg_Wedding_Ducton_Mill_Fishery_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.

0002_Preview_Tim_&_Meg_Wedding_Ducton_Mill_Fishery_West_Sussex0002_Preview_Tim_&_Meg_Wedding_Ducton_Mill_Fishery_West_Sussex 0003_Preview_Tim_&_Meg_Wedding_Ducton_Mill_Fishery_West_Sussex0003_Preview_Tim_&_Meg_Wedding_Ducton_Mill_Fishery_West_Sussex As Duncan is primarily a fishery, the venue only does a handful of weddings each year. The vast lake was perfect for photos and capturing stunning reflections.

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0007_Preview_Tim_&_Meg_Wedding_Ducton_Mill_Fishery_West_Sussex0007_Preview_Tim_&_Meg_Wedding_Ducton_Mill_Fishery_West_Sussex Duncton is in a very rural part of West Sussex, and the stars in this area are amazing due to the lack of light pollution. I wanted to experiment with capturing them in this shot below. 0008_Preview_Tim_&_Meg_Wedding_Ducton_Mill_Fishery_West_Sussex0008_Preview_Tim_&_Meg_Wedding_Ducton_Mill_Fishery_West_Sussex

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Preview: Daniel & Alice's wedding in the South Downs at Pangdean Barn, Pyecombe, Brighton http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/8/preview-daniel-alices-wedding-at-pangdean-barn-pyecombe-brighton 0008_Preview_Daniel_&_Alice_Wedding_Pangdean_Barn_Pyecombe_Brighton_Sussex0008_Preview_Daniel_&_Alice_Wedding_Pangdean_Barn_Pyecombe_Brighton_SussexDaniel & Alice Wedding, Pangdean Barn, Pyecombe, Brighton, Sussex

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.

0001_Preview_Daniel_&_Alice_Wedding_Pangdean_Barn_Pyecombe_Brighton_Sussex0001_Preview_Daniel_&_Alice_Wedding_Pangdean_Barn_Pyecombe_Brighton_SussexDaniel & Alice Wedding, Pangdean Barn, Pyecombe, Brighton, Sussex

0002_Preview_Daniel_&_Alice_Wedding_Pangdean_Barn_Pyecombe_Brighton_Sussex0002_Preview_Daniel_&_Alice_Wedding_Pangdean_Barn_Pyecombe_Brighton_SussexDaniel & Alice Wedding, Pangdean Barn, Pyecombe, Brighton, Sussex The ceremony took place under an apple tree that is just coming into season. The apples add a nice feature for photographic composition and an additional splash of colour.

0004_Preview_Daniel_&_Alice_Wedding_Pangdean_Barn_Pyecombe_Brighton_Sussex0004_Preview_Daniel_&_Alice_Wedding_Pangdean_Barn_Pyecombe_Brighton_SussexDaniel & Alice Wedding, Pangdean Barn, Pyecombe, Brighton, Sussex The venue's location in the South Downs National Park means that there are fields and hills in all directions and this country lane is a firm favourite of mine for shooting portraits. 

0003_Preview_Daniel_&_Alice_Wedding_Pangdean_Barn_Pyecombe_Brighton_Sussex0003_Preview_Daniel_&_Alice_Wedding_Pangdean_Barn_Pyecombe_Brighton_SussexDaniel & Alice Wedding, Pangdean Barn, Pyecombe, Brighton, Sussex 0005_Preview_Daniel_&_Alice_Wedding_Pangdean_Barn_Pyecombe_Brighton_Sussex0005_Preview_Daniel_&_Alice_Wedding_Pangdean_Barn_Pyecombe_Brighton_SussexDaniel & Alice Wedding, Pangdean Barn, Pyecombe, Brighton, Sussex This is the track that we took my little Ford Fiesta up - it's a bit rocky for walking. At Golden Hour, the time when the sun is low in the sky and produces these golden colours, is a great time for wedding portraits and the best time for landscape photography too. Using my knowledge of landscapes we shot a couple of photos on this hill; this walking photo is looking South, back towards Pangdean Barn.

0006_Preview_Daniel_&_Alice_Wedding_Pangdean_Barn_Pyecombe_Brighton_Sussex0006_Preview_Daniel_&_Alice_Wedding_Pangdean_Barn_Pyecombe_Brighton_SussexDaniel & Alice Wedding, Pangdean Barn, Pyecombe, Brighton, Sussex There were loads of small flies and flying ants hovering in the evening light. They speckle this photo as small blobs of light to give it a magical atmosphere.

0007_Preview_Daniel_&_Alice_Wedding_Pangdean_Barn_Pyecombe_Brighton_Sussex0007_Preview_Daniel_&_Alice_Wedding_Pangdean_Barn_Pyecombe_Brighton_SussexDaniel & Alice Wedding, Pangdean Barn, Pyecombe, Brighton, Sussex Finally, I used two flashes at almost full power to balance the setting sun and the exposure on Dan & Alice. A full CTO lighting gel on one flash helped balance the colours. Using flash allowed me to keep the colour and exposure in the sky and to use the light from the sun as a key light for some drama in this photo and the one at the top of this post. 

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philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) bride brighton country english weddings golden hour groom off camera flash pangdean barn photography preview pyecombe summer weddings sussex sussex weddings wedding http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/8/preview-daniel-alices-wedding-at-pangdean-barn-pyecombe-brighton Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:05:19 GMT
Preview: Chris & Alice's wedding at Slaugham Place, Sussex http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/8/preview-chris-alices-wedding-at-slaugham-place-sussex 0001_Preview_Chris_&_Alice_Wedding_Slaugham_Place_West_Sussex0001_Preview_Chris_&_Alice_Wedding_Slaugham_Place_West_SussexChris & Alice Wedding, 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.

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After an initial summer shower of rain, it brightened up for us to take advantage of the breath-taking ruins of Slaugham Place and the bridge over the moat.

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This shot was taken right at the end of the moat using a long focal length, 200mm, to maximise the reflections and light to produce these great colours. 0008_Preview_Chris_&_Alice_Wedding_Slaugham_Place_West_Sussex0008_Preview_Chris_&_Alice_Wedding_Slaugham_Place_West_SussexChris & Alice Wedding, Slaugham Place, Sussex

0009_Preview_Chris_&_Alice_Wedding_Slaugham_Place_West_Sussex0009_Preview_Chris_&_Alice_Wedding_Slaugham_Place_West_SussexChris & Alice Wedding, Slaugham Place, Sussex The bokeh in these two photos have rain drops falling off the trees and caught by the sunlight in the background.  

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We didn't quite catch a full golden hour as the sun would have disappeared behind the tall trees in the west, so we started shooting a couple of portraits in evening light by the arches. 0011_Preview_Chris_&_Alice_Wedding_Slaugham_Place_West_Sussex0011_Preview_Chris_&_Alice_Wedding_Slaugham_Place_West_SussexChris & Alice Wedding, Slaugham Place, Sussex

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Finally, Gosia (My assistant) and I, had a play around with some flashes at night with the arches, placing a flash behind Chris & Alice and a flash either side of the ruins. A light fog had started rolling in to create this misty atmosphere! 0013_Preview_Chris_&_Alice_Wedding_Slaugham_Place_West_Sussex0013_Preview_Chris_&_Alice_Wedding_Slaugham_Place_West_SussexChris & Alice Wedding, Slaugham Place, Sussex

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philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) bolney bride country english weddings golden hour groom off camera flash preview slaugham place st mary magdalene's church summer weddings sussex sussex weddings wedding http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/8/preview-chris-alices-wedding-at-slaugham-place-sussex Mon, 07 Aug 2017 08:56:59 GMT
Preview: Sam & Laura's wedding at Chapel Barn, West Sussex http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/7/preview-sam-lauras-wedding-at-chapel-barn-west-sussex 0001_Preview_Sam_&_Laura_Wedding_Chapel_Barn_Sussex0001_Preview_Sam_&_Laura_Wedding_Chapel_Barn_SussexSam & Laura Wedding, Chapel Barn, West Sussrex 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.

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Rain provides a great texture to the images, defining a wonderful ambience of frozen droplets in the air, like a still snowy morning.

0003_Preview_Sam_&_Laura_Wedding_Chapel_Barn_Sussex0003_Preview_Sam_&_Laura_Wedding_Chapel_Barn_SussexSam & Laura Wedding, Chapel Barn, West Sussrex Kudos to Laura and Sam for being really keen to get photos and going the extra mile through the rain in wet grass and even a little mud to go down to the lake near the barn. It was really worth it!

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0005_Preview_Sam_&_Laura_Wedding_Chapel_Barn_Sussex0005_Preview_Sam_&_Laura_Wedding_Chapel_Barn_SussexSam & Laura Wedding, Chapel Barn, West Sussrex 0007_Preview_Sam_&_Laura_Wedding_Chapel_Barn_Sussex0007_Preview_Sam_&_Laura_Wedding_Chapel_Barn_SussexSam & Laura Wedding, Chapel Barn, West Sussrex For this shot, I set up some backlighting again and sheltered Sam & Laura under an open walled barn. Laura had decorated the barn with hay bales and bunting, which also made a great backdrop to use for our group photos. 0008_Preview_Sam_&_Laura_Wedding_Chapel_Barn_Sussex0008_Preview_Sam_&_Laura_Wedding_Chapel_Barn_SussexSam & Laura Wedding, Chapel Barn, West Sussrex 0011_Preview_Sam_&_Laura_Wedding_Chapel_Barn_Sussex0011_Preview_Sam_&_Laura_Wedding_Chapel_Barn_SussexSam & Laura Wedding, Chapel Barn, West Sussrex The barn is decorated in festoon lighting in the rafters and they'd also put out a lot of fairy lights. Here, I used some fairy lights in the foreground and a wide aperture to blur them to create more lighting and a pattern of light around the couple.

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philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) barn bride country english weddings farm groom hints & tips preview rain rustic summer sussex sussex weddings weddings wet weather http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/7/preview-sam-lauras-wedding-at-chapel-barn-west-sussex Sun, 30 Jul 2017 10:40:47 GMT
Jonathan & Sharka Wedding at Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/7/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: 

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0209_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0209_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex 0226_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0226_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex James, Sharka & Jonathan's son, walked Sharka down the aisle, read a poem at the ceremony and gave a speech at the wedding breakfast. Jessica, their daughter, was a flower girl and also joined in on the poem. The ceremony was outside in the hotel garden in beautiful summer sunshine.

0243_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0243_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex 0244_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0244_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex 0273_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0273_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex 0001_Preview_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0001_Preview_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex

These portraits are taken around the hotel gardens, where there are loads of pockets of shade from the sun under the greenery of trees and bushes. 0002_Preview_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0002_Preview_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex

0003_Preview_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0003_Preview_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex 0004_Preview_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0004_Preview_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex 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.

0396_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0396_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex 0419_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0419_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex Here's Martin, the toastmaster who was absolutely fantastic to work with on the day. I always love working with toastmasters and they really know how to MC an event with graceful politeness and a flair of showmanship.

0473_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0473_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex 0484_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0484_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex 0487_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0487_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex 0527_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0527_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex 0544_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0544_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex

0589_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0589_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex 0588_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0588_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex Here's a Czech and English comparison for the wedding guest book, a fingerprint tree.

0005_Preview_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0005_Preview_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex Having a play around at Golden Hour with the landscape of suss in the background under these large trees created two very different photos. This top one light from the front and the bottom one using the sun behind the couple instead.

0006_Preview_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0006_Preview_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex

0605_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0605_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex 0609_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0609_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex 0612_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0612_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex 0636_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0636_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex 0682_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0682_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex

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Stationery - Joanne - Elegant Stationery

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Harpist – Fiona Hosford

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Hair - Alexander Hotel Hairdresser – Rebecca

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philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) alexander house hotel bride civil ceremonies country east english weddings golden hour grinstead" groom jonathan modern photography preview sharka summer weddings sussex sussex weddings wedding wedding ideas http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/7/jonathan-sharka-wedding-at-alexander-house-hotel-east-grinstead-sussex Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:40:33 GMT
Robert & Naomi's wedding at home in the Hertfordshire Countryside http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/7/robert-naomis-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: 

0002_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0002_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, A proper bunting wedding, loads of it decorating the wedding venue and even bunting hanging at the Bride's parents house! The bridesmaids looked stunning in navy blue dresses, providing a great contrast with the yellow sunflowers.

0007_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0007_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross,

0020_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0020_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0057_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0057_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0082_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0082_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0080_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0080_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0100_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0100_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0119_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0119_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross,

0150_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0150_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0165_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0165_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0198_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0198_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0214_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0214_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0217_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0217_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0301_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0301_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, I love how the wind caught Naomi's dress just at the right moment here! Also, even the Rolls Royce seems to match the colour scheme of Navy, along with Robert's tie.

0305_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0305_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross,

0311_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0311_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0317_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0317_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0325_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0325_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0326_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0326_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, The wedding was set in woodland, again decorated with bunting, just at the back of the marquee. The light was beautiful coming through the leafy trees and there were hops decorating the archway that Naomi & Rob got married under. There was also a beautiful pond and summer house just ahead, it was a truly stunning setting for a ceremony and so beautifully peaceful.

0330_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0330_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0348_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0348_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0366_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0366_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0382_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0382_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross,

0393_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0393_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0438_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0438_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross,

Featuring this beautiful Rolls Royce and the stunning countryside surrounding Rob's parents' home near Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

0002_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0002_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 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. 0003_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0003_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, The woodland also has a breathtaking pond and summer house and we couldn't resist getting the rowing boat for a couple of shots too. 0004_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0004_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0005_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0005_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0006_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0006_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross,

0007_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0007_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, We then went for a walk in the field opposite to catch some photos in the fading golden summer light of the evening and topped it off with a firework display. 0008_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0008_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0009_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0009_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0010_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0010_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross,

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Marquee: MHC marquees

Catering: Franz Schinagl, Speck Mobile

Florist: Stephanie Randel Flowers

Dress: Sassi Holford, jacket by Susanne Neville

Hairstyling/Make-up: Teresa Cross, La Vita Hair design; Carla Tangi, Feel Beautiful

Bridesmaids dresses: Asos

Groomswear: M&S

Cake: Waitrose

Music: Antler Ceilidh Band

Decorations: Paper lantern company; home made bunting by family friends

Stationary: Kirstin Bruges

 

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philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) bride bunting civil ceremonies country english weddings fireworks groom hertfordshire lake photography pond preview rolls royce rowing boat rustic summer weddings wedding http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/7/robert-naomis-wedding-at-home-in-the-hertfordshire-countryside Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:30:56 GMT
Preview: Chris & Julia's wedding at St Botolph's Church & House on the Brooks, West Sussex http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/7/preview-chris-julias-wedding-at-st-botolph-s-church-house-on-the-brooks-west-sussex 0002_Preview_Christopher_&_Julia_Wedding_House_on_the_Brooks_Hardham_West_Sussex0002_Preview_Christopher_&_Julia_Wedding_House_on_the_Brooks_Hardham_West_SussexChristopher & Julia Wedding, House on the Brooks, Hardham, 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.

0001_Preview_Christopher_&_Julia_Wedding_House_on_the_Brooks_Hardham_West_Sussex0001_Preview_Christopher_&_Julia_Wedding_House_on_the_Brooks_Hardham_West_SussexChristopher & Julia Wedding, House on the Brooks, Hardham, West Sussex

0003_Preview_Christopher_&_Julia_Wedding_House_on_the_Brooks_Hardham_West_Sussex0003_Preview_Christopher_&_Julia_Wedding_House_on_the_Brooks_Hardham_West_SussexChristopher & Julia Wedding, House on the Brooks, Hardham, 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 landscape to my advantage. This shot involved being much closer than I usually shoot and photographing using a soft depth of field and a wide lens.

0004_Preview_Christopher_&_Julia_Wedding_House_on_the_Brooks_Hardham_West_Sussex0004_Preview_Christopher_&_Julia_Wedding_House_on_the_Brooks_Hardham_West_SussexChristopher & Julia Wedding, House on the Brooks, Hardham, West Sussex 0005_Preview_Christopher_&_Julia_Wedding_House_on_the_Brooks_Hardham_West_Sussex0005_Preview_Christopher_&_Julia_Wedding_House_on_the_Brooks_Hardham_West_SussexChristopher & Julia Wedding, House on the Brooks, Hardham, West Sussex The countryside surrounding House on the Brooks is very flat, so shooting creatively requires using small elements to your advantage and trying to avoid having the horizon striking through the shot in a strange way. Using long grass and this gate (below) added another element of interest as well as the large tree in the background.  0006_Preview_Christopher_&_Julia_Wedding_House_on_the_Brooks_Hardham_West_Sussex0006_Preview_Christopher_&_Julia_Wedding_House_on_the_Brooks_Hardham_West_SussexChristopher & Julia Wedding, House on the Brooks, Hardham, West Sussex

0007_Preview_Christopher_&_Julia_Wedding_House_on_the_Brooks_Hardham_West_Sussex0007_Preview_Christopher_&_Julia_Wedding_House_on_the_Brooks_Hardham_West_SussexChristopher & Julia Wedding, House on the Brooks, Hardham, West Sussex Patience with the light can really pay off. Just towards the end of golden hour, the sun poked through the clouds to give us a nice sunset to enjoy for a whole 2 minutes. This was probably the only good shot I got before it disappeared again (though I haven't checked all the images yet). When looking for light, you have to be really quick and it can change so quickly (even on calm, cloudy days)!

0008_Preview_Christopher_&_Julia_Wedding_House_on_the_Brooks_Hardham_West_Sussex0008_Preview_Christopher_&_Julia_Wedding_House_on_the_Brooks_Hardham_West_SussexChristopher & Julia Wedding, House on the Brooks, Hardham, West Sussex Finally, to mix up the flat lighting of most of the day, I wanted to utilise some of the Turner-esque colours in the sky at sunset. Using an off camera flash and white umbrella to expose Chris & Julia, I underexposed the sky heavily and pushed it a little bit in Lightroom to emphasise those subtle colours in the sky.

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philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) church weddings country english weddings house on the brooks off camera flash photography preview st botolph's church steyning hardham chris julia bride groom sunset sussex weddings http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/7/preview-chris-julias-wedding-at-st-botolph-s-church-house-on-the-brooks-west-sussex Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:51:12 GMT
Preview: Wayne & Vivien's wedding at Crockstead Farm Hotel, Halland, Sussex http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/7/preview-wayne-viviens-wedding-at-crockstead-farm-hotel-halland-sussex 0006_Preview_Wayne_&_Vivien_Wedding_Crockstead_Farm_Hotel_Halland_Sussex0006_Preview_Wayne_&_Vivien_Wedding_Crockstead_Farm_Hotel_Halland_SussexWayne & Vivien Wedding, Crockstead Farm, Halland, Sussex A few shots from Friday's wedding at Crockstead Farm near Lewes in Sussex.

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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.

0002_Preview_Wayne_&_Vivien_Wedding_Crockstead_Farm_Hotel_Halland_Sussex0002_Preview_Wayne_&_Vivien_Wedding_Crockstead_Farm_Hotel_Halland_SussexWayne & Vivien Wedding, Crockstead Farm, Halland, Sussex 0003_Preview_Wayne_&_Vivien_Wedding_Crockstead_Farm_Hotel_Halland_Sussex0003_Preview_Wayne_&_Vivien_Wedding_Crockstead_Farm_Hotel_Halland_SussexWayne & Vivien Wedding, Crockstead Farm, Halland, Sussex 0004_Preview_Wayne_&_Vivien_Wedding_Crockstead_Farm_Hotel_Halland_Sussex0004_Preview_Wayne_&_Vivien_Wedding_Crockstead_Farm_Hotel_Halland_SussexWayne & Vivien Wedding, Crockstead Farm, Halland, Sussex I've photographed this venue a few times, so it's an interesting challenge to try and photograph something a bit more unique to my previous shoots. I liked this photo as I hadn't shot the field and country lane in this way before. I'd refrained from shooting this with previous couples as it didn't interest me as much as some of the other locations but I think the leading line of the country lane works well. 

0005_Preview_Wayne_&_Vivien_Wedding_Crockstead_Farm_Hotel_Halland_Sussex0005_Preview_Wayne_&_Vivien_Wedding_Crockstead_Farm_Hotel_Halland_SussexWayne & Vivien Wedding, Crockstead Farm, Halland, Sussex This, however, is a firm classic of mine, both here and at other wedding venues. I just can't get enough of long summer grass as an element of interest in summer wedding photography.

0007_Preview_Wayne_&_Vivien_Wedding_Crockstead_Farm_Hotel_Halland_Sussex0007_Preview_Wayne_&_Vivien_Wedding_Crockstead_Farm_Hotel_Halland_SussexWayne & Vivien Wedding, Crockstead Farm, Halland, Sussex I've been playing around more with my new lens, Sigma 24-35mm F2.0 to create some super soft backgrounds with dappled light.

0008_Preview_Wayne_&_Vivien_Wedding_Crockstead_Farm_Hotel_Halland_Sussex0008_Preview_Wayne_&_Vivien_Wedding_Crockstead_Farm_Hotel_Halland_SussexWayne & Vivien Wedding, Crockstead Farm, Halland, Sussex Finally, we raced outside just as the sun was setting to capture this shot. We couldn't quite catch the sun before it went down for some golden hour pictures, but instead we used the colours in the sky and a couple of flashes for this sunset picture.

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philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) bride civil ceremonies country crockstead farm english weddings groom modern preview summer weddings sussex weddings vintage wedding http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/7/preview-wayne-viviens-wedding-at-crockstead-farm-hotel-halland-sussex Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:58:45 GMT
Paul & Sophie's wedding at Woldingham School in Surrey http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/7/paul-sophies-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: 

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0116_Paul_&_Sophie_Wedding_Woldingham_School_Surrey0116_Paul_&_Sophie_Wedding_Woldingham_School_SurreyPaul & Sophie Wedding, Woldingham School, Surrey The Bridesmaids had stunning Hellenic style dresses in neutral colours to match the pastel (grey/white/ivory/silver/blush pink) colour scheme.

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Two Silver Mercedes S Class escorted the bridal party to Woldingham Chapel for the ceremony. The guests were then treated to a champagne reception with a singer and guitarist with lawn games supplied by the venue.

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The décor was quite classic, lots of flowers / candles / fairy lights and a stunning 5ft laminated LOVE sign. They had also supplied wedding favours of mini limoncello bottles and there were two wedding cakes: one 4 tier white/silver/grey, bold and ruffles & another 5 tier cheese cake decorated with green flowers.

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There were lots of evening antics in the Photo-booth, which you can check out here and some great music from the live band (even the Groom got a turn with the microphone!) to inspire some eclectic dancing! We also had a bit of fun playing with the lighting around the pond and fountain in the garden after dark.

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Catering: Woldingham School/Marden Park

Florist: Lisa Jordan Florist

Dress: Elizabeth James

Hairstyling/Make-up: Lucianne Beauty

Cake: Nancy Fancy Cakes

Music: Zac (day time) Martin Bell Band (evening)

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philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) Bride Church Weddings Country English Weddings Groom Marden Park Modern Photo Booth Photography Purley Summer Weddings Surrey Wedding Woldingham School http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/7/paul-sophies-wedding-at-woldingham-school-in-surrey Tue, 04 Jul 2017 18:51:35 GMT
Preview: Jonathan & Sharka Wedding at Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/preview-jonathan-sharka-wedding-at-alexander-house-hotel-east-grinstead 0001_Preview_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0001_Preview_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex

A few preview photographs of Jonathan & Sharka's outdoor summer wedding at Alexander House Hotel. 0002_Preview_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_Sussex0002_Preview_Jonathan_&_Sharka_Wedding_Alexander_House_Hotel_East_Grinstead_SussexJonathan & Sharka Wedding, Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead, Sussex

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philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) Alexander House Hotel Bride Civil Ceremonies Country East English Weddings Golden Hour Grinstead" Groom Jonathan Modern Photography Preview Sharka Summer Weddings Sussex Sussex Weddings Wedding http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/preview-jonathan-sharka-wedding-at-alexander-house-hotel-east-grinstead Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:34:14 GMT
Ross & Grace's DIY Wedding at Holy Trinity Church, Darlington, County Durham http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/ross-graces-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 sunshine in the morning was very strong, with the threat of a summer storm, which caught us at around 3pm, just as we got the reception venue after taking some photos walking through the park.

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This backlighting from the window created a brilliant glow to the image, which surprised me when I started shooting the bridal preparations as this room was quite small, but worked so well for this shot.

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We shot this photo just outside the doorway of the reception venue in the car park. Some off camera flash backlighting and exposure settings really help make the rain stand out (and hide the carpark in the background!)

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Catering: Paella by Antonio 

Dress: Wed2B.co.uk

Hairstyling/Make-up: Vincent Owen -Darlington

Bridesmaids dresses: Chi Chi London

Groomswear: Moss Bros

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philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) Bride Church Weddings County Durham Darlington English Weddings Groom Modern Photography Preview Rustic Summer Weddings Town Wedding http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/ross-graces-diy-wedding-at-holy-trinity-church-darlington-county-durham Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:31:35 GMT
Preview: Robert & Naomi's wedding at home in the Hertfordshire Countryside http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/preview-robert-naomis-wedding-at-home-in-the-hertfordshire-countryside 0001_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0001_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, Featuring this beautiful Rolls Royce and the stunning countryside surrounding Rob's parents' home near Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

0002_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0002_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 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. 0003_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0003_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, The woodland also has a breathtaking pond and summer house and we couldn't resist getting the rowing boat for a couple of shots too. 0004_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0004_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0005_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0005_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0006_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0006_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross,

0007_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0007_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, We then went for a walk in the field opposite to catch some photos in the fading golden summer light of the evening and topped it off with a firework display. 0008_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0008_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0009_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0009_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross, 0010_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_Hertfordshire0010_Preview_Robert_&_Naomi_Wedding_The_White_House_Cuckolds_Cross_HertfordshireRobert & Naomi Wedding, The White House, Cuckolds Cross,

What a wedding!

 

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Pete & Ellie's Spring Wedding at Fitzleroi Barn, Pulborough, Sussex http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/pete-ellies-spring-wedding-at-fitzleroi-barn-pulborough-sussex 0003_Preview_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_Sussex0003_Preview_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_SussexPete & Ellie Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, 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: 

0067_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_Sussex0067_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_SussexPete & Ellie Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, Sussex 0204_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_Sussex0204_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_SussexPete & Ellie Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, Sussex

0134_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_Sussex0134_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_SussexPete & Ellie Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, Sussex The Fern is the national symbol for New Zealand, where Pete's family is from so a lot of Maori traditions were part of the day. Pete wore a beautiful feather cloak known as a 'kakahu' gifted to him by his family, to wear at the wedding ceremony. This wedding was also on Easter weekend, so the wedding favours were Cadbury Cream Eggs and there was a sweet table with Easter chocolates.   0316_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_Sussex0316_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_SussexPete & Ellie Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, Sussex 0001_Preview_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_Sussex0001_Preview_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_SussexPete & Ellie Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, Sussex

0004_Preview_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_Sussex0004_Preview_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_SussexPete & Ellie Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, Sussex

0454_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_Sussex0454_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_SussexPete & Ellie Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, Sussex The farm has some really pretty countryside lanes that were in full spring bloom and created wonderful backgrounds using the bokeh from the the depth of field. 

0005_Preview_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_Sussex0005_Preview_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_SussexPete & Ellie Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, Sussex 0007_Preview_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_Sussex0007_Preview_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_SussexPete & Ellie Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, Sussex

We had a little wander in the rape field next to the barn to capture some of that rich yellow that is always scattered through the English countryside at this time of year. The yellow crop rape rubs off its pollen onto anything it touches, so we had to tread carefully.

0553_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_Sussex0553_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_SussexPete & Ellie Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, Sussex

0681_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_Sussex0681_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_SussexPete & Ellie Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, Sussex 0731_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_Sussex0731_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_SussexPete & Ellie Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, Sussex The wedding guests served their own food, roasted lamb at each table, with their own chef hats!

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And in the later evening, we had some surprise Maori dancers, who performed dances and songs for the crowd, including the famous 'Haka'. I love the gentleman watching in the background, dressed in his kilt, bow tie and drinking a nice cup of tea... 1098_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_Sussex1098_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_SussexPete & Ellie Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, Sussex

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Suppliers

Marquee (if applicable): Petworth Marquees

Catering: Buns to Banquets

Florist: Wild Green Floristry

Dress: Morilee

Hairstyling – Bekki Mitchell

Make-Up – Erika Swinn

Music: Tea for Two

DJ: Marks Peters

Decorations: To have and to hire

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philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) Bride Civil Ceremonies Clark Country Ellie English Weddings Fitzleroi Barn Fuller Groom Haka Maori Modern Pete Photography Preview Pulborough Rustic Spring Weddings Sussex Sussex Weddings Wedding http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/pete-ellies-spring-wedding-at-fitzleroi-barn-pulborough-sussex Fri, 09 Jun 2017 08:19:02 GMT
Preview: Paul & Sophie Wedding, Woldingham School, Surrey http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/preview-paul-sophie-wedding-woldingham-school-surrey 0001_Preview_Paul_&_Sophie_Wedding_Woldingham_School_Surrey0001_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.

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To counter this, I found an area in the school where the building would reflect a lot of the light, making it indirect and allowing me to use backlighting with the reflected light for the group photos. I also liked how the architecture against the dark trees reminded me of Italy.

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Shaded areas are ideal, but even a bit of shade, like this Pergola walk, can be useful. An enclosed space, with light walls and plants for light to bounce off also helps balance the exposure here, but of course, walking Paul & Sophie away from the sun, provided an easier time with exposure and this image below works better than the ones above in terms of lighting, due to it being slightly backlit, but with lots of reflected light too.  0008_Preview_Paul_&_Sophie_Wedding_Woldingham_School_Surrey0008_Preview_Paul_&_Sophie_Wedding_Woldingham_School_Surrey

0007_Preview_Paul_&_Sophie_Wedding_Woldingham_School_Surrey0007_Preview_Paul_&_Sophie_Wedding_Woldingham_School_Surrey When using shade, sometimes you have to place the subject very specifically, so that you don't get hard shadows in the key areas. We used a thin piller to cast the shadow across Paul & Sophie's faces and it was enough to give us soft lighting for a great portrait.

0009_Preview_Paul_&_Sophie_Wedding_Woldingham_School_Surrey0009_Preview_Paul_&_Sophie_Wedding_Woldingham_School_Surrey Finally, as it got dark we tried catching some lat evening light, but the clouds gave us too much trouble. Still using backlighting here with a softer light from the sun and a darker background worked well with the veil and I eventually got the artificial lights out to do some backlighting of my own:

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philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) Bride Catholic Church Ceremony Church Weddings Country English Weddings Groom Hints & tips Modern Photography Preview School Summer Weddings Surrey Wedding Woldingham http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/preview-paul-sophie-wedding-woldingham-school-surrey Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:12:33 GMT
Preview: Ross & Grace Wedding, Holy Trinity Church, Darlington http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/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.

0001_Ross_&_Grace_Wedding_Holy_Trinity_Church_Darlington_County_Durham0001_Ross_&_Grace_Wedding_Holy_Trinity_Church_Darlington_County_DurhamRoss & Grace Wedding, Holy Trinity Church, Darlington, County Durham

0003_Ross_&_Grace_Wedding_Holy_Trinity_Church_Darlington_County_Durham0003_Ross_&_Grace_Wedding_Holy_Trinity_Church_Darlington_County_DurhamRoss & Grace Wedding, Holy Trinity Church, Darlington, County Durham

0005_Ross_&_Grace_Wedding_Holy_Trinity_Church_Darlington_County_Durham0005_Ross_&_Grace_Wedding_Holy_Trinity_Church_Darlington_County_DurhamRoss & Grace Wedding, Holy Trinity Church, Darlington, County Durham I loved the architecture of Darlington, with it's victorian houses of rustic brick and quaint little alleys, mews cottages and sash windows. Grace had an amazing veil that Father of The Bride, Kevin, and Bridesmaid, Emily, helped me utilise for a couple of shots. We took some shots in the park on the way from the church and got to the reception venue just before the heavens opened with a summer storm.

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We shot this photo just outside the doorway of the reception venue in the car park. Some off camera flash backlighting and exposure settings really help make the rain stand out (and hide the carpark in the background!)

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Dan & Alice Engagement Shoot at Highdown Gardens in Worthing http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/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. 

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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 and Arundel. The view is stunning, but difficult to capture in portraits. I used the background of the downs and the trees and summer bloom as compositional elements. It was great to use a lot of my skills in landscape photography to balance the light of the sky with the darker land.

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We then had a walk through the gardens of Highdown in the late spring/early summer trees and bluebells. This gave me a great chance to play around with my Sigma 24-35 F2 Lens and blur the summer foliage for some beautiful backgrounds. 

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You can view the full selection of images below:

 

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Preview: Pete & Ellie's countryside wedding at Fitzleroi Barn, Pulborough, Sussex http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/preview-pete-ellies-countryside-wedding-at-fitzleroi-barn-pulborough-sussex 0003_Preview_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_Sussex0003_Preview_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_SussexPete & Ellie Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, 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.

0001_Preview_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_Sussex0001_Preview_Pete_&_Ellie_Wedding_Fitzleroi_Barn_Pulborough_SussexPete & Ellie Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, Sussex 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 wedding ceremony. 

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The farm has some really pretty countryside lanes that were in full spring bloom and created wonderful backgrounds using the bokeh from the the depth of field. 

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We had a little wander in the rape field next to the barn to capture some of that rich yellow that is always scattered through the English countryside at this time of year. The yellow crop rape rubs off its pollen onto anything it touches, so we had to tread carefully.

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philip@pbweddingphotography.com (Philip Bedford Wedding Photography) Bride Civil Ceremonies Clark Country Ellie English Weddings Fitzleroi Barn Fuller Groom Haka Maori Modern Pete Photography Preview Pulborough Sussex Weddings Wedding http://www.pbweddingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/preview-pete-ellies-countryside-wedding-at-fitzleroi-barn-pulborough-sussex Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:55:46 GMT