A scorching-hot summer wedding at Pangdean Old Barn, in Pyecombe near Brighton. This amazing wedding was bathed in warm sunlight all day, so it was nice to hide in the shade for a few wedding photographs, as well as shooting some in the sunshine like the one above with the Beaufort convertible wedding car. Getting Emma & Joseph to look at each other, instead of towards me, helped to reduce the risk of them squinting in the sunshine and they interacted much better to get this cute shot of them giggling together!
Pangdean Old Barn is well known to myself, and many other wedding photographer’s, for it’s amazing variety of photo locations. This mulberry tree is a popular spot for couple of photographs. The ribbons are a recent addition by the venue team, who are absolutely brilliant at helping your wedding day run smoothly (and their food is amazing!)
Our photoshoot during the day, had intermittent pockets of shade for us to get some photographs and keep everyone cool from the hot sun! I love these double barn doors, and Joey just happened to be holding the bouquet in this shot, but I got a quick pose from both of them before passing it back to Emma! These guys were great fun to work with and were really relaxed in front of the camera!
Pangdean Old Barn is one of my favourite wedding venues, partly because of my love of the South Downs, and the fields surrounding the barn are nestled at the foot of these iconic Sussex hills. I went a bit further up this path than I have previously, getting a really clean background for this shot, only for us to be interrupted by a huge combine harvester!
We managed to get away from the evening festivities to just catch the sunset and golden hour over the hills just above the barn. We ran from my car after driving up the hill, and managed to just catch some of the golden sunlight before the sun dipped behind the South Downs to the west.
We then had a little wander in the evening light and long grass of this meadow. The cloudless sky of the evening gave the photos a really beautiful, minimalist look, particularly with the bokeh from my 85mm lens.
I spoke with a client recently and one of the strengths they identified in my wedding photography was my use of colour in landscapes, which I think comes from my landscape photography work and classical training. I love the colours in these shots from the fading sunset and green hills.