WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN SOMERSET
Documentary Wedding Photography
DANIELLE & DAVID'S RELAXED OUTDOOR WEDDING, IN SURREY
David and Danielle first reached out to me a few months prior to their wedding date. Following a lovely chat on the phone, we arranged to visit their venues.
I love venue visits; they give us all a chance to get to know each other more and to prep/discuss all photographic wants and wishes for the big day. Doing this ahead of time means that on the day of the wedding, everything just flows and the vibes are chilled, a win-win for all of us.
Like a lot of my couples, I felt I was really trusted by them both to photograph some key noted shots and Family Groupings, among lots of other lovely candid and natural moments that unfolded during their day. This style of working not only allows me to be aware of the most significant and individual key points of my couple’s day, that will be important to my couples and their families for many wonderful years to come, but to then also have the freedom to be alert and fluid. You won’t usually find me referencing a massive formal list working through it and ticking off shots throughout the entirety of your day! In fact, I normally stick to just a small list for just a portion of the day (chosen by you both of course), which allows me to really focus my time on observing those raw moments and encapsulating them as they naturally happen.
After visiting Guildford Castle, in Surrey, with David and Danielle, not only did they book me, (whooopie!!) but I also now had a better understanding of their “photographic” tastes and how I could help guide them both and their beautiful families, on their big day, to achieve exactly what they wanted from their wedding photography.
Their day was just gorgeous, starting with a small and intimate service at Guildford Registry Office (set in Artington House, built in 1860) followed by Confetti Shots in the Office’s South facing terrace garden, Family and Group Shots at Guildford Castle and ending with a relaxed reception at The Weyside.
I am so glad David and Danielle picked this spot for their Family and Couple Shots as we had plenty of space to move around in and the backdrop was truly stunning. With a mixture of, 360-degree panoramic views of Guildford, charming Surrey countryside and exquisite castle stone (dating back to 1300), we really were utterly spoilt for photo opportunities at this glorious location!
“The Weyside is situated on the banks of the River Wey, near to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and a stone throw from Guildford cobbled High street” and the castle! “A stunning riverside location, with a large beer garden and conservatory” made for the perfect, pretty, tranquil and relaxed wedding reception venue.
It was a joy to shoot such a relaxed intimate wedding, set in the beautiful rolling hills of Surrey and the town I grew up in, Guildford. Thank you so much David and Danielle for sharing your special day with me!
If you’re thinking of booking your wedding photography, let’s have a chat!