Alex and Kate’s wedding at Dartington Hall in Devon was an absolute pleasure to be a part of. I’d like to thank them both for choosing me as their wedding photographer.
Although I’m based in Cornwall, Dartington Hall in Devon is still a few hours drive away, so I travelled up the night before and stayed nearby. That meant I could be up and raring to go first thing in the morning without having to rush. I love to travel for weddings. For me, getting the chance to visit new venues and new places is one of the many perks of being a wedding photographer. On the wedding day itself, everything happened at the same venue, right from getting ready, to the marriage ceremony itself, through to the celebrations in the evening.
Here is their story……
Alex and Kate wanted a very relaxed informal style to their photography, with ‘moments captured on the fly,’ which is exactly how I love to work. They asked for a few portraits in amongst all the beautiful autumnal colours that were starting to appear in the beautiful grounds of Dartington Hall, so between the ceremony and the reception we made space for 15 minutes or so to walk around outside in the sun. I always think this small part of the day is very meaningful part of what I love to do as a wedding photographer. It gives newlyweds the chance to have a short time to themselves away from the crowds, taking in their surroundings and the private significance of their wedding day, while I get to shoot a few more relaxed and intimate portraits. With these kinds of shots, I like to step back out of the way to give the couple their own space, while keeping my camera ready to capture some of their special moments alone together.
The Wedding & Reception Venue – Dartington Hall
This my first visit to Dartington Hall as a wedding photographer. Alex and Kate were extremely lucky with some fabulous weather on their special day. We made the very most of the sunshine by getting out and around the spectacular grounds that Dartington has to offer. It was a classic autumnal day – golden colours in all the trees, and the historic surroundings, so beautiful. Oh, and the Great Hall for the reception – simply epic!