Documentary Wedding Photography at Painshill Park, Surrey

Sam & Mathans Fun and Laughter Documentary Wedding at Painshill Park, Surrey

In all the years I have been photographing weddings I haven’t encountered many more delightful, easy going, fun loving couples than Sam and Mathan! I photographed their pre wedding shoot not so long ago in Windsor which was great fun so I was really looking forward to being their wedding photographer on their big day. I remember Sam asking for a pre wedding shoot as she said they’re not naturals in front of the camera and barely have any nice shots of themselves together. I always recommend pre wedding shoots for entirely these reasons. If you don’t like having your picture taken or feel self conscious it’s a brilliant way to get used to the camera and understand how I work. It’s so relaxed and informal that there’s nothing to worry about.

I met up with Sam to shoot her bridal prep at the Premier Inn, Cobham before heading over to Painshill Park in Surrey where Mathan and his groomsmen were completing the finishing touches. The ceremony room at Painshill park was full of light which was great news for me! After the ceremony and watching Mathan strut his stuff back down the aisle :-) we moved on to do a handful of group photos before jumping on a golf buggy and whizzing around the gorgeous grounds of Painshill Park. It’s such a big venue that it was really the only way to get to the great locations like the lake, ruins and bluebell wood! As expected the evening reception was full of colour, laughter, great food and amazing dance moves with Mathan being hoisted onto his mates shoulders and paraded around the dance floor :-) For their first dance Sam changed from her beautiful white wedding dress into a traditional Indian red dress full of detail. I left later that evening with music in my ears and a smile on my face.

Lisa & Dans Documentary Style Wedding at Hanbury Manor, Ware

Friday 13th isn't a traditional wedding date but it didn't phase Lisa and Dan as they kicked off their married life in style at Hanbury Manor, Ware. Having tied the knot at the amazing All Saints church in Hertford myself and my assistant Lola then spent the wedding reception at Hanbury Manor.

Lisa and Dan booked me as they love my natural documentary style which is what I specialise in. They weren't particularly interested in endless streams of group pictures but instead for me to focus on relaxed, creative pictures of their loved ones kicking back and having fun! Music to my ears! :-) I couldn't have wished for a more chilled out couple to work with. We even got to have a little ride on a golf buggy as we made our way down to the lake to grab a shot that Lisa REALLY wanted! The sky was almost black but with just a small amount of sunset to work with I captured my favourite pic of the day!! Thanks again for choosing me to be a part of your special day!