Back In The Day: Long Shadows At Crockwell Farm

Back in the Day

A Random Look Back Through My Wedding Photography Archives

It’s hard to believe that Jo and Paul’s wonderful wedding at Crockwell Farm in Eydon, Northamptonshire was well over a year ago now.

It was a truly beautiful morning in the Northamptonshire countryside and the early rural mist had given way to a brilliant winter sun that bode so well for the wedding day ahead.

I had been heading out from where the bridal preparations were taking place, in a quaint little cottage on the farm grounds, to go and take some detail shots of where the bride and groom and their guests would be eating later in the day, when luck would have it and the groom arrived with his young son.

As they helped carry some bridal flowers from the car, the low morning sun cast some dramatic shadows of them walking across the parking area to the beautiful wedding venue . Being such a graphic image, it was perfect for black and white, and is a lovely example of the morning preparations before the wedding day itself got started more fully.

It’s these kind of little stories within the bigger story of the wedding day that I am so drawn to as a storytelling wedding photojournalist.

Are you getting married at Crockwell Farm in Eydon, Northamptonshire, or elsewhere, and like my natural storytelling approach to wedding photography? Then I’d love to hear all about your wedding plans. You can call me now on 07920 422144 or send me a mail via my Contact Page. I look forward to hearing from you.

Why I Love This Image: Wedding Details Abstract

Why I Love This Image

Timeless and abstract wedding photography

Anyone who has followed my personal photography work over the last decade or so will know I have a very soft spot for abstract reality photography – particularly that championed by the late great Aaron Siskind. So it’s no surprise that, from time to time, an abstract approach will turn up in my wedding photography, as in this detail shot from Lois and Dan’s wedding reception at the Village Institute in Upper Harlestone, Northamptonshire.

There’s a certain whimsical charm and timeless feel to this image, from the antiquated chairs to the intricate lace patterns of the wedding dress through to the beautiful textures of the floor itself.  The flowers give a subtle nod to the rural surroundings of the Northampton wedding venue. This is all brought together by the sepia(ish) finish of the final processing.

As part of the wedding story this fits beautifully given that the Village Institute is a stunning 1930s art deco building.  It’s literally a photo that looks like it could have been taken at any time during the last 80 years or so.

It’s certainly an image that’s easy to love.

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My Why I Love This Image series hopefully gives you more of an insight of why I took particular images, their context and my thought processes. As a wedding photojournalist I strongly believe in providing an open, honest and transparent explanation of the photography I capture.

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Contact Me

Love this image too and are getting married? Or maybe you are having a Harlestone Village Institute wedding in Northamptonshire? Then I’d love to talk with you about your wedding plans and how my wedding photojournalism approach can capture the real story of YOUR wedding day. Call me on 07920 422144 or send me an email here.

Northamptonshire wedding photography at Sedgebrook Hall in Chapel Brampton, Northants

Sedgebrook Hall Wedding Photography – Emily & Phil’s Wedding Story

Wedding Stories

Real Wedding Photojournalism – Sedgebrook Hall, Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire

There’s nothing better for a wedding photographer, then to feel like you know the couple pretty well come the wedding day itself.  By the time of Emily & Phil’s wedding at the delightful Sedgebrook Hall in Northamptonshire I had already got to know them a year previously at Lois and Dan’s wedding, also in Northamptonshire – what with Phil being Lois’ brother. Then more recently I’d had the pleasure of shooting a pre-wedding portrait shoot with Emily and Phil at Kelmarsh Hall, again in Northampton.  So in lots of ways it really did feel like I was shooting the wedding of a pair of friends – and that does mean everyone is already relaxed and comfortable.  Ideal for a wedding photojournalist looking to document the couple’s beautiful wedding story in a natural, candid and unobtrusive way.

Country house hotel wedding venue in Northampton

Northamptonshire wedding photographer at Sedgebrook Hall in Chapel Brampton, Northants

Sedgebrook Hall is a stunning wedding venue set in the idyllic English countryside of Northamptonshire. A Victorian building, that also mixes in many modern features, it was a suitable backdrop for Emily and Phil’s wedding day.  As luck would have it, the sun was shining throughout making it a perfect English country wedding but, what’s more, meant that Emily and Phil could marry in the bogoda in the lush gardens.  Arriving early that morning, with my trusted second photographer Steve, we set about shooting the building and beautiful grounds. It was obvious early on that it was going to be a wedding day to remember.

Relaxed and tranquil bridal preparations

Northamptonshire wedding photographer at Sedgebrook Hall in Chapel Brampton, Northants

Some bridal preparations are frantic, noisy and highly excitable affairs. Others are calmer, reflective and relaxed. Emily’s was definitely the latter, with an air of calm and confidence that comes with a bride who has every detail of the wedding day organised.  The preparations took place in the airy and spacious Birch suite, which overlooked the grounds to the front of Sedgebrook Hall, with lots of beautiful natural light – ideal for wedding photography!  Along with her Emily were her bridesmaids, her mum and her young son.  The make-up was beautifully applied by Sophie, of Blushing Orchid.  It was the first time I had worked alongside Sophie but clearly she was a talented make-up artist, great fun and sociable. And the bridal party were definitely very happy with their make-up!  As a wedding photojournalist I love to document the hair and make-up sessions, during this part of the day, as it really gives an extra detail and context to the wedding story.

Second photographer and the Groom’s preparations.

Northamptonshire wedding photography at Sedgebrook Hall in Chapel Brampton, Northants

One of the real benefits of offering an optional second photographer to go with my wedding photography collections is the fact that the Groom’s preparations can also be documented within the wedding story.  Emily and Phil had decided on a second photographer from the outset, so I was delighted to offer them the services of my second shooter Steve – who has shot many weddings with me.  Having worked together so regularly Steve knows exactly the wedding photojournalism style I provide and is able to document the groom’s preparations in exactly the same way.

An outdoors wedding ceremony and a bogoda

Northamptonshire wedding photography at Sedgebrook Hall in Chapel Brampton, Northants

Emily and Phil’s wedding provided a couple of firsts for me as a wedding photography. It was the first outdoors wedding ceremony I had shot.  For overseas readers, especially those from warmer climates, might be a little surprised by this but the fact is that the good old British weather is so unpredictable it’s always a risk planning outdoor weddings in the UK, even at the height of summer!  Even Emily and Phil couldn’t be certain their ceremony would go ahead outside until just a few hours before it was due to start. As a precaution, an indoors location was also prepared – but in the end the weather was kind enough to allow the ceremony to go ahead in the glorious summer sunshine. Either way, being a wedding photojournalist, I’m flexible enough to work with whatever the situation is and, quite literally, whatever the weather throws at me!  The other first for me, was a wedding in a bogoda – which is a unique feature of Sedgebrook Hall’s outdoor weddings. I’m sure you’ll agree it makes for an eye-catching backdrop for a wedding!

Wedding photojournalism and the emotions of the wedding speeches

Northamptonshire wedding photography at Sedgebrook Hall in Chapel Brampton, Northants

Most people tend to think of the wedding speeches and toasts as a time of great laughter and fun.  After all, it’s the Best Man’s speech that a lot of people look forward to and remember for the laughs and amusement it provides – often at the Groom’s great embarrassment and expense. But, often, they can also be emotional affairs and certainly Phil’s Groom’s speech was emotional enough to reduce quite a few people to tears – as I paid a fitting tribute to a family member sadly no longer with us, but no doubt looking down fondly on the happy couple.  It’s these contrasting emotions that wedding photojournalism is so adept at documenting.  You can fake or stage this kind of emotion and it’s why I talk about ensuring the integrity of the moment with my wedding photojournalistic approach.

Burning up the dance floor at the evening reception

Northamptonshire wedding photography at Sedgebrook Hall in Chapel Brampton, Northants

Unlike some wedding photographers, I’m always delighted to stay on past the couple’s first dance, whenever possible, and capture the fun of the evening entertainment – whether that be a band, the traditional disco or some other kind of fun.  Again, for me, it’s all about providing not just wedding photos but a photojournalstic narrative that tells the whole story of the wedding day.  And people letting their hair down on the dance floor is perfect lens candy for wedding photojournalism!  And there was certainly lots of fun on the dance floor at Emily and Phil’s Sedgebrook Hall wedding – in fact twice the energy was so much that the fuses tripped twice!

All in all it was a fantastic wedding day and I was honoured to be part of Emily and Phil’s big day.  I never lose sight of how important wedding photography is in ensuring the memories of the day can live on and be treasured time and time again, even decades in the future.  That’s why I think wedding photojournalism is the perfect way to capture the real story of your wedding day.

Are you getting married at the Sedgebrook Hall in Northamptonshire? Or perhaps you are looking for a wedding photographer who provides a unique and beautiful wedding photojournalism approach? In either case I’d love to talk to you about your wedding plans and how I can beautifully document your real wedding story.  Please give me a call now on 07920 422144or send me a message via my contacts page here.  Alternatively, you can send me a private message via the form at the bottom of this page. I’ll be delighted to hear from you.

Below are a small selection of wedding photography from Emily and Phil’s special day – I’m sure you’ll agree it was a fantastic wedding. You can also see more of some of my other real Wedding Stories here.

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Documenting The Real Story Of Your Wedding. Never Dictating it.

My Wedding Stories show you a chronological selection of photos from throughout a REAL wedding day, rather than just images specially selected for a portfolio (us photographers love to do that.)  After all, your wedding photography should be about your entire day rather than the very best images from the day.  I hope this not only gives you a feel of a whole wedding day but also demonstrates how my wedding photojournalism captures the natural moments, candid emotions and real events of the day – without the need to set up or stage fake moments. If you are getting married and enjoy my documentary wedding photography approach, then I’d really love to chat to you about your plansSend me an email here or leave a private message in the form below and I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can.  You can see my current collections and prices here.

Send me a private message about your wedding plans

Northamptonshire Wedding Photography – Tracy & Gary’s Wedding Story

Wedding Stories

Real Wedding Photojournalism – The Saracen’s Head, Little Brington, Northants

Tracy & Gary were clear from the outset that they wanted a very natural and unobtrusive approach to their wedding story and that’s why my wedding photojournalism approach really appealed to them.  Their wedding was to be in the rural heart of England, in a little Northamptonshire village called Little Brington, so they wanted wedding photography that would be low key but captured all the key moments and natural story of the day. Hence why wedding journalism perfectly matched their needs.

An Historic and Charming Northamptonshire Wedding Venue

Wedding photojournalism of the bride with her hairdresser, during the bridal preparations at the Saracens Head in Little Brington, Northampton.

The Saracen’s Head, which hosted the entire wedding, is a 17th century village inn, constructed in traditional Northamptonshire stone and still boasts original beams and wooden floors. It would be fair to say that as a Northamptonshire wedding venue it is full of intimate charm, character and rural history.  The bridal preparations took place in a number of rooms above the inn itself. As you’d expect of such a historic building that meant low ceilings and creaky floors – all of which added to the charm of proceedings.

The Fun and Laughter of the Bridal Preparations

Northampton wedding photographer captures the moment that the bride is helped into her wedding dress during the bridal preparations, at the Saracen's Head in Little Brington

By now, regular readers amongst you will know that, as a wedding photojournalist, I love the bridal preparations.  It’s the part of the day where there’s an intriguing mix of excitement, anticipation and high emotions – all of which make for fantastic wedding photos and the kind of natural moments that a wedding photojournalist thrives on – and Tracy’s preparations weren’t to disappoint. Although things did start to get a little frantic with the tying of the wedding dress taking a lot longer than expected, ensuring the bride was both traditionally and fashionably late for the wedding service.

The Flower Girl Reduces Everyone to Tears.

Northampton wedding photographer captures the bridesmaid coming down the aisle at the Saracen's Head in Little Brington, Northamptonshire

The wedding ceremony was an intimate and moving service, with Gary looking dapper next to his beautiful and blushing bride. However, it was Tracy’s daughter Kirsten, acting as flower girl, who virtually stole show with a very moving yet confident reading that reduced everyone to tears, including the bride and groom themselves.  It’s these fleeting movements that wedding photojournalism excels at capturing and ensures the wedding story is both a genuine and honest one.

Bouncy Castles & Horses

Northampton wedding photographer documents the groom and a groomsman feeding a horse, after the wedding ceremony at the Saracen's Head in Little Brington, Northants.

Having opted for my Wedding Storyteller collection, once the ceremony was complete, it was out into the rural setting of the village for the more traditional wedding portraits, included in my most popular wedding photography package. In addition, Tracy and Gary had laid on a bouncy castle in the inn’s grounds – which the adults enjoyed as much (if not almost more so!) than the kids. Again, this was a fantastic opportunity as a wedding photojournalist to document some really fun and amusing wedding photos.  Behind the bouncy castle was a small paddock, in which were a couple of horses that attracted a number of guests to make a fuss of them.  Again, this too good a situation to miss as a wedding photojournalist.

The Marquee of Love & Chin-Ups!

Northampton wedding photographer captures a couple kissing romantically during the evening wedding reception at the Saracen's Head in Little Brington, Northamptonshire.

The wedding reception itself took place in a light and airy marquee, attached to the rear of the Saracen’s Head.  This really was a perfect setting for the toasts and speeches and the evening entertainment.  Tracy’s father, Len, gave an amusing speech about his daughter but here the show was stolen by the Best Man’s son giving him a reassuring hug before the speeches. Much of the entertainment was provided by the fantastic singer Joe Seagar before the wedding disco kicked in for the evening.  The pub’s old beams did provide an opportunity for guests to practice the odd chin up or two – again too good an opportunity for a wedding photojournalist to miss!

Are you getting married at the Saracen’s Head in Little Brington? Or perhaps you are looking for a wedding photographer who provides a unique and beautiful wedding photojournalism approach? In either case I’d love to talk to you about your wedding plans and how I can beautifully document your real wedding story.  Please give me a call now on 07920 422144or send me a message via my contacts page here.

Below are a small selection of wedding photography from Tracy and Gary’s special day. You can see more of my real Wedding Stories here.

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reception at the Saracen's Head in Little Brington, Northamptonshire.Northampton wedding photographer captures guests chatting whilst the wedding singer, Joe Seager, performs in the background during the wedding reception at the Saracen's Head in Little Brington, NorthamptonshireNorthampton wedding photographer captures the wedding guests having fun on a bouncy castle at the Saracen's Head in Little Brington, NorthamptonshireNorthampton wedding photographer captures wedding guests posing for photos, during the wedding reception at the Saracen's Head in Little Brington, Northamptonshire.Northampton wedding photographer captures the father-of-the-bride during the wedding reception at the Saracen's Head in Little Brington, Northamptonshire.Northampton wedding photographer captures guests in playful mood during the wedding reception at the Saracen's Head in Little Brington, NorthamptonshireNorthampton wedding photographer captures the bride and groom preparing to cut the wedding cake, at 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Documenting The Real Story Of Your Wedding. Never Dictating it.

My Wedding Stories show you a chronological selection of photos from throughout a REAL wedding day, rather than just images specially selected for a portfolio (us photographers love to do that.)  After all, your wedding photography should be about your entire day rather than the very best images from the day.  I hope this not only gives you a feel of a whole wedding day but also demonstrates how my wedding photojournalism captures the natural moments, candid emotions and real events of the day – without the need to set up or stage fake moments. If you are getting married and enjoy my documentary wedding photography approach, then I’d really love to chat to you about your plansSend me an email here.  You can see my current collections and prices here.

Or call me on 07920 422144.

Northamptonshire Pre-Wedding Photography – Emily and Phil

Pre-Wedding

Kelmarsh Hall Pre-Wedding Photography Shoot

Next month I will be shooting the Northampton wedding photography of Emily and Phil, who will be tying the knot in the delightful Northamptonshire village of Chapel Brampton. So a week or so ago I caught up with the happy-couple-to-be to shoot their pre-wedding photography portraits.

We agreed to do the shoot in the beautiful surroundings of Kelmarsh Hall which is a Grade I listed country house, set in the rolling English countryside 11 miles north of Northampton. Built in 1732 and with stunning gardens, it really is a fantastic location in which to shoot a pre-wedding photography session.

Northamptonshire Wedding Photography - Kelmarsh Hall

Beautiful Day, Wonderful Company

Although it had been a year since Emily and Phil booked me as their wedding photographer, I had seen them since when I was the wedding photographer at Phil’s sister’s wedding, also in Northamptonshire. So it was like to catching up with old friends immediately – and we were quickly chatting and laughing about all kinds of things. The fact that Phil has a keen interest in photography and has, himself, shot as a second photographer at weddings meant we were quickly boring Emily with more technical talk then I would usually submit a couple to!

With the sun shining, flowers in glorious bloom and a gentle breeze it really was a beautiful day to be out doing what I love in a fabulous setting and with great company. Sometimes being a wedding photographer can be so tough! But, hey, some of us have to do it.

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Wedding Photojournalism & Pre-Wedding Portrait Photography

Now, I know that as a pure wedding photojournalist who constantly talks about the importance of a natural, candid and unobtrusive approach to wedding photojournalism, it may seem a little unusual that I offer pre-wedding portrait shoots.  However, I actually find they are really useful for us to get to know one another before a wedding and for the happy-couple-to-be to get used to me photographing around them. So, yes, whilst I do shoot the wedding day itself in a predominantly wedding reportage style (depending on the package) I do find pre-wedding portrait shoots are incredible useful and enjoyable.  And who can grumble about getting some beautiful portraits into the bargain?

Northamptonshire Wedding Photography - Kelmarsh Hall

I’m sure you will agree that the pre-wedding photos from Emily and Phil’s shoot at Kelmarsh Hall are beautiful.

If you are getting married and interested in having a pre-wedding portrait shoot as part of your wedding photography package, then I’d really be delighted to chat with you and hear all about your wedding plans. You can either give me a call right now on 07920 422144 or send me an email via my contact page.

Here are a few other photos from Emily and Phil’s pre-wedding photography at Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire.

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Northamptonshire Wedding Photography - Kelmarsh Hall

Northamptonshire Wedding Photography - Kelmarsh Hall

Northamptonshire Wedding Photography - Kelmarsh Hall

Northamptonshire Wedding Photography - Kelmarsh Hall

Northamptonshire Wedding Photography - Kelmarsh Hall

Northamptonshire Wedding Photography - Kelmarsh Hall

 

Northamptonshire Wedding Photography - Kelmarsh Hall

 

Northamptonshire Wedding Photography - Kelmarsh Hall

 

Northamptonshire Wedding Photography - Kelmarsh Hall

 

Northamptonshire Wedding Photography - Kelmarsh Hall

 

Northamptonshire Wedding Photography - Kelmarsh Hall

 

Northamptonshire Wedding Photography - Kelmarsh Hall

 

Northamptonshire Wedding Photography - Kelmarsh Hall