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Elliot Patching

Northampton wedding photography


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This image is an example of pure documentary wedding photography. It was taken at the wedding of Matthew and Anna in the summer of 2019. A beautiful day in the heart of the lush Northamptonshire countryside. 


Reportage imagery takes up most of my time on a wedding day. Some of what I do is lightly posed. The couple portraits and family photos have to be. But the rest of the time I’m looking for real happenings to tell the story of a wedding. It’s alway important to my couples. Most will commission me to be a part of their day because they love how relaxed my style is.

There was a degree of luck in capturing this moment. It was about being in the right place at the right time. I’ve shot over 400 big days now so I’m an experienced wedding photographer. The more weddings I shoot, the more lucky I seem to get! I was in the right place and the flower girl did the rest!

Anyway, I hope you love this image! Check out this link for more information on my photographic style!


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This year I became a Sony wedding photographer. Since I first used a camera, I have used a Canon SLR. It was about time for a change. This image was taken from one of my first weddings with a Ar7 Mk3 . Along with the new camera body, I was also using new lenses. For this photograph, I used 35mm with an aperture of F1.4.

The colours at a spring wedding are always special. If you combine that with beautiful sunlight, then that’s just a dream for me. We had all this going for us during our couple shoot at Sarah and Thomas’ wedding. 

The image below was taken during the drinks reception. As you can see, there is a degree of posing. But once in the pose, it’s my job as an experienced wedding photographer to put the couple at ease. Getting to know a bride and grooms interests, how they met etc, is important here. This is all done at a pre-wedding shoot. After this was taken it was time for the speeches. We made our way back to the Leicestershire wedding venue and joined the guests for more champagne! 

Want to hear what my couples say about me? You can here!

the great house in sonning


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We all love a summer wedding! Well back in August, I received a last minute booking to provide wedding photography in Berkshire! 

Before the day, I went to meet the Bride and Groom at the venue. We had chat about the wedding photography that I would produce for them on their special day. It was here that they told me that they had hired a boat! The venue was on the banks of The Thames river and they wanted to use it to take their guest for champagne fuelled trips! I knew straight away that we stood a good chance of some beautiful photographs and got thinking about what we could achieve.

Below is the resulting image. I love it! It really does sum up this stunning day perfectly. Composing the boat as a leading line into the frame works beautifully. It draws your eye to the great house wedding venue in the distance so there is an element of storytelling too. 

I really hope you love their image. If you’d like to chat about your day you can contact me here!

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Becky ans Nick’s pre-wedding shoot is now online!

Thanks for to Becky and Nick for making my life so easy!! It was great to see you both and I’m really looking forward to your day! I hope you love the pics!

Elliot x


a bride dances with her friends at Dodford manor


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There’s nothing better than a wedding party is there? Dancing the night away and enjoying yourself is what a wedding is all about!


I took this frame while at Dodford Manor in Northamptonshire. It’s a beautiful venue set in the heart of the countryside. As a photographer, it’s the perfect location. I love the sunsets there. It allows me to capture beautiful artistic photographs.

This image though, was taken after the sun went down. When the first dance is over, it’s time to boogie! This image depicts the bride and her bridesmaids having a great time together. If this was my friends and I, it would be one of my favourites. As soon as I saw them all together, I was straight over with my camera to make sure I captured the moment. I hope you love it! Give me some love below in the comments if you do! 

For photographers, this was photographed using a Sony a7 mklll, a Goddox flashgun.

If you’d like to see more of my work you can here!

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Jenna and Matt’s wedding is now online. Grab the password from the new Mr and Mrs and order/view the images by selecting this link…


As a special thank you to all of you for providing so many great moments for me to capture on the big day, there is 50% off all prints for the next 2 weeks. Just enter the code CHEERS when you check out!

Below is a slideshow of their amazing day. Thanks for having me on the day – it was awesome! Hope you love the show! Elliot x



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When I was asked to produce wedding photography at Burghley House I could hardly believe my luck! It is a simply breath-taking stately home. If you haven’t been, I urge you to go! Being asked to produce wedding photography in such beautiful locations is a real treat.


Wedding speeches are usually fun and I’m always poised in the viewfinder to capture all the laughter and joy. As a rule, I like to ensure that I have a great photograph of the speaker and of the bride and grooms reactions first a foremost. After this though, it’s playtime! It’s always important to watch the wedding guests and during the Bestman’s speech. More often than not, you’ll snap a pic similar to this! This is one of my fave unposed shots from this year. The two guests covering their faces are just priceless!

If you’d like to find out what more about my wedding photography packages then you can, by clicking here!



I’m a big believer that Dodmoor Manor wedding photography is all about capturing the fun of a couples special day.

As a Northampton wedding photographer, my style is described by brides and grooms as reportage. I spend most of my day documenting all the wonderful moments that your wedding has to offer. 


So, documentary wedding photography is at the heart of my style. But it doesn’t mean that I won’t take the time to provide you with a couples shoot! I’d love to! Especially when you have the beautiful Dodford countryside to use. As a photographer working at Dodmoor Manor, it’s always a real treat. There are locations for photographs everywhere. It’s certainly a camera friendly barn wedding venue!


It’s not just about the amazing vistas that surround this wonderful reception venue that impress. It’s important to remember the stone barns and stunning courtyards too. They make amazing backdrops for your wedding ceremony. 

I have added some photographs I have taken at this venue below. I hope you love the style of my wedding photography. I’d love to be a part of your day. If you’d like to book me for your Dodmoor Manor barn wedding venue then please contact me for more information! 

You can view more of my images in the gallery!

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Here’s an image from a recent wedding at the beautiful Dodford Manor venue. Sarah and Paul had asked me prior to the day to try and capture a few artistic images. Both loved my reportage work, but wanted something that they could add to a frame and enjoy. They wanted something that wasn’t obviously a wedding photograph.

In the evening, we went outside in the rain and composed this photograph. It uses flash and coloured gels to achieve the effect. I love the colours and the rim light around the couple. I used blue and red as they are opposite sides of the colour wheel and so work together each other perfectly.

I was really pleased with this capture. I hope you love it too! Let me know what you think in the comments below.

If you are looking for artistic wedding photography then please get in touch. You can see more examples here!