This summer I have stepped out of Northamptonshire on many occasions. But in July, I was knocking up some Lincolnshire wedding photography at Burghley House – you know, where they do the horse trials! It has to be said that the house and grounds are utterly spectacular and genuinely worth a visit. Even if you’re not lucky enough to be a wedding guest or photographer!
I began the day in Stamford at the William Cecil Hotel. It too, like everything else I was quickly realising at this wedding, was beautiful. Affording wonderful light through large windows, perfect for great photographs. We were even treated to a spot of Hey Dougie (if you have young kids you’ll understand!) on account of Ben and Nicky’s little girl. One of my favourite images from the morning is Nicky reflected with Hey Dougie on the TV. I’m often booked on account of my reportage style, and this is what documentary wedding photography is all about if you ask me. Telling individual stories at every wedding through stills is one of the things I love to do.
Guest were treated to the surroundings as they took their seats for the civil ceremony. Groom Ben looked to have a few pre-wedding nerves as he waited for our Bride Nicky to walk down the aisle to say the vows and get wed! I think the best image here is perhaps the shot where Nicky and Ben are chatting to the registrar. The composition really gives you a feel for the venue as well as the moment that is taking place.
Other photographic highlights for me were the image in the Hell room. Not the best name for a room at your wedding I know, but it gave us a really artistic image that would look great printed in a big frame! I’ll always try to find a shot like this at every wedding day. It’s nice to have something that you can enjoy on your own that other couples don’t have!
Anyway, I hope you love this collection and the narrative it depicts. I’d love to hear what you think, so please drop me a comment at the bottom if you’d like to!
“They look amazing and we’re so pleased with how they turned out! We’ve had loads of comments about how great the photos are!” Ben + Nicky