As a wedding photographer, I always like to try different things. I am busy photographer so I generally do not get a chance to work with other photographers. However, last year, my good friend Jamie Dunn was looking for someone to help him with one his weddings. As I happened to be free on the date, I offered to second shoot for him. It was a strange experience, as I am generally the lead in all my weddings. I have the relationship with the client also so I know a lot more about the wedding day itself. However, the advantages of second shooting were for me to for once work in a different way than I normally do. An opportunity to try something different. To look at different angles as I don’t have the pressure of the main shooter to deliver some “expected” images. And it is also great to see how a colleague works and perhaps learn something from them too!
My day started documenting the groom getting ready at a countryside pub not too far away from the church. It was a gorgeous sunny day and there were a few nerves in the morning, but all to be expected in such an important day. Everyone looked very elegant and it was a pleasant morning with the ushers and groom’s sipping coffee and then later a G&T before going to the church. On arrival, the church looked amazing and everyone was waiting for the bride to arrive and the ceremony to get underway.
The bride arrived only a few minutes late. she arrived in a gorgeous horse carriage. She looked amazing as did her bridesmaids. There some signs of nervousness but it was mainly excitement and anticipation. The service was beautiful and it included a couple of readings. There were a few tears (of joy) and there were some lovely moments. After the service, the guests had lined up for a confetti shot. After the service, the bride and groom left for portraits while I followed the guests to the drinks reception and West Wycombe Park. It is truly a gorgeous setting, especially in a nice summer day. The views over the lake are impressive. Guests were entertained by a live acoustic band. They also enjoyed canapés of course and drinks.
The bride and groom made another entrance on the horse and carriage (and why not it looked great) and then they joined their guests to mingle until the call for dinner was made. I stayed to cover only the father of the bride’s speech before heading home and leaving the main photographer to finish documenting the day.
I spent a gorgeous morning and afternoon documenting this wedding alongside my good friend Jamie. It was great for me to work in a slightly different role and try a d few different things. Below are some of my favourite images from this day, I really hope that like them! If you are looking for a West Wycombe Park wedding photographer (or for any other venue for that matter), I would love to hear from you. Thanks for visiting my site, I greatly appreciate it! Please take some time to check some other relevant weddings, such as this one at Coworth Park in Berkshire or this one at Eynsham Hall in Oxfordshire
West Wycombe Park is a gorgeous location for a day out, let alone for a wedding! It has been in home to the Dashwood family for over 3 centuries. It is set in a lovely landscape park , where you can stroll around for hours and find hidden temples. The park also boasts a man made lake, which creates stunning views, specially at sunset. It is recommended to pay a visit to this fabulous National Trust venue in Buckinghamshire if you are travelling in the area. The House in itself (not featured in this wedding) is fantastic and so are the grounds. West Wycombe village is asl very pretty to visit.
As mentioned above, I was helping a good friend for this wedding. As such, I did focus more on photographing guests while my colleague was taking portraits of the bride and groom around some of the beautiful temples on the estate. The bride and groom opted for a marquee reception just by the lake which provided unique views to their guests. There was a great fete/arty vibe during the drinks reception. Guests were outside enjoying the live acoustic band, children were eating and running around and everyone was very relaxed. The couple chose an un-posed style of photography which is the way I like to capture weddings. I would love to hear from you via my contact page. I love relaxed weddings where you can be you and just enjoy your day with your guests. My prices include travel all over the UK.