I am so lucky as a wedding photographer, because I get to spend most wedding days photograph beautiful things…from the dresses, the shoes…the suits the cathedrals and churches to the venues.  A very welcome change from some of my commercial work.

One of my favourite shots to take is towards the end of the night, when I shoot the external venue shot.  Usually, the venue is in a gorgeous location, surrounded by trees and perfect skies.  I drag my tired body out of the venue, find my car and carry the world’s heaviest tripod to a suitable vantage point (usually in the dark).

Here are some of my favourite recent venue shots.  As always I am grateful to all the marquee companies, the wedding coordinators…the venues, the florists, the caterers who work so hard to ensure every venue is perfect, but I am especially grateful to the couples that allow me to take just one more photograph and be a part of their special day.

The Chill out tent, Alex and Tom’s wedding, West Sussex

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Chippenham Hall, Cambridge.

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Parklands, Cambridgeshire.

 

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Laura& David’s Papakata tent

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The techie stuff…

I usually shoot on either a 5dMkII or III, on either a 24mm or 35mm, with exposures of F:5.6 at 2-8 seconds.  Always on a tripod, a Manfrotto 058b (HEAVY but sturdy…but a pain to carry).