Caroline + Steve

Pennyhill Park Wedding Photographer

Caroline and Steve’s Pennyhill Park winter wedding really got me thinking (you’ll see why below!) about one of the most common questions to be raised by newly engaged couples looking for a wedding photographer..and that is ‘have you photographed at our venue before?’. Personally I understand the reason for asking, although I do often think it’s fuelled by wedding blogs and magazines and isn’t necessarily the first and foremost concern of the couple. However, in my opinion the relevance of the question really depends on the type of photographer they are looking for.

My style and approach to wedding photography is very much more fluid and ‘in the moment’. To me the best images from a wedding day are the story-telling ones that really capture emotions and the moments as they unfold. Call this the ‘documentary’ or ‘reportage’ style of wedding photography. The other qualities that the best images have are the use of light. All these aspects of photography are therefore far less dependent on the knowledge or experience of a certain venue and instead rely much more on a good eye, the personality of the photographer and his or her anticipation of a great moment unfolding.

So why am I saying all of this? Well Pennyhill Park was one of those venues that I hadn’t actually photographed at before (the fact that I grew up half a mile down the road from it was kind of irrelevant!). However, I felt so touched by Steve’s initial enquiry with me, which read:

“I’m sure your aware that we are getting encouraged to use a photographer who is attached to the venue rather than take a risk with someone not used to the set-up, however, Caroline and I both really like what we have seen of your work and really think you could do a great job there.”

Well, Caroline & Steve, I’m glad you took the risk’! It was a fabulous day and and an absolute pleasure to photograph. And I didn’t get lost once ;0) !!AJ_signature for blog

Let me introduce you to some of the other suppliers to this wedding:

Venue:  Pennyhill Park

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