Chris and Jerome’s wedding Photography at Pangdean Old Barn, Brighton

Chris and Jerome chose the wonderful Pangdean Old Barn, set near the South Downs, for their Scottish/French flavoured wedding and celebrations. 
Chris’ tartan kilt suit and Jerome’s dazzling blue suit stole the show - as they should! Following the outside ceremony, we took full advantage of the exceptional areas of this venue for their photography.
The Wedding Breakfast and evening party was held within the stylish 18th Century Barn.
In the evening, the tables were moved aside, and the party kicked off with a Cèilidh band teaching the enthusiastic guests many traditional Scottish dance moves for them to try out on the dance floor.

Digital Darkroom

There is a misconception that photographs taken with film cameras, back in the day were the product of perfect exposure and in-camera composition. Whilst this certainly was the aim of all serious photographers, in the heat of the ‘moment’, changing light conditions and fleeting chances, etc, some post-production in the dark room was often required. This continues today in the digital age, and whilst there are more tools to play with and no chemicals to handle, a professional photographer's talent should ideally incorporate the post-production skills to bring out the best in a photograph and reflect what was seen by them at the time (in the documentary field of photography).

Here is an example of a wedding shot taken in a dark(ish) church, intentionally under-exposed so as not to ‘blow out’ any areas. When the groom looked up to the heavens for reassurance before his bride arrived behind him, the light from an upper window lit his face and I wanted to re-capture that in the final production.
So, here is the before and after! 
The Groom is a professional First Division footballer, and along with his new wife, were a pleasure to photograph at their fun-packed wedding.

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Woldingham Golf Club wedding

Carey and James got married at the Woldingham Golf Club, a stately mansion-style venue with breath-taking views over the expansive grounds. A short buggy ride took us to many picturesque area for photographs. Guest were treated to a very impressive dance routine which had everyone cheering with laughter! A wonderful summer wedding at a great venue.

Pembroke Lodge Wedding

When I first met Lizzie and Sacha, I knew their wedding was going to be fun-packed all the way through and I was not dissapointed. Some of the funniest speeches I have heard and a great venue with so many photogenic locations. I have photographed quite a few wedding there and I love it.

 

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