Over the last six months I’ve been asked to capture several family portraits for guests staying at Cliveden House Hotel, and on each occasion I was blessed with the most amazing weather. Two of the families were visiting from abroad, and they were particularly keen to arrange a pictorial keepsake whilst they holidayed at Cliveden House with their loved ones.
There are so many sensational backdrops at the hotel, but a particular favourite of mine is the French Dining Room on the ground floor of the hotel. The 18th Century Rococo gilded panels combined with the room’s amazing colour scheme are incredible for portrait opportunities. For the images you see in my gallery I used a combination of window lighting and some creative studio lighting techniques. This method allowed me to highlight the gilded panelling and create a lovely warm flattering glow on the skin tones – I know my customers were all thrilled with the end results.
This majestic country house hotel truly commands the landscape in its fabulous location high above the River Thames, and the stunning National Trust gardens are just unbelievable too! It’s no surprise that Cliveden House is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest country house hotels.
I feel very honoured to be one of the recommended photographers at this wonderful five star hotel. Over the past three years I’ve attended a number of weddings & corporate events at Cliveden House too.
I hope you enjoy looking through my favourites selection below.
Enjoy your week!