Rachel and Stuart were married on The Beaumont Estate near Windsor. I’ve attended several weddings on the Beaumont Estate before, and it really is a photographers dream with lots of great backdrops for pictures. The 18th-century Georgian white house is built in a Romanesque style, the property also has the most incredible 19th-century Chapel, whilst the Estate consists of 40 acres of glorious parkland.
They had a very leisurely drinks reception that allowed me plenty of time to capture the guests informally, followed by family portraits inside this fabulous old building. It was too cold on the day to venture outside for more than a handful of pictures, but there is an abundance of options indoors. I opted for the chapel passage as a backdrop, and this location with its vaulted ceilings provided for a lovely setting in a nice quiet location in this popular hotel.
Rachel and Stuart were so easy to work with on the day; they were up for all of my picture suggestions. When couples tell me they chose me because they love my overall style, it allows me free rein – well within reason!
I adored Rachel’s highly detailed and colourful gown. I so admired her for being daringly different, she looked so gorgeous for her special day!
For the meal Rachel and Stuart opted for a long banqueting table, it looked amazing! My favourite picture from the day was of all the guests sat down before the meal, for the next picture I then called into the same pose the reception banqueting staff from the hotel, they were so flattered to be included!
I’m pleased to report that Rachel and Stuart are thrilled with their pictures, below is the lovely email they sent to me soon after their wedding day:
Enjoy your week!
Thank you for photographing our wedding day!
From our first enquiry and questions, through to providing us with our wonderful photos, you offered us excellent advice and a professional service.
As a very small wedding, we felt you were great at recording our special day without overwhelming us or our guests. We all agreed how extremely helpful and patient you were.
We are very pleased with the quality, range of photographs and how you captured the fun and happiness of our day. We look forward to sharing these with our loved ones.
Stuart and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family.