Hannah and Rob’s glorious blue sky wedding took place at the Dairy on the Waddesdon Estate. Like so many couples who consider this sensational venue, they were clearly smitten by this magical lakeside venue – they also somehow managed to bag one of the nicest days of the summer.
I was booked for the whole day, and I knew they were keen to ensure every aspect of the proceedings at The Dairy were covered. My brief was to capture the day in a reportage style, together with some classic poses. And boy, there were picture opportunities a-plenty at this fun packed wedding! It really helped that Hannah and Rob were such outgoing, vibrant, joyous people with a lovely circle of friends and family. And I certainly didn’t experience the camera shy couple I was told to expect!
The light throughout the day was truly sensational, and I was determined to use it to the max. In their pictures you’ll see me truly embracing every opportunity!
Hannah and Rob really went to town with their planning and ideas. I adored all the little details – the table plans were particularly funky!
I knew Hannah and Rob were rock climbing enthusiasts, so when I suggested clambering up onto an elevated rock position in the Secret Garden, they were both up like a shot, and yes Hannah was in her heels!
After the meal, we took a trip up to the main Manor House, and I’m really thrilled with the resulting images. In fact one of my favourite images is now used by The Dairy for their email footer. And the very same image is now on my studio wall as well, shot through masses of red flowers with the Manor House in the background.
After the speeches a team of acrobats arrived to entertain their guests, and I have to confess that I’ve never seen anything quite like it in my whole time as a wedding photographer. As far as picture opportunities go it doesn’t get any more dramatic, especially when they started to spin the newlyweds around above their heads. At one point Hannah was standing on the acrobats heads whilst they did a handstand – crazy I know – you’ll have to check out the pictures below to believe me!
The dusk shots at The Dairy were some of my favourite pictures from the whole day, these were created with my additional floodlighting to illuminate the building and the newlyweds.
I’m so glad the sun was out non-stop for this really appreciative couple’s wedding day!
Here is the lovely feedback message I received from Hannah and Rob:
A huge thank you to Mark for your superb photography at our wedding in August.
From our experience of liaising with Mark over the last year, we not only knew that we would have beautiful photographic memories of our day, but also that Mark’s professionalism and organisational skills would contribute to the smooth running of the day.
The relaxed pre-wedding consultation gave us an opportunity to discuss all our options, with many photographs and album styles to look through and guide our discussions. On the day, Mark recalled these details, organising guests for group shots and spotting opportunities to capture some of the types of images we had discussed. Mark also worked beyond his booked hours to take some beautiful night shots and photograph our late evening entertainers – much appreciated.
Despite thinking we are a rather camera-shy couple, the photo shoots are actually one of our fondest memories of the day! We were made to feel very comfortable and had fun seeking out imaginative backdrops and poses throughout the venue (including a touch of ‘rock climbing’ in the venue’s secret garden!) Our guests continue to comment on how professional and amiable Mark was.
It was a real pleasure to have you share the day with us – thanks again.
Hannah and Rob