Chartridge Lodge Hotel Wedding Photography
Photographing weddings at Chartridge Lodge Hotel
Chartridge Lodge Hotel, Chesham is set in 25 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds. Originally it was a private house dating from the last century, and the lodge was transformed in the 1960s when it became a dedicated training centre for the British Overseas Airlines Corporation, a forerunner of British Airways.
Chartridge Lodge becomes one of my favourite gardens in the spring each year for wedding photography, withe so many mature azaleas and rhododendrons in their extensive grounds. This spectacular sight is a match for many country manor houses during this early summer period, and their idyllic water garden and bridges is pretty special too.
My favourite area for taking wedding pictures is by their lovely bridge and landscaped pond, I just love the colours, majestic water-reeds and seclusion of this magical spot!
Chartridge Lodge is fabulous for pictures outdoors should it rain in the day, the many mature trees act as an umbrella for myself and the people I’m photographing. A recent wedding I attended was on a non stop rainy day, the couple were so disappointed to not be outdoors for their pictures. Not wanting to let this lovely couple down I hatched a plan to usher the newlyweds and their flower girls out to the nearest tree under umbrellas. The couple, their guests and the videographer thought I was a little mad venturing out in these far from ideal conditions! Not only did they all stay dry, but the resulting images of my brightly lit portraits against the rhododendron and azalea backdrop were the absolute favourites from the day for this happy customer. Now I’ve given you some clues you should be able to spot these images on my Chartridge gallery. It was cold, damp and a little windy, but you’d never know – besides I do love a challenge!