I had the pleasure to be the wedding photographer for Kay and Mark who got married at Worplesdon Place. They initially booked me in for a two-hour ceremony photography session, but I’m pleased to say they later upgraded it to an extra hour!
Wedding photography at Worplesdon Place Hotel
When the big day finally came around, we’d had our final consultation over Skype just a week before. This meant everything was fresh in my mind as I headed over to the Worplesdon Place Hotel in Guildford, ready to photograph Kay before the ceremony.
Kay and I started with some bridal portraits in her hotel room. She was totally calm and relaxed with a glass of champagne, so we just took a few casual shots around the bed before she was joined by Mum and Dad. Meanwhile, downstairs, Mark and his best man were just as chilled out, enjoying a cheeky pint in the pub before the ceremony. I went into reportage wedding photography mode to get some snaps of the groomsmen laughing and joking as they mingled with other guests in the pub.
Making the most of natural light
It was a beautiful summer’s day, which provided a great source of light for me through the ceremony room’s large windows. I did my best to stay as inconspicuous as possible as I photographed the small, intimate wedding ceremony.
The warm weather continued and made for a wonderful confetti shot outside with all the guests, all of whom were happy to pose for a few silly portraits as a group. I headed over to the hotel’s lake with the newlyweds and got some great couple portraits alongside it – it really was the most beautiful setting. Using an external studio flash, we got some more group shots of various family combinations before heading inside for the wedding breakfast.
Wedding photography essentials: capturing the finer details
Kay and Mark’s wedding table decorations were simply stunning, so I took some close-up photographs of the table settings before the guests sat down. As the speeches began at Worplesdon Place, I made sure my camera was in silent mode so as not to disturb any of the jokes – there were lots of laughs caught on film!
With a three-hour wedding photography package, we knew I wouldn’t have time to capture the cake-cutting, so we decided to stage it instead as this would take place much later. My short session very quickly came to an end, but we were all satisfied that we’d got everything we needed, despite me missing out on a slice of cake!
I managed to deliver Kay and Mark’s photographs to them the next day, just in time for them to view on their honeymoon. If you’re looking for a three-hour wedding photography package – perhaps at Worplesdon Place – , please get in touch with me here.