Sally and James held their initmate wedding at Smallfield Place in Surrey. A beautiful Grade II listed property set in wonderful grounds. Sally, James and I met at the venue a few weeks before the wedding to talk through ideas. Specifically, we decided to create a focal point of the fireplace in the ceremony room. The venue manger on the day would be Holly. Above all, she was incredibly helpful, flexible and focused on Sally and James having the best possible day.
Sally and James hired the venue for the weekend and invited a small number family and friends which was perfect for Smallfield and made for a lovely intimate atmosphere. I’m always flexible when it comes to creating a bespoke package for my clients. This was one of my shorter days which is exactly what Sally and James wanted.
I wasn’t going to be around in the evening.Therefore, I had to think about how to create the space and light for the series of romantic photos the couple wanted. I never direct my clients unless specifally requested and this was one of those circumstances. My choice was a single flash on a radio trigger, in room away from the guests. Specifically, I was able to generate an intimate atmosphere with the feeling of an evening first dance. They were relaxed and confident which made for a lovely final set of images.
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