Producing Laura and Rob’s wedding photography at the stunning Athelhampton House was a delight and a privilege for two main reasons. Firstly, Athelhampton House was a new venue for me and I love the challenge of working with the unfamiliar. I like to think that coming to a venue “fresh” allows me to really separate myself from the crowd and produce something nobody has seen before.
Secondly, Rob is also an excellent professional photographer so being asked to document his wedding was a huge compliment.
It’s often the case that clients who book me are creative in their own right, either professionally or just as a hobby. I think my work is often best appreciated by people who know what they’re looking at, and whilst some people would assume that this adds extra pressure on the day I believe that it actually makes things a little easier.
Clearly, anyone who asks me to cover their big day does so because (in large part) they like my work and they just want me to do the same for them as they’ve seen me do for other couples. There’s no need for me to change my style or approach. Plus, after the event I believe having a creative eye gives the clients a deeper appreciation of the images and the work that went into creating them.
As is my usual way of documenting a wedding I spent the majority of the day simply capturing events as they unfolded beginning with Laura’s preparations in the cottage in the grounds, but also got to spend some time with Laura and Rob later on producing some more creative and intimate portraits around the fabulous gardens and grounds of Athelhampton House.
If you’re looking for a contemporary dorset wedding photographer for your big day at Athelhampton House please do get in touch. I’d love to speak to you about your plans and what you’re looking for from the photography.
Here are some of my favourites from Laura and Rob’s day. Please feel free to leave comments.