Hilary & John's wedding took place at the South Lodge Park Hotel, near Horsham. I would struggle to find a more refined wedding venue - everything about the place was in line with the five star rating of the hotel. It provided the ideal setting for the happy couple's smaller ceremony (roughly 20 guests), and everything was catered for.
I was hired to provide coverage for the ceremony only, but this does also include a couple's shoot on the grounds of the ceremony venue if the couple would like it. Hilary & John did go for this, and so we boarded a golf cart and headed into the nearby woodland for some shots. The venue had arranged the woodland to be particularly attractive in photographs, and had even fashioned a two piece suite out of tree stumps! Of course, I just had to pose them on this, and I believe the photographs we did produce showcase Hilary & John's love for one another as well as their sense of humour and fun.
It was such a bright and hot day, but Hilary, John and their guests were a pleasure to photograph and at no point did I feel tired. The light was almost perfect throughout, and I had to use very little flash - even indoors. The 50mm lens was given a thorough run-out, as the shallow depth of field, I feel, really compliments intimate ceremonies such as this one.
Below are some of my favourite shots from the wedding: