This blog post is about Warbrook House Hotel Weddings themselves.
Warbrook House Hotel Weddings – Inside
The bride has a nice sized room with which to prepare for her day. This has an adjoining conservatory that overlooks a lot of land.
The room itself is good for photos, in fact the whole place is because of the neutral wall colours. The ambient lighting is still an issue though but I covered that in my last post, (linked above).
Warbrook House Hotel Weddings are very smoothly run in the sense that everything is positioned and thought out properly. The area set aside for the bridal preperation is at the complete opposite end of the building to the reception and ceremony area.
Whilst the bride is in prep the groom has access to the bar, ceremony area and main entrance to welcome guests in. There’s a lot of space available.
The ceremony area is large with seating available for 150 people.
Warbrook House Hotel Weddings – After the ceremony
After the ceremony the guests leave through the side entrance whilst the couple go back through the hotel…. whilst whoever is in charge of the organisation on the day assembles the guest in readiness to throw the confetti.
Whilst the couple are waiting it allowed me to take a traditional shot:
Warbrook House Hotel Weddings allow for some more classical shots
Then, once ready Susan and Brian left via the main doors to confetti:
The most confetti I've ever seen thrown before
After this there was the formals, (quickly due to the cold) and then everyone went back inside for drinks and discussion.
During this time the ceremony area was transformed into the Wedding Breakfast room and everyone went in for the meal.
I was only in capacity for half the day but as the speeches were due to start prior to the meal I stuck around for those.
A great venue and recommended.
Susans wedding dress. The Warbrook House Hotel has a large bridal suite and conservatory set aside for weddings.
The ceremony area at Warbrook House Hotel
Brian, the best man (left) and the ushers at Warbrook House Hotel
Family Portrait Photography is at it's best when everyone is relaxed.
Family Portrait Photography
Over the last few months the weather hasn’t been all that great. The natural light family portrait photography that everyone likes can still be done but due to the cold I can’t dedicate as much time to the general chit chat which relaxes my clients in front of the camera.
Fortunately, spring is fast approaching and you can feel it in the air. When we get to about 12 degrees there will be less teeth chattering and more playful smiles instead.
I try to shy away from studio family portrait photography
There is the studio of course, (which is heated) but I try to shy away from studio family portrait photography. It can look over saturated, plus, people like it when I come to them so I can photograph them in their natural environment, the image will mean more to them that way as well.
Whatever I do though, I always aim for a natual looking shot, sometimes the best pictures comes after everyone thinks you’ve taken it.
I can’t wait for the summer to kick in, it seems to of been too cold for too long this time around!
Plus it gives me the chance to do more great family portrait photography.