Whenever I shoot a venue for the first time it’s a little bit like Christmas. This is because you don’t really know what you’re going to get out of it photographically, who you’ll be working with or what you’ll have available.
But whenever I do go somewhere new I try to do my very best… and I think I did with Wiston House.
This day was Victoria and Tom’s. It was an all day affair for me, covering the prep to the first dance. It was also a shoes in the fridge, floral head dress on the lampshades kind of day too.
They tied the knot at St Andrews Church in Steyning and spent the rest of the day at the House.
Wiston House is a venue full of potential which opens up in front of you the more you explore. The grounds alone are beautiful, but there is the Church aside the main building, the Orangery which to be honest I had far too much fun with, the garden, maze plus the main hall…it rocks.
We used pretty much everywhere for photos. But as it was a bit chilly the formal side of things were completed indoors…and just to prove you can do a large group shot indoors….
This was a great day with a fun couple. Special thanks goes to Amanda for holding my hand on the day. I really appreciated it because whilst you can take a lot of experience with you to somewhere new, nothing beats local knowledge.
The final part of the day was the star shot (first image on the post). This was a culmination of 80 individual shots overlapped and blended together. It only took 2 minutes of Victoria and Tom’s time but a few hours for me!
Here are some more images from the day:
The address of Wiston House is:
Wiston House, Mouse Lane, Steyning, BN44 3DZ.