Good Morning Folks,

Welcome to the beautiful wedding venue Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, West Sussex for the wedding photography of Isabel and Neil.

The whole emphasis for Isabel and Neil’s day was to be able to relax and really enjoy the ambience of Wakehurst Place with their two gorgeous boys.

We had a lovely stroll around the grounds before heading in to the dining room for a sumptuous feast lovingly created by one of Wakehurst’s approved caterers…yummy!

The day was very bright and this is always a challenge for photographers as the light is very harsh and directional. Experienced photographers are not at all fazed by this and will know how to handle this so that the images are flattering with beautiful shadows. With this type of light it is all to easy to have nasty shadows and panda eyes, not nice for your day that has been so long in the planning.

Enough of my pontificating and on to today’s images. I love this one with Isabel, Neil and their two boys. It is so atmospheric and an example of beautiful shadows as one of their boys looks out at a tree he might be itching to climb later 🙂 Just in front of the magnificent manor house the outside games are laid out for some fun in the sun; image two shows the moment that the giant jenga toppled; the team at Wakehurst headed by the brilliant Katie Ratcliffe really do think of everything. Isabel and Neil were having a sneaky kiss by the lake and this image really does show the vibrant blue skies and stunning scenery that is presents itself at every turn. I just love the formal gardens as they have some wonderful leading lines and architectural features; here is Isabel and Neil having a quiet stroll before heading into the mansion to join their guests.

I had a lovely day off yesterday after Saturday’s hilarious wedding, which had me laughing so much my sides hurt; more of that in their blog post though!

I hope you are all enjoying a very British summer with an ice cream or two…

Claire 🙂