Hannah and Marc booked me to photograph their Tithe Barn wedding as they told me of their love of my documentary and storytelling approach to weddings. This is a style I adopt as most couples like to capture natural images helping them to recall the emotions they felt on their wedding day when they look back in future years to come.
They found me via a recommendation through the venue which led to a private consultation where we discussed their option with booking me to photograph their wedding day. Hannah and Marc’s engagement shoot at the venue in 2014 was a great chance to get to know one another and is something I include with all of my wedding collections. I find this helps the couple familiarise themselves with being in front of a camera which omething that not everybody is used to.
I have never photographed a Tithe Barn wedding before and was very excited as it is one of the premiere barn wedding venues in Hampshire. Photographing at new venues requires a degree of research and planning but is time I am happy to put in so the best possible results emerge for the couple.
The Tithe Barn in Hampshire is a unique wedding and reception venue, set in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Imagine a stunning historic building in a glorious country setting, yours for exclusive use for the whole day – a fairytale venue some might say.
For Hannah and Marc’s wedding my day started at the couple’s home for the Bridal preparations. This period produced some wonderful moments especially as the Bride’s stepdad saw her for the first time and the Bridesmaids giggled away as they had their photographs taken.
The colour scheme was a beautiful royal blue, providing some vivid images against a selection of contrasting backgrounds. There were some lovely moments during the ceremony which coupled with the beautiful setting at Tithe barn made for some exceptional photographs. The stand out shot from the day has to be as the registrar asked the congregation ‘if any person here present has any objections…’ and Hannah looks at Marc and Marc looks straight at me with a very worried look on his face – photographic gold! 🙂
The reception drinks were full of little fleeting moments that captured a variety of emotions. I did this whilst trying to remain unnoticed to the couple and their guests, a trademark to the way I photograph and how to achieve true documentary wedding photography. For the couple’s time alone I used the lane adjacent to The Tithe Barn where there was some incredible golden light. I knew from my research of the venue that this would be the best place for the couples photographs and the golden light enhanced the photographic outcome even more. To get the special moments between a couple on a wedding day I usually let things simply happen and they did beautifully with Hannah and Marc. To give them a little extra diversity to their collection I simply asked them to have a little dance in the setting and the moments that followed were quite remarkable.
The evening flowed and with a live band playing in this incredible setting the partying went up a notch. There were dance-offs between guests, crazy dancing and singing as the guests boogied the night away.
One of the stand out images from the wedding was as a guest spun and another flicked her dress to sail around beautifully, producing a wonderful moment between two close friends.
Hannah and Marc’s ‘barnstorming’ wedding at Tithe Barn was a dream to be a part of and the photographs below depict the wonderful story from the day…
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