Westonbirt Wedding Photojournalist. James & Kirstie

May 11th, 2011

As promised, here is James and Kirstie’s wedding.
With­out sound­ing arro­gant, this wed­ding was easy to cov­er thanks to James and Kirstie real­ly mak­ing things very easy with their fan­tas­tic friends and fam­i­ly as well as their choice of venues.
Venues don’t get much bet­ter than West­on­birt Arbore­tum, and when you’ve got snow thrown into the equa­tion then you’re laugh­ing. If you’re ever in this part of the world, please make sure that you vis­it this amaz­ing piece of Roy­al territory.
Along with their guests, James and Kirstie left for Hin­ton Grange Hotel,  anoth­er beau­ti­ful venue that would do their recep­tion the jus­tice it deserved.
The hotel is in a lit­tle vil­lage out­side Bath and the whole place just oozes charm!
I did how­ev­er face one small issue that I’ve faced before; the wed­ding break­fast and speech­es were held in quite a mag­nif­i­cent con­ser­va­to­ry with a pond in the mid­dle (no, I did­n’t fall in). At first, I could­n’t believe how bright it was in this room, it was per­fect for me. Soft and flat­ter­ing light just filled the room. That was of course, whilst the sun was still up.
By the time the sun had set, that was the end of my pre­cious light and the start of some very inter­est­ing arti­fi­cial light, I real­ly enjoyed the way the whole mood of the place changed. It quick­ly turned into one of my favourite venues to shoot in.
The staff and food only enhanced my smile through­out the day.

As you’ll notice, James and Kirstie chose to have Chris­sy Mar­shall, an artist cre­at­ing car­i­ca­tures of the guests through­out the day. He was very pop­u­lar, so I don’t know if he man­aged to get round to insult­ing all of the guests! I loved the series of “pie pictures”…

I hope you enjoy the pic­tures. As you’ll notice, my blog­ging is start­ing to speed up now as I start to pan­ic with the amount of work I have to show you all.
Also, you’ll see that the vast major­i­ty of the pic­tures are of peo­ple, not details. I feel that details are impor­tant for mak­ing your wed­ding per­son­al to you, I just per­son­al­ly find more enjoy­ment show­ing you my pic­tures of guests. I’d love to know what you think though.

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  1. Martin Pemberton May 13th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Great work as always Joseph. He cer­tain­ly car­ried off the tril­by. Great to see how you cap­tured the place I spend so much time at.

  2. adam May 17th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Great expo­sures of the cer­e­mo­ny, in what looks like a tough sit­u­a­tion with all the back­light­ing. Won­der­ful stuff.

  3. Anton Chia May 17th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I like your doc­u­men­tary cov­er­age Joseph! The black and white pho­tos rocks!

  4. Xanthe May 17th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Stun­ning stuff! PAr­tic­u­lar­ly like the way you’ve doc­u­ment­ed the inti­ma­cy of the venue for the recep­tion. Fan­tas­tic photojournalism!

  5. Joel C May 18th, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Inter­est­ing you have, love the por­trait of the groom towards the end. Great use of shadow

  6. adam houseman May 18th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Joseph!!! Your a PJ nin­ja. So well done. I’m a fan.

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