Knighton House Dorset Wedding Photography | Stacey & Ben

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Stacey and Ben’s wedding photography was to take place mainly at the brand new Dorset wedding venue of Knighton House which is a private school just outside Blandford, so available for weddings during school holidays. I started the day at Stacey’s parent’s house and began with the usual hanging dress shot and shoe shots. Stacey was very relaxed and not suffering at all with nerves which was great to see. Using my off camera lights, I got some really creative and stylish lighting effects for the bride preparations. I mixed this lighting technique also up a bit with just natural light and some combining both lighting.

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Over to the local church which was in walking distance I got some shots of the decorations and flowers inside. Back over to the bride prep and I discovered a copy of the wedding invite and loved the front cover photos of bride and groom as kids, and very much loved the piece of string inside tied in a knot, nice little touches.

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The flower girls hair looked amazing, and well worth a few pics, also the bridesmaids were very chilled and looked so pretty and I love the photo with Stacey in the mirror, as I normally get asked for this shot with a long full length mirror, but as there wasn’t one to hand we made do, and it worked fab.

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Church ceremony.

Of again round the corner to the church and I was greeted by some very cute pageboys in their braces a dicky bow ties, you have permission to go arrrr. No point in Stacey walking round to the church as they had to hire a car anyway to take them onto Knighton House, which was great for me as I always love a good wedding bride arrival car shot through the window.

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After a few reportage shots I went inside the church to grab a shot of a slightly tense Ben the groom and then it was onto the main event of the bridal party walking up the aisle, flower girl, page boys and bridesmaids in that order. The page boys all made it up the aisle in one piece with no dramas and then of course Stacey arrives with her Father.

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The church was very small and I had agreed to photo the ceremony from the back of the church on the vicar’s request, but I just managed to grab a few really beautiful close up shots of bride and groom at the altar.

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After the signing of the register there was a lovely lull in the proceedings listening to a guest sing and this gave good time for reflection and more photo ops for me.

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Down the aisle, a first kiss in the doorway with one of my favourite shots taken from inside the church with the light just kissing bride and groom’s faces and bodies almost silhouetted, always a winning shot!

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A traditional few shots of confetti throwing at the church and everyone on mass to Knighton House.

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I got to Knighton House first and began to get shots of the inside of the wedding breakfast marquee as I have often experienced at these types of weddings guests claiming their seat with jackets, hand bags etc which spoils the setup shots. I have been known to have to clear the room of such items to get the clear shot of the beauty of the decorated tables, but this obviously takes time, and time is of the essence as I also had to make sure I was on hand to be in place for bride and groom arrival.

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Group shots and finished those of with a camp groom ring comedy shot which was requested by Ben, and I had to direct the guys on what we were looking for, which is more fun than actually taking the photo sometimes.

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Wedding breakfast.

Onto the wedding breakfast with all guests seated, except the few who had gone walkabout, we waited and I spotted the step ladder table plan which I love. Another spot was a guest who had left their flip flops in the ivy, which is one of those odd things I often see in a wedding day.

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Romantic bride and groom couple shots.

I decided to wait for the golden hour of light for the romantic couple bride and groom shots as the weather was good, and the light was right at the convenient time and I knew it would add something very special to the images. I had visited the venue before the wedding with Ben and Stacey for their engagement shoot but on photographing the bridesmaids kissing Stacey, as well as noting the wonderful lighting at that time, I also spotted a location which we had not explored before, and it produced my absolute favourite shot from the day! We also got some lovely shots in the orchard, and great shots in the courtyard, made so very special with my off camera lighting and the delighted smiles on Stacey and Ben’s faces as I whooped that I was getting awesome photos!

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Guest relaxing.

Stacey and Ben definitely wanted lots of shots of their guests laughing and joking and generally relaxing during the day. This type of photography is allot more difficult than it first seems, as the photographer has to people watch intently listening out for signals that things are happening worth photographing, which can require eyes in the back of your head.

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First dance was awesome and looks great in the photos, and then it was my time to leave after grabbing a few shots of guests enjoying a boogie and the band playing.

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Ben & Stacey’s day was also blogged into high art.

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Creative and unique Dorset wedding photographer Nigel R Ware LRPS

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