Wedding photography at the Bartle Hall Hotel
Alexandra and James Bartle Hall Hotel Wedding Photography.
The world may be in a state of lockdown, but looking back at wedding albums over the last few weeks has warmed my heart considerably. In this blog post, I’d like you to join me in casting your eyes over Alexandra and James’s special day. I hope you enjoy my Bartle Hall Hotel wedding photography. I first met the couple at the Liverpool Wedding Show back in January 2017. They were joined by Abby, one of Alex’s bridesmaids, and her own partner Paul; both couples booked me on the spot, and I had the pleasure of photographing Abby and Paul’s wedding in July 2018 at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory, Liverpool It’s been a few years since I first visited the Bartle hall Hotel.. Nestled in the Lancashire countryside, it’s a venue which only caters to one wedding per day, which is ideal for me as a photographer as I don’t have to tiptoe around other events.
Alexandra and Jame's fantastic wedding day at the Bartle Hall Hotel.
As tends to be the custom, I would be spending my morning with Alex and her bridesmaids, along with Haleigh who was in charge of hair, and Katie Wrigley who was taking care of makeup. There are particular moments on a wedding day which are timeless, and for those moments, I like to switch to black and white wedding photography. A great example of this is a bridesmaid doing up Alex’s dress—a simple and elegant number by Wed2be.—and the father of the bride first laying eyes on his daughter. On to the ceremony itself, next. Whilst some couples become terribly emotional, Abby and Paul were all smiles, so I mostly opted for a vibrant colour palette to reflect their sense of joy. Having signed on the dotted line, it was time for arguably guests’ favourite part of the day: bubbly and canapés in the sunshine!
Natural and unposed wedding portrait.
Around this point in the afternoon I tend to whisk the bride and groom away for newlywed shots, in order to make the most of the natural lighting. The benefit of a summer wedding, of course, is the ability to photograph outdoors and introduce more colour into an album; notice how even dark clouds lend these images a more complex quality and mood. Certainly a favourite of my Bartle Hall Hotel wedding photography. As a documentary wedding photographer I prefer to take candid images, capturing the couple as they would naturally interact. Joining me on the day was videographer, Capture 22, and I’m quite pleased with this unusual shot of him going about his business! Wed2be
Speeches and Saxophone to close the day.
The wedding speeches are traditionally a time for silly tales, and this wedding was no exception. In order to capture these moments with sincerity I aim to be as unobtrusive as possible. I think the flower arrangements, by Flowerworx, really came into their own here, too, giving the space a lovely fresh feel. With the formalities done and dusted, it was time to hit the dance floor. Taking photos in the dark can be a little tricky at times, but luckily it’s nothing a camera flash can’t work around. Getting everybody into the groove was May Ellie Crick. on the saxophone, who had been a surprise from bridesmaid Abby and her partner Paul. As you can see, she absolutely brought the house down! A wedding album is something you only get one shot at, so a huge thank you to Alex and James for putting your faith in me. I hope married life is treating you well. Merrydale Manor wedding photography.