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Tissington Hall | Creative Wedding Photography

Once every so often, as part of a group of professional wedding photographers, we all get together to take some photographs, try new things, have a play with bits of equipment we don’t usually use and generally have a bit of fun. This time the stunning Tissington Hall was chosen, a really beautiful venue and to say we were well looked after is a bit of an understatement (after a very late night the night before, the endless supply of coffee was a godsend). We then had some great vendors helping out on the day, so a massive shout out to Formal and Fabulous for the dresses, Tineke Flowers, Emma Buck for doing the hair, Amanda Johnsone for doing the makeup, Andy (Peak Wedding Cars) and Mick (Oakley Wedding Cars) for the cars and Lynsey from Bimbo Design who was one of the models for the day. We split into pairs, switch models every so often and just see what happens. This year we even got to play with some medium format cameras courtesy of the guys at Hasselblad, who barely flinched as I was scurrying about in the pouring rain with £25-30k’s worth of camera and lenses in my hand. Giving that back was the quite possibly the worst part of the day!

For me, as a predominantly documentary style wedding photographer, it’s a good opportunity to have some fun playing with off camera flash and doing lots of posed stuff, experimenting without the concerns of a paying customer. This then allows me to be more efficient and create a better body of work for the portrait sessions during my actual weddings so everyone’s a winner!

The weather this year was not so good, we managed to get a short stint outside first thing in the morning before the rain started chucking it down in earnest. It was a bit of a shame as the venue was stunning with some amazing grounds which we didn’t get to explore as much as I would have liked.

I think the most fascinating part of the day is getting together afterwards and seeing the results. The differences in style come through so strongly, and to me shows the value of a bride and groom really choosing their photographer based on a connection through the images they see.

Enough of the waffling! A few of my favourite images from the day:

Black and White Bridal Portrait
Bridal Portrait in front of Bookcase
Bridal Portrait in front of leaded window
Bridal bouquet
Flash lit bridal portrait
Bride looking through window
Bride in stunning large window
Bride opening curtains
Bride posed on chaise longue
Bride posed in beautiful stone archway
Bride and Groom outside Tissington Hall with Rolls Royce
Close up of classic Rolls Royce flying lady
Bride and Groom in front of classic Rolls Royce

  • Simon - April 1, 2011 - 11:43 pm

    I really love the shot with you using FLASH ;) ….. as I know just how out of character that is for you – but just shows you nailed it like everything else ….

    Great set !

  • Chris - April 2, 2011 - 1:00 am

    Had to use flash at some point, just to prove it still worked!

    Thanks for organising such a great day, as always it was a lot of fun!

  • David Fenwick - April 4, 2011 - 1:19 pm

    Fabulous shots Chris. Your posing techniques look tiptop too!

  • Olivier M - April 4, 2011 - 7:26 pm

    Great shots. I really like the 2nd from last :)

  • Timothy - April 9, 2011 - 10:29 pm

    Fabulous set. Very attractive. Black dress though? Very unique.

  • wedding garter - April 11, 2011 - 10:44 am

    I love the shots with the black dress, especially the one with the red roses against the black dress background,
    You are very talented :)

  • Dave Dillon - April 29, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    Great work! you had some great scenery to work with. nicely done.

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  • Wedding Photographer - December 13, 2012 - 4:10 pm

    The shoot is really very nice and all the pictures are very clear and beautiful background so I really like it.

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