Cathy and Andy got married at Deer Park Hall in Worcestershire, which is one of my favourite wedding venues and one at which I am a recommended wedding photographer. Deer Park also holds a special place in my heart as it's one of the very first wedding venues that I worked at when starting my career. I'm good friends with the staff there and it's always a pleasure to work there.
Besides the wonderful staff, the venue itself is stunning, with a beautifully kept lawn and stunning gardens, the venue looks amazing whatever the time of year. The lawn is large enough for group photos of over one hundred people, and the lawn also offers unobscured views out over Worcestershire and to the Malvern Hills which are 19km away.
After I had taken for formal photos, Cathy and Andy went for a romantic walk around the venue. At Deer Park, there's a long drive all down the one side of the reception room that allows access for staff and caterers to the rear of the venue - but it's also a fantastic location for wedding photography! For this image, the bride and groom were stood holding hands on this drive and I knelt down in order to shoot through a growing lavender plant to frame the couple against the green of the flora and the clouds of the sky.
Location: Deer Park Hall, Worcestershire .Keywords: Photographer-directed image (336).