A few photos from a wonderful wedding shot in a classic documentary style. This particular wedding was shot a few years ago. The service took place in Quarrington Church in Lincolnshire and the reception in Kelham Hall, which is a Victorian house built in 1863. The surrounding area is quite big and consists of park lands and gardens which are simply perfect for a nice and peaceful stroll. Kelham Hall is known to be a top rated venue for all types social events and especially weddings. The venue has a wonderful décor and overall quite a majestic appearance well suited for traditional weddings. This particular wedding was a shot few years and was generally a very fun wedding to photograph. The bride and groom were very relaxed and all the guest quite courteous.
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I think it’s extremely important that guests are accepting and allow you to proceed with your job without any hindrance. In most cases this is a norm, however there are always exceptions. Guests can for example block you views and be unwilling to move at your request, or keep asking you various open-ended questions when you’re trying focus on documenting the wedding for the bride and groom. The most problematic is always the group shot when you have to move the entire congregation to specific setting and compose the scene a bit. A group shot is usually the most formal shot taken on the day. Sometimes some guests are unwilling to move into the set scene for a number of reasons. They are either tired and can’t be bothered or have an interesting conversation they don’t want to interrupt, or quite simply they don’t want to be photographed at all. In contrast, there those guests, that will make your day super special. Some guests will even offer to buy you a drink for a job well done. I feel bad to turn down such warm gestures, but as a professional photographer hired to document a wedding, I can’t allow myself to get too comfortable. After all, I’m paid to work.