Wedding Photography at Wynyard Hall by Simon Cardwell

Not a long post from me today, just sharing a few from a wedding at Wynyard Hall with you.

The bride & groom were not keen on the idea of posing for photos & the emphasis was very much on a natural & relaxed style on the day. Which suited me down to the ground as that is how I like to work.


Wynyard Hall is one of the more impressive buildings in the north east of England, and it makes the perfect backdrop for the arrival of the wedding car:

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Rather than a posed shot in the wedding car as you may be accustomed to seeing, on this occasion I just let the moment happen & I photographed around it:

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It makes for a much more genuine end result:

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This area outside the chapel at Wynyard Hall always seems to generate some good pictures:

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I did persuade the couple to get a few posed photographs taken at the front of the venue:

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This is a group shot of everyone at the wedding, sometimes a tricky thing to get right & I often end up hanging out of a window or balcony. On this occasion I was able to get everyone in shot with the venue behind me:

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Headlam Hall, Darlington - Wedding Photography by Simon Cardwell

Here is a selection from a wedding at Headlam Hall near Darlington, County Durham.

It was a bit chilly outside so much of the photography remained indoors. Luckily at Headlam there are overhead skylights in the main room which provides beautiful light into the room.

I always prefer natural light over using flash & luckily there are plenty of windows & light sources.

As usual I started with the bridal preparations:

Headlam Hall Wedding

Then caught up with the groom downstairs:

Headlam Hall Wedding Photography

I always try to get at least a few pictures of the room before guests have arrived:

Headlam Hall Darlington

Then its back up to the bridal suite for the final preparations:

Headlam Hall Wedding
Simon Cardwell Wedding Photographer
Wedding Photographer Darlington

On this occasion the bride requested a photo of her & the groom on each side of a door, before the ceremony. Which I thought made for an interesting & unique photograph:

Darlington Wedding Photography
Headlam Hall Wedding

Headlam Hall Wedding
Headlam Hall Wedding Photography
Headlam Hall Weddings
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Simon Cardwell Wedding Photographer
Headlam Hall Darlington
Headlam Hall Wedding
Headlam Hall Weddings
Headlam Hall Darlington
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Headlam Hall Wedding Photographer
Headlam Hall Weddings
Headlam Hall Wedding
Headlam Hall Weddings

The time between the formal photographs & the wedding breakfast is one of my favourite times to shoot. Everyone is there & you can capture some lovely candid pictures if you’re paying attention:

Headlam Hall Wedding
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Headlam Hall Weddings

Headlam Hall Weddings

On to the evening reception:

Darlington Wedding Photographer
Wedding Photographer Darlington

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Finally - a Red London Routemaster Bus to photograph by Simon Cardwell

I've always wanted to photograph a red London Routemaster Bus. 

I lived & worked in London for 12 years & never had a wedding job that included one. In my early years in the capital these original buses were still in use & I would regularly clamber up the stairs to the upper deck (not an easy feat for someone 6' 4" tall). 

Ironically the bus number 73 (on this bus) was one of the routes I regularly used for years, which was a nice personal touch. 

So with all that in mind I was surprised to find one at a wedding in Newton Aycliffe (not far from where I now live in my hometown of Darlington). The couple had not mentioned it in advance so it was a great surprise. 

I tried to get as many different photographs with the bus as I could. Some inside, some outside, some with the bridal party & some with just the bride & groom. 

Here they are I hope you like them:  

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Wedding Photography on Saltburn Pier & sea front by Simon Cardwell

As I've mentioned before, sometimes I don't have long to get the photos I need on the day. It is often a case of a small window of time to get as many shots as you can. 

On this occasion we found ourselves on Saltburn Pier on a cold November day. 

I work at the Spa Hotel in Saltburn a couple of times a year but up until now I have not had a couple that have requested to go to the sea front & pier for photographs. 

So I was pleased on this occasion when the bride & groom asked me to go down there for photographs. 

Here are my favourites from on the day: 

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