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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:

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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:

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

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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:

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Headlam Hall Wedding

Headlam Hall Wedding
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Simon Cardwell Wedding Photographer
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Headlam Hall Wedding
Headlam Hall Weddings
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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:

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Headlam Hall Wedding Photographer
Headlam Hall Weddings

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On to the evening reception:

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Wedding Photographer Darlington

Are you getting married at Headlam Hall? If so, please contact me today to have a chat in more detail.

Wedding Photography at the Morritt Arms, County Durham by Simon Cardwell

This was a very enjoyable wedding - full of happy people & just generally a pleasure to be there. Taking place at the Morritt Arms, which is a lovely venue at Gretna Bridge, near Barnard Castle here in County Durham.

I have worked at The Morritt in the past but this was my first visit since moving back to the north east earlier this year. It's a lovely presented & nicely sized venue, which means less grounds & corridors to walk down & more time to take photographs. 

As usual the coverage starts during the bridal preparations: 

The Morritt Arms
Morritt Arms weddings

The ceremony took place in a beautifully lit room with natural light coming in, which always makes for nicely lit photographs: 

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The beautiful grounds at The Morritt make an excellent backdrop for the traditional group photographs: 

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bride and bridesmaids

Couples that book me don't typically want to spend too long posing for photographs on their wedding day, favouring a more natural approach, yet we usually do a handful of posed pictures around the grounds of the venue: 

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morritt arms wedding photos
bride and groom

Fantastic natural light coming in again allowed for beautifully lit photographs during the speeches: 

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Children are an important part of most weddings I attend, and are usually much less guarded than adults, which works perfectly with my natural style of photography: 

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choosing wedding album photos is so hard when you love them all! You haven’t made it easy for us!
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If you have a wedding booked at The Morritt Arms please contact me today to discuss your wedding photography.