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Wedding Photography at the Radisson Blu in Durham by Simon Cardwell

The Radisson Blu in Durham is set in a beautiful location on the banks of the river in the city centre.

Unfortunately on this occasion there was extensive building work going on nearby, so we were largely limited to inside the hotel & just outside:

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Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire
Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire
Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire
Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire
Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire
Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire
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Simon Cardwell Wedding Photographer
Simon Cardwell Wedding Photographer
Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire
Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire
Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire
Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire

A photo the bride may not necessarily even want me to take can sometimes turn into a unique photograph. I always try to get something in a lift if I can:

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On this occasion there were no photos allowed during the ceremony so I could only get the bride’s entrance:

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Outside the hotel a practical joke led to one of my favourite photos of the day:

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Wedding Photographer London

The bride & groom being introduced into the room is one of my favourite parts of any wedding day:

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Onto the speeches:

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London Wedding Photographer
London Wedding Photographer
London Wedding Photographer
London Wedding Photographer
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The gap between the end of the wedding breakfast & the start of the evening reception can be a quiet time, but on this occasion it was very lively & produced some good photographs:

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Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer

Signing off with a couple from the evening reception:

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Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer

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Bride & Groom photo session at Aykley Heads Registry Office, Durham by Simon Cardwell

Sometimes I only get a very small window in which to take as many photographs as possible. 

It can be for a variety of reasons, venue restrictions, timings on the day, inclement weather. 

On this occasion we had about 5 minutes spare outside the Aykley Heads registry office in Durham. So that was my time window to get photos of the bride & groom. 

This is what I managed in that time, I hope you like them. 

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Wedding Photography at Durham Registry Office & The Black Horse Inn, Spennymoor by Simon Cardwell

On this occasion the couple had decided to have a registry office ceremony, followed by a wedding breakfast in a pub close to their house, & then an evening reception in a local club in Spennymoor. The bride & groom are regulars in both, so I liked that personal touch to this wedding. 

Brides & Grooms I speak to often feel obligated to do certain things on their wedding day, the advice I always give them is to make your wedding day exactly what you want it to be. Do what you want to do, & don't let any bossy relatives talk you into changing what you want from the day. If you can't dance, you don't have to have a first dance. If you have a fear of public speaking, you don't have to make a speech.

The best weddings I have attended have always had a personal touch that allowed you to see the character of the bride & groom. 

 

When I first arrive at a wedding, if the bride is not ready for me to start photographing, I often end up interacting & photographing children, who are usually already ready. My style of photography is to observe people & to photograph them without posing them:

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but when a post happens naturally it always ends up a far better photograph than it would be had I set it up: 

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another unplanned posed picture makes for a great photo of the groom & his best man: 

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when it rains at a wedding it usually provides me with a couple of memorable pictures, this was no exception & these are some of my favourites from the day: 

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This was a family oriented wedding, and as is often the case the couple did not want to pose for too many pictures, so I photographed as many guests & tried to capture as many moments as I could throughout the day:

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Sometimes a run of images comes together that will make a nice series to give to the couple:

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