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The day after photographing at Knebworth Barns, I had an equally exciting assignment at the Bedford Swan Hotel in the centre of Bedford overlooking the River Ouse. Emma and Neil were a great couple and having already done a pre-wedding recky with them I had an idea of exactly what they wanted for their photographs.
The Bride was very keen to have a “Reservoir Dogs” style photograph of the Groom, the Best Man and the Ushers. I did a little research before the wedding and took a look through my DVD’s and this is what I came up with, and also did a digital enhancement to get the authentic design.
While waiting for the Bride to get ready there are always things to keep me occupied and I was pleased with these cute photographs of the Bridesmaids.
As with all my weddings I ensure I capture as many details from the day as I can which symbolise this and make a great theme throughout the photograph selection.
The Bedford Swan Hotel is an excellent venue and has lots of indoor opportunities for the photographs. Here are a selection from around and during the wedding ceremony.
Just outside the Swan Hotel is a large lawn area and some small groups of trees, aswell as the River Ouse with runs along parallel. I found a great location to capture the entire wedding party as an aerial group shot.
We were really spoilt for views for the romantic selection of shots and we decided to utilise the suspension bridge and riverside path.
On the way back to the venue we noticed the riverside flower gardens and I couldn’t resist taking these few shots, so I apologise for ignoring the “keep of the grass” signs in advance.
I was with the couple all afternoon capturing casual expression and also through the speeches, finishing up with the cutting of the cake, the first dance, a casino and also my mobile studio reception portraiture.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Emma, Neil and all their family and friends.
By Dean Robson – RT Weddings