Orsett Hall 18th October 2014. The Wedding of jay and Kate Redsell
The wedding of jay and Kate at Orsett Hall was going to be a grandiose affair right from the off. Orsett Hall is one of those more or less perfect wedding venues since its rebuild in 2009 after a disastrous fire that destroyed the original venue and out of the ashes a phoenix was reborn. The original venue looked nice from the outside, but the inside was a different story with uneven floorboards and a general feeling of past its sell-by date. The new venue, on the other hand, is perfect from either a potential couple’s wedding and a wedding photographer’s point of view. Large open reception rooms with lots of natural light, beautiful suites in different styles to compete with modern and traditional expectations, well-kept gardens and of course the chapel just for weddings.
Kate looked stunning and with her little entourage of family and friends I could tell the day was going to be a day to remember for them and an enjoyable day for everyone else, the bubbly pretty bridesmaids, the flamboyant brother and partner, the cheerful kids and the exploding bubbly shot set the day up perfectly.
Kate’s brother gave her away and even a few tears for the camera. Service and group shots over, time was getting a little behind as I was reminded by the venue manager as is generally the case with weddings so the planned off-camera flash shots had to be shortened to on camera in order to still take the planned individual shots, stunning shots Kate is a natural pose, but as with all weddings the trick is to make a posed shot look natural, the movement of eye’s, body posture (asking the bride to move her right leg backdrops the shoulders) and the placement of the groom’s hands can make or break an image, and as always the guys never know what to do with their hands!.
With sometime before the 1st dance, a little off-camera flash images shots of Jay and Kate in the wedding suite shot through Rogue flash benders and finally the 1st dance
An excellent Orsett Hall wedding, superb weather for October, bubbly family and guests and thank you to my second shooter for the day, Ruth.