Cranage Hall wedding photography | Amy and Dan.
I’m delighted to share Amy and Dan’s beautiful Cranage Hall wedding photography from a couple of weeks ago. They were married at St Jospeh’s in Warrington before heading to the gorgeous Cranage Hall in the heart of Cheshire.
Relaxed and unposed wedding photography.
We started the day joining Amy and Dan at their respective parent’s houses where their parties were getting ready. It’s a great time to get a taste of the day early on. Amy and her party were relaxed and excited for the day ahead. Our photography is always very relaxed and unposed. We never want to control or direct the events as they unfold in front of us. I can’t think of anything more intrusive than a photographer starting to tell people what to do and where to look. Especially at this tender stage of the wedding day. So, we stay out of the way and capture the raw emotions and moments as they happen. We can then present a true record of the day to the couple.
The parties then headed to St Joseph’s Church in Warrington for their ceremony. When I arrived with Dan, there were quite a few guests already there soaking up the beautiful spring sunshine. Father Richard was very accommodating and allowed us to choose our positions and “do what ever you want.
Good fun during the group shots.
Of course we understand that most couples do want some family group shots on the day. We always shoot these efficiently with a big dollop of fun and laughter to keep things moving along! All the shots Amy and Dan wanted were completed in around 15 minutes. This is around the time it usually takes us to do these this part of the day. There is no need for this to drag on and frustrate everyone. This can happen with some photographers who want to control what is happening.
Cranage Hall lends itself to wedding photography.
Formerly the country seat of the Armistead family, De Vere Cranage Estate is still very much a rural retreat today. It is tucked away in a peaceful corner of Cheshire. Designed by celebrated British architect Lewis Wyatt, red brick, warm yellow sandstone, and pretty green lawns wait to greet you at this Grade II listed building. As the guests and Amy and Dan arrived at Cranage Hall, they where shown to the garden for drinks reception and canapés. With a beautiful view across the Cheshire countryside, warm spring sunshine, it was the perfect setting!
We love photographing this part of the day as the pressure of getting married is off and everyone starts to relax. People get the chance to chat, catch up and even make new friends. Stories begin to form around these conversations and interactions, and, as story-telling photographers, we record these moments with sensitivity and skill, seeking them out and then telling them in the best way we can.
Food, Fun and Dancing!
While the guests were enjoying the drinks, we nipped out for 15 minutes with Amy, Dan and bridesmaid Louise, who was a star, to shoot some relaxed and beautiful portraits. By this time, the couple have chilled out and we have a great laugh capturing some really stunning images with the minimum of direction. we just let the couples be themselves and capture the magic as it happens! it was no exception with Amy and Dan! after these few moments, we headed back in where it was time for them to meet more of the guests before heading in for the meal and the speeches.
Before we knew it, it was time for the evening party to start, and what better way than with a band he couple knew well, The Brothers Grimm. They were ace and I joined everyone on the dance floor, camera in hand!
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