Thornton Manor is a gem of a venue. A beautiful privately owned residential house tucked away in Thornton Hough. Recently it was host to the wedding celebrations of James and Lucy.
From their first consultation they had very clear ideas about what they wanted from their photography – candid, real shots of the guests and the proceedings and some stand out editorial key shots of them both. This was the first wedding I have done with no group shots at all, it’s refreshing to be able to shoot with a true reportage style and the extra time gained allowed us to get some of my favourite images during our time alone with the couple.
The day was covered with Christopher Ian as second photographer and lighting assistant, Christopher is a hugely talented wedding photographer in his own right and I think it’s obvious why he’s my go to guy for an extra point of view. When you book a second professional photographer with jonhallphoto that’s what you get. Images are edited by me for a unified style and having shots of this quality to choose from makes a huge difference.
One of the shots that really stands out is that of the grooms ring. The detailing of adding the wedding date in roman numerals makes a great design and looks amazing with a close up macro shot.
The day was organised perfectly and the staff at Thornton Manor were exceptional. The weather (though cold) stayed dry for the ceremony and the bride looked lovely approaching the groom down a long red carpet with dad.
When it came to key shots the house needed no decoration to provide a stunning backdrop to the images. Lucy and James braved the cold and did really well in front of the camera, looking relaxed and happy despite the temperature. During a brief walk around the grounds we got shot after shot that I knew they’d love. After a lovely meal with classic and Christmas songs from a very talented singer we finished up by capturing the speeches and cutting of the cake.
All in all, a lovely day at a venue I can highly recommend.
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