Of all the striking locations in the UK, Eltham Palace has to be, for me, one of the most fascinating. The medieval hall is steeped in history and is the place where Henry VIII spent his childhood years. Built next to the medieval is a slice of the contemporary with the 1930s Art Deco hall built by millionaire couple Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. This eclectic mix of the modern with the historic works beautifully and interspersed with the remains of the Great Hall and the moat are ornamental plantations, rock gardens and orchids courtesy of the Courtaulds who were keen horticulturalists.
For the Eltham Palace wedding photographer there is no end to the amount of photographic opportunities you can benefit from here. The gardens have been cleverly designed to be attractive at any time of the year whilst the palace itself offers a fairytale, romantic element.
It’s this mix of history and romance which is why so many couples choose to hold their weddings at Eltham Palace and certainly for Barathy and Jon, it provided the perfect venue on a sunny day and I was extremely pleased to be asked to be their Eltham Palace wedding photographer.
In order to capture the subtleties of the day I used two cameras, the Canon 1Dx and the Canon 5D Mark 3. The detail the 1Dx picks up is amazing and there is no need for me to sharpen the shots once I get back, not even on the zoomed-in photos. This allowed me to stay in the background, out of sight for the most part, and capture some beautifully natural shots of the bridal preparations and the wedding party.
Once again it was wonderful to be back at Eltham Palace and the team behind the scenes did a great job of organising it so that everything ran smoothly. It’s always such an honour to be involved in the wedding of a couple and Barathy and Jon’s wedding was just a delight to attend so many thanks to them for choosing me to be their Eltham Palace wedding photographer.
I hope my selection of shots from the day do the wedding and the venue justice.