Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photography
Renna + Pierre’s Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding
I was very excited for this wedding ever since Renna & Pierre first booked me as their Sandhole Oak Barn wedding photographer several months ago. Sandhole Oak Barn is one of the best wedding venues in Cheshire and I knew that I would get some stunning photos at this wedding!
As it was my first time photographing a Sandhole Oak Barn wedding I arrived about 3 hours early (like an excited child at Christmas) to check out the venue and all of its surrounding acres of land. The lake is absolutely beautiful and I walked the whole way around it – scaring the sheep in the process – to work out the best angles for photos. Using an app on my iPhone, I worked out exactly where the sun would be setting and I knew that if we were lucky enough to get a sunset then the lake would provide the perfect backdrop for creative bride & groom portraits.
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Renna and her bridesmaids were getting ready in one of the lodges at Sandhole Oak Barn and I could hear the excitement from outside! At midday I started photographing the bridal preparations and the girls were all having a great time – laughing, crying, giggling and of course drinking champagne. Renna’s flower girls looked absolutely adorable and they were literally the cutest flowers girls I have ever seen. Usually kids will cry at least once throughout a wedding, but not these two, they were beaming with smiles all day!
I then met Pierre and his groomsmen for some quick shots before the wedding ceremony. Pierre was looking dapper! Rocking a top hat with his tailed suit.
2pm = time to get married! Renna’s Dad walked her down the aisle and Pierre’s face was a picture as he saw her for the first time. The whole wedding ceremony was full of laughter from start to finish and I absolutely love Renna & Pierre’s faces in the photo just after the ring was placed on to her finger. This has to be one of my favourite wedding photos ever purely because their expressions are so natural.
Confetti was thrown as the couple exited the aisle of Sandhole Oak Barn as husband and wife. The next couple of hours were spent drinking champagne and eating canapés before sitting down for their meal. After the meal and speeches, the sun was just starting to set and a beautiful golden light was shining across the lake. I jumped at the chance to take some creative portraits of the bride and groom which are some of my favourite photos from the whole day. Renna and Pierre looked like they should be on the cover of a wedding magazine!
After sun set it was now time to party and what better way to get the party started than having Misha B – former X Factor semi finalist – sing your first dance! Sandhole Oak Barn was lit beautifully with fairy lights from Peter Lockwood and I captured some great party photos of everyone dancing. Before calling it a night, I finished off with a lovely landscape shot of the lake at Sandhole Oak Barn which I love – the clouds were amazing and there was a perfect reflection of the moon.
Here is a preview of Renna & Pierre’e beautiful Sandhole Oak Barn wedding photos.
Congratulations to the happy couple – you were amazing to work with and I hope you had an incredible time on your honeymoon!!
Equipment List – for the camera geeks!
x2 Canon 5D III // 24mm f1.4 // 50mm 1.2 // 85mm 1.8 // 24-70mm f2.8 // 600EX-RT flashguns
Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photographer – Shane Webber
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Wedding Venue: Sandhole Oak Barn – Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 2JH
Planning: Top Table Weddings & Events
Venue Lighting – Peter Lockwood
Wedding Dress: Sophia Tolli
Flowers: Ellen Stone from Blooming Ells
Shoes: L K Bennett
Cake: Charlotte Baker
Singer: Anthony Haslam
First Dance Singer: Misha B (X Factor semi-finalist)
Makeup: Amy Foley – Boss Aesthetics