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An outdoor summer wedding at The Knowle Country House

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The Knowle Country House is a perfect setting for a wedding. This Victorian Mansion is set within acres of grounds in Kent. The Knowle Country House has a really lovely intimate feel, with a beautiful outdoor gazebo for a summer wedding. So quaint and utterly English, this is why Emma and Simon chose this wedding venue for their very special day.

I met this lovely couple for their pre wedding photoshoot at the start of 2019 in Richmond Upon Thames. A gorgeous couple with Emma having the most stunning hair (I had major hair envy here)!! A pre wedding photoshoot is the perfect way to gain practice in front of the camera before your big day – and to treasure some great images from the pre wedding photoshoot whilst you are engaged.

Forward wind seven months and their wedding day at The Knowle Country House came around quickly.

This couple just smiled, laughed and partied hard throughout the day. Their wedding ceremony was held outside, which is always a big win when you have booked such a beautiful wedding venue.

Emma looked amazing in her bespoke wedding dress and the wedding ceremony was not only beautiful, but suited this couple so very well. I love taking newlyweds for their ‘couple’ wedding photos. So many opportunities here, we used the magnificent rose garden and lake at The Knowle Country House for their images. Emma and Simon had smoke bombs for later in the day – which I just loved working with.

I really prefer taking couples for ‘pockets’ of time rather than a whole hour at a time. I feel couples are more relaxed and don’t spend too long away from their guests. After all, when you are just married you want to mingle and enjoy your reception before you sit down for your wedding breakfast.

Also, but taking the newly weds for shorter periods it helps take advantage of the different types of light throughout the day. You can see the different light in some of my chosen images for this blog what a difference the timing makes.

This whole day, combined with an amazing couple (who were totally meant to be together) was fabulous. Here are some very kind words from Mr & Mrs Chu:

From the very start we fell in love with Laura’s work. On the engagement photo shoot her bubbly personality immediately made us feel comfortable being around the camera, making us feel more relaxed about the big day to come.

She is full of charisma and energy, running around all day mingling with guests and catching amazing shots of our special day.

We would highly recommend Laura to anyone who wants a wedding photographer who puts her soul into your wedding day, she truly made ours a day we will never forget. The Chu’s Xxx

Congratulations Emma and Simon, you were both amazing to work with and totally rocked your wedding day. Here are a selection of my favourite images from a very special day…..enjoy x

 

 

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