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Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside -1

Hackness Grange is a beautiful place by the sea (Part 1)

As a photographer, one question I get asked is, 'Have you worked at our venue?' though this does not happen as much as when I started my business. 

Working at a new venue is a brilliant experience as a wedding photographer. Don't get me wrong, I always love going to a venue where I have previously worked. But there is a certain excitement about arriving at a new venue for the first time.

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This assignment was also exciting, as I had never met the couple before! Hiring a wedding photographer had been a present from the bride's sister.

As usual, I arrived early and began photographing the bridal prep in Hackness Grange's specific bridal prep room. This is one of my favourite parts of the day. From a storytelling point of view, it sets the scene. The day begins when suppliers arrive, and the wedding day starts to unfold. Also, it is an opportunity to be creative, as I am left to my own devices and start to work out the dynamics of the people on the wedding day. Today I was blessed to be in the company of two fabulous, very welcoming families. We had previously met online to discuss their photography plans for the day, but I was free to document the story, the people, and the emotions of the wedding day. 

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