As a wedding photographer, at Hampton Court Castle, I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to capture the beauty and magic of this 15th-century castle venue in Hereford, Herefordshire. From the moment I set foot on the grounds, I am captivated by its breathtaking charm and the sense of history that envelops the entire estate.
The 500 acres of Herefordshire countryside that surround Hampton Court Castle provide an abundance of picturesque vistas, creating the perfect backdrop for wedding day photography. It is a place where nature and architecture blend seamlessly, offering endless possibilities for capturing stunning images that will be treasured for a lifetime.
One of the main reasons I love photographing weddings at Hampton Court Castle is the sheer diversity of settings it offers. From the grand castle rooms that exude elegance and timeless beauty to the award-winning gardens that showcase nature’s artistry, every corner of this venue is a photographer’s dream. The gardens, in particular, hold a special place in my heart. Their natural beauty is simply enchanting, allowing me to capture moments of love and joy amidst blooming flowers, lush greenery, and serene ponds. The changing seasons add an extra touch of magic, whether it’s the vibrant colors of autumn or the ethereal atmosphere of a winter wedding illuminated by crackling fires.
Hampton Court Castle
One of my favorite spots at Hampton Court Castle is the Little Banqueting House. Despite its name, it is a space that is anything but small in terms of beauty and charm. Nestled among the palace gardens, it offers breathtaking views of the Thames and showcases the splendid Tudor and Baroque architecture of the palace itself. It is a hidden gem that provides an intimate setting for couples to celebrate their love, and as a photographer, I find immense joy in capturing the intimate moments shared within its walls.
The availability of the castle for weddings throughout the year is another aspect that makes photographing here so special. Each season brings its own unique charm, whether it’s the blossoming of new life in spring, the vibrant colors of summer blooms, the golden hues of autumn leaves, or the cozy warmth of a winter wedding by the fireside. The ever-changing landscape allows me to adapt my photography style to the surroundings and create a truly immersive experience for the couples I have the privilege to work with.
Hampton Court Castle is a place of wonder and beauty, a venue that sparks creativity and ignites my passion for photography. It is an honor to be able to capture the love, joy, and precious moments of couples as they embark on their journey together. Every time I step foot on this historic estate, I am reminded of why I chose this profession and why I love what I do. Hampton Court Castle is not just a venue; it is a canvas where dreams come to life, and I am humbled to play a part in preserving those cherished memories for generations to come.
Celebrating 10 years as a destination wedding photographer I wanted to share my 10 most extraordinary destination weddings. Not neccessarily the best or my favourites, but weddings that were just a little bit different.