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Katie and Chris • Hartsfield Manor • Surrey Documentary Wedding Photographer •

It was a cloudy rainy day as I pulled up outside Hartsfield Manor, but that didn’t take anything away from its beauty. The great thing about this venue is that it is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside, so I knew that we would still be able to get some beautiful shots. 

I meet Katie and her bridesmaids in an upstairs room as they were doing their finishing touches, the nerves were clear to see, they were very organised and were all ready quickly. I always suggest timing it so you put your dress on, have a 5 minute breather and then head on to the ceremony, just so you’re not waiting around in your dress. This way you avoid any potential spillage on, or spoilage of, the dress and you limit the time sitting around getting nervous! 

The nerves had really built by the time we headed downstairs for the ceremony, but wow did it look beautiful, the stunning room over looking the gardens was beautiful, and Katie and her bridesmaids looked fab walking down the aisle. As we knew the day was questionable weather-wise we had the confetti thrown inside as they walked back down the aisle as a married couple, this is always a great option if the venue allow it.

After letting the guests and newlyweds grab a drink and have a chat, I knew that it has stopped raining and swiftly grabbed the guests needed for the formal shots and got these done outside nice and quickly. It was great being able to get these with the Manor in the background - thank you weather Gods! It stayed dry for the couple shots too although it was still very wet so we stayed on safe ground for the dress, using the gravel and the stone entrance way at the front of the building and then we grabbed some on the stairs inside too. There’s always a way of getting outside as long as you trust me I can make it happen! 

“It was always you.”

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Venue: Hartsfield Manor