Best Wedding Photography 2017

Best Wedding Photography 2017

Life as a documentary wedding photographer is an emotional rollercoaster. Every wedding I attend is a unique experience, where I become totally absorbed in other people’s lives for a whole day. Then absorbed in pictures of them and their friends and family for the following few days. That creates a strange phenomenon where as soon as you shoot the next wedding, you have to then absorb yourself in that wedding. So you forget what you shot at the previous one. During the busy wedding season, there’s simply not enough time to go back and look at your previous weddings. So it’s a lovely feeling when you create a “best of wedding photography” blog post at the end of the year. It gives you time to reflect back on all those fabulous weddings and the fantastic images captured of people’s lives.

This year took me to quite a few new venues, including the stunning Penton Park in Hampshire and Lympne Castle in Kent. I even had a wedding in Essex, the other side of London for me, at Le Talbooth.  It’s always great to shoot weddings at new venues, because it makes me work harder and be more creative, seeing new things. Often, couples will ask me if I’ve shot at their wedding venue before. In reality it’s not really that important. I capture weddings as they happen, I don’t tell people to “stand over there” because it will make a better photo, that’s just not my style. So experiencing a new venue, is always a thrill as you discover new things.

Paul Tansley
Hampshire & Surrey Wedding Photographer

 

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  • David WeightmanMarch 14, 2018 - 3:24 pm

    Another great year! Love what you’ve done with the sequencing on the images.ReplyCancel

  • MARCIN DABEKMarch 14, 2018 - 6:27 pm

    Wow great shots Paul. It looked lie you had fab year!ReplyCancel

  • Linus MoranMarch 15, 2018 - 10:34 am

    Great feeling projected in these images from 2017 Paul.  Looks like you had another cracking year!  Great slideshowReplyCancel

    • Paul TansleyMarch 15, 2018 - 10:40 am

      Thx Linus. These slideshows are always hard to make (but I love the end result). Trying to get everything to flow nicely and fit the music. Also, as you know yourself, it’s hard to choose between images to use. Out of 22,500 images shot last year – how do you pick your favourites and narrow them down to 144 images.ReplyCancel

  • Jim DavidsonMarch 18, 2018 - 10:08 pm

    Fantastic collection of images, what a belting year!ReplyCancel

  • Teri VincentMarch 20, 2018 - 12:27 pm

    Fabulous – what a great year you had!!! xReplyCancel

Weddings Venues Captured in 2017

Surrey Wedding Photography

Farnham Castle
Nonsuch Mansion
Millbridge Court, Farnham
Hogs Back Hotel, Farnham
Barnett Hill
Bury Court Barn, Farnham
Mill at Elstead
Northbrook Park, Farnham

Hampshire Wedding Photography

Oakley Hall Hotel
Cain Manor,
Froyle Park
The Elvetham
Old Thorns
Cantley House Hotel
Steeple Court Manor
Night Pastures
Chewton Glen
Penton Park
Blacknest Country Club
Clock Barn, Winchester
The Spread Eagle, Midhurst

Other Counties Covered in 2017

Royal Berkshire Hotel, Berkshire
Shendish Manor, Hertfordshire
Buxted Park Hotel, East Sussex
Clissold Arms, London
Lympne Castle, Kent
Brookfield Barn, West Sussex
Le Talbooth, Essex