Kedleston Country House Derbyshire Wedding Photographer
Kedleston Country House in Derbyshire is a stunning boutique hotel set within the rolling hills of the Kedleston Estate, right on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District and only a couple of minute's drive from Derby city centre. For weddings, the house turns into a home away from home for couples, where you can enjoy a drink in the beautifully appointed bar, feast in the award winning restaurant and relax in sublime opulence.
The Orangery is the perfect setting for more intimate weddings and can be used to cater for private dinners of wedding receptions of any size.
The photo you see here is one of my favourite moments from Charlotte and Andrew's wedding here. As a documentary wedding photographer, I am always looking to capture images such as this, helping to tell the true story of the wedding day. Moments and images like this simply cannot be faked; it's a case of being in exactly the right place and at the right time. With giant Jenga, it's very much about being ideally located and waiting for the action to happen. It sounds easy, but modern cameras are still very heavy and you can sometimes be left waiting for the right moment for some time! Luckily for me (and my arms) this game of Jenga came very late in the day, where the celebration drinks had been freely flowing - I didn't have to wait for my moment long! I love how the bricks are actually mid-fall in this image, but what really makes it for me is the reactions of all the people involved as you go through the image.