Dumbleton Hall Hotel has always been in our top five wedding venues in the Cotswolds. From it’s grand driveway with flocks of sheep to the lake guarded by black swans, the Hotel sits in vast grounds outside Evesham. Perfect for a weekend getaway or afternoon tea, the venue hosts weddings on weekend and have recent erected a wooden gazebo. With the ever expanding wedding scene, we popped down to borrow the venue for half a day and create a beautiful styled shoot.
Our models were long term friends, from back when Jon used to shoot fashion and portraits in 2012. James, our male lead now is an editor for the biggest photography magazine and websites in the UK, which just goes to show how hard work truly does pay off. Helen has been featured in countless billboards and bridal work in the past, so they were both a perfect fit for our theme. Hair and makeup was wonderfully applied by the talented Rebekah Deponeo.
With inclement weather, we stayed mainly indoors, only briefly popping outside for some pictures on the parkway steps and wild flower garden. On our way back to the main hotel however, it completely chucked it down, almost raining the event off. We had a spare change of clothing for afterwards, and proceeded for a more informal evening wear attire.
Using a combination of earthy brown tones, reflections, Rembrandt lighting and flash techniques, we carved our signature classic style into each photograph. From classic lightning knowledge to experience in posing, we captured beautiful images for all to share.