Deborah & Dean | Dovecliffe Hall Hotel, Stretton, Burton Upon Trent

Deborah & Dean married in the beautiful backdrop of Dovecliffe Hall Hotel in Stretton nr Burton Upon Trent. Set in seven acres of glorious gardens on the banks of the River Dove, Dovecliffe Hall is a great setting for a wedding providing ample opportunities for great pictures.

Deb & Dean's wedding took place later in the day, which at this time of year provided a challenge for me, as the light was particularly low and with the clear evening sky it meant quite harsh, high contrast light as the sun was setting. This kind of light can be very dramatic particularly if you shoot into it... I've included some of my favourites below and you'll see how I've used the strong setting sunlight to my advantage to almost silhouette Deb & Dean against the trees as the sun went down... very dramatic, romantic warm light.

I've also had a go at a HDR (High Dynamic Range) image comp (Top, Below) of Deb & Dean with the huge and absolutely beautiful Ancient Cedar Tree, which dominates the gardens at Dovecliffe. I love this tree and always try to create a nice shot featuring it at most of the weddings I do here. I think this one is particularly nice with the warm backlight of the setting sun breaking through the branches, leading your eye to Deb & Dean as they walk through the overhang towards the camera. Congratulations Deborah & Dean! - Steven