Thursday, 26 May 2011

HARTE & GARTER HOTEL PHOTOGRAPHY

A few weeks ago I was approached by the Harte & Garter Hotel in Windsor, they were looking for an additional wedding photographer they could recommend to their Brides. The new hotel manager knew me and my work from his time at Taplow House Hotel in Maidenhead. Within 10 days I was at the hotel taking lots of pictures to update their brochure and website, this was great for me to get some portfolio shots of a gorgeous hotel where I'd never attended a wedding. There can't be many venues I've not attended a wedding within a 20 mile radius of my studio, I was blown away by the facilities they have. The biggest shock was their stunning high ceiling ballroom, I didn't even know it existed, yet I go in to windsor probably a dozen times a year! It can hold up to 200 guests, I can only think of a handful of luxury historic wedding venues that can accommodate this many guests for a sit down meal. In addition to this they have fantastic views of the castle from the majority of their rooms. I'm thrilled to now be recommended by this lovely 14th Century, 4 star hotel.


The photo-shoot involved quite a few models, lots of their staff, the hotel toastmaster, florist, bridal company, menswear suppliers, the changing of the guard was the only thing we didn't need to organise, even the sun came out for the day!

The wedding season is really in full swing now, last weekend I was in South Oxfordshire at Ardington House, the most stunning Georgian Manor house, lovely lakeside gardens too. It has been the home to the Baring family for several generations, they are best known for founding the famous merchant bank.
 
Below are a few of the pictures from The Harte & Garter photo-shoot.

Enjoy your week!
Mark