Sheila and Alex’s Wedding at Smeetham Hall Barn

Smeetham Hall Barn is a beautiful 16th Century building that is now an absolutely stunning wedding venue.

Sheila and Alex got married in Colchester at St James the Less and St Helen Catholic Church before heading over to Smeetham Hall Barn. My day started with bridal preparations in Dedham where I captured images of Sheila’s family all getting ready as well as lots of detail images.

After the church service, we all went back into the church to capture the group shots in front of the altar which worked really well, I was able to shoot quite wide taking in the beautiful church interior as a backdrop.

After we arrived at Smeetham Hall Barn, Sheila, Alex and myself went to spend some time capturing couple images. Smeetham Hall offers so many great backdrops, we were really spoilt for choice, but worked efficiently to capture as many of them as we could.

The great thing about a May wedding is we had plenty of daylight to go out again in the evening to capture some images in the warm evening light.

After documenting the rest of the wedding, we finished back outside for a few night shots using some of my creative lighting setups.

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