Wedding Photography and Videography at Leez Priory

The day began like any other British day. It was overcast and dreary, a worrying start to any wedding day but the forecast was positive. When we arrived on location we were awestruck by the magnificent beauty of the 16th Century Mansion and Gardens at Leez Priory. leez

How the day at Leez Priory went:

While the videographer set off to capture atmospheric shots of the grounds and venue. I started with the getting ready photos. Whilst the bad weather threatened to wash out the planned outdoor ceremony which had the planner and bride on edge. I welcomed the soft diffused light created naturally by the overcast sky. This made for ethereal photos of the bride and groom getting ready. IMG_0686 IMG_0702 IMG_0487

By midday, the weather improved dramatically basking the ceremony in glorious sunshine. This made for some terrific photos and video footage for the bridal shoot and group photos of the family.

ceremony IMG_0870 IMG_0906-2 We then moved on to family pictures on the lawn and following on from this we had the editorial style photo shoot with the bride and groom. klairishoot1 IMG_1120 IMG_1139 Usually the first dance is held after the meal and speeches, however in Turkish/Greek cultures it is customary to host this before at the start of the reception. This meant I was able to use primes and balance the ambient light of the venue with the natural evening light to capture their first dance.   IMG_1197 9D6A6846 klairidance Once the speeches were done, the meals finished, it was time for the traditional dances. This as you can imagine made for some interesting photographs. IMG_1225-2 IMG_1244 The happy bride and groom enjoying their wedding at Leez Priory Traditional Greek and Turkish wedding dancing at Leez Priory with the Bride and Grooms father. Traditional Greek and Turkish wedding dancing at Leez Priory with the Groom and Brides father Traditional Greek and Turkish wedding dancing at Leez Priory Finally it was time for the outdoor bouquet throw – which is custom for Greek Weddings to occur at night – under the orange glow of the Leez priory. The orange Glow of Leez Priory Overall the day was a huge success leaving our clients extremely happy with our quality services.