Cooling Castle Barn Wedding Photographer
Danielle and Shane’s Wedding at Cooling Castle Barn
I had heard great things about Cooling Castle Barn. A wedding venue tucked away in north east Kent, near to Rochester, it is a hidden gem. Castle ruins are complimented by beautiful gardens and a series of barns. The indoor space offered by the barns came in very useful on what turned out to be a day of very mixed weather.
Danielle and Shane wanted a very relaxed and fluid approach to their wedding photography. They were married in main barn and the civil ceremony was followed by a blessing in front of their guests.
Following the marriage ceremony, they went off for a drive through the rain before returning for drinks on the lawn. After a few family shots, the heavy showers returned, so the guests moved inside one of the barns to keep dry.
I took this opportunity to create some special images of the couple in the dark main barn, using window light combined with the rich warmth of the candles in the background.
Danielle’s parents surprised everyone by booking the wonderful Soprano Bella to entertain after the main course. They seemed to go down very well, with many of the guests dancing between the tables!
After a few heart felt speeches, the rains abated and i was able to capture a few images of the couple outside, in front of the gates of Cooling Castle Barn.
I slipped away after the dancing, having had a terrific day, enjoying the company the wonderful Cooling Castle Barn, that lived up to the pre wedding hype.
Here are a few favourite images of the day. All were taken on my Nikon D3s using available light. I always prefer this approach as i like to retain the atmosphere in the pictures wherever possible.
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Peter has developed an international reputation for an exciting and unobtrusive approach to covering the wedding day.
Peter shoots a blend of contemporary, reportage, documentary and fine art wedding photography, and his work has been described as having a "certain timeless elegance".