Hannah and Jordan had their gorgeous Summer wedding at The Heath House in Staffordshire. The Heath House is a really impressive building, inside it has a beautiful grand staircase, whilst out in the grounds there are extensive gardens, woodland, a marquee and a beautiful orangery. We were really spoilt for choice when it came to their couple portraits! I first met Hannah and Jordan in London for their engagement shoot in Primrose Hill. Hannah and Jordan both currently live in London however Hannah is originally from Staffordshire so they decided to get wed in Staffordshire to be near Hannah’s family. It was really lovely getting to shoot them in very different locations which signify the different aspects of their lives. When I arrived at prep Hannah was cool as a cucumber which is exactly what I expected after meeting them both on their engagement shoot! I always love walking into really calm prep environments, Hannah’s bridesmaids were great with making sure she ate and drank and had everything she needed to get to the ceremony and down the aisle to marry Jordan.
Heath House is licensed for civil weddings however Hannah and Jordan opted to get married in the nearby St Giles Catholic Church as Hannah used to attend there when she was younger. The church itself was gorgeous, it huge ceilings, lots of gold and a very long aisle. The priest was very chilled and let me shoot from the front and the back of the church, this was great because it meant I could get both angles. When I shoot in churches I love shooting at the back because you can fit so much of the gorgeous architecture into the frame, it really gives the photographs a sense of place.
Confetti at The Heath House
After the ceremony Hannah and Jordan were congratulated outside church by all their guests. I love this time of the day because I can really get lots of natural shots of all of the couples guests! When everyone had said hello to them we ushered everyone off to the venue so we could grab a few shots of Hannah and Jordan outside the church by themselves. I knew the church was especially important to Hannah so I made sure to ask if there were any specific spots that she would like to use while we were there. When we arrived back at The Heath House everyone got lined up with their confetti ready to throw it at Hannah and Jordan as they walked into their reception.
Jordan is a keen film photographer and he brought along his medium format Yashica, I have one myself but I don’t often use it for weddings as it’s quite a slow format to shoot in. As Jordan had his with him though I decided it would only be right to use it! I used the Yashica in a few ways, I took a couple of shots with it for Hannah and Jordan and I also shot with my digital camera through the Yashica’s viewfinder, I think this particular shot is one of my favourites of the day! Finally when I was shooting Hannah and Jordan’s individual portraits I asked Jordan to have the camera on him, I really like that it was part of the day and it was obviously an important aspect to Jordan.
Thank you so much Hannah and Jordan for having me there to photograph your wedding! If you’re planning a Heath House wedding, then get in touch! I’d love to hear from you!
Venue: The Heath House
Wedding Dress: Pronovias
Wedding Dress Boutique: Bridal Rogue Gallery
Bride’s Shoes: Moda in Pelle
Hair & Make up: Make up and Hair by Gemma
Bridesmaids Dresses: JJ’s House
Groom’s suit: Slaters
Flowers: The Topiary Tree Florist
Wedding Car: Cupid Carriages