By Paul Rogers
For newly engaged couples planning their wedding near London or the South East of England, the superb venues run by Bijou Weddings should be high on the list. Every one of their venues offers unique perfection, and this 12th century abbey in Buckinghamshire can host a celebration to remember. Originally founded by the Earl of Buckingham to house Augustinian priests, the building has been visited by Henry V and owned by Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. It's been owned by Bijou Wedding Venues since 2006 when it underwent a substantial refurbishment, making it a glorious 21st century wedding venue, perfect for a romantic wedding celebration in the heart of the English countryside.
As a documentary wedding photographer, Notley Abbey is a real gem for me to photograph at. Although I don't set up pictures or pose people, my photography relies on relaxed wedding guests and couples having a wonderful time - something that happens with ease at Notley Abbey. The immaculate gardens and grounds allow guests to explore the surroundings, and coupled with interesting interior spaces, there's always an interesting composition with beautiful light just around the corner. Having spent 20 years as a photojournalist at The Times newspaper in London, this style of wedding photojournalism comes naturally to me. Have a look at some of my latest weddings or the wedding portfolio to see that no matter where or when your wedding is, I consistently provide the same high quality documentary photography.
Check out Zoe and Robert's wedding highlights slideshow above, or some still images from their wedding below. Here's what they said after seeing their wedding slideshow:
"Absolutely fantastic photos! We relived our great day in those few minutes. Thank you again for capturing the emotions and natural feel of the day!"
If you enjoy this style of natural documentary wedding photography and would like to book me to photograph your wedding, please fill in this short form so I can get all the details and pricing over to you. Or why not check out another Bijou venue - Cain Manor wedding photography.