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The importance of choosing a venue recommended photographer

The importance of choosing a venue recommended photographer’.
By Marie George – Wedding co-ordinator at Down Hall Country House Hotel

I often get asked about which photographer is the best? Who would I recommend?

I always say the same! Choose a photographer that knows your venue like the back of their hand.

Recently I have seen more and more couples using photographers that have never been to Down Hall before. For some it’s down to budget and for others it is often a friend of the family.

Whilst I am aware that budget is a huge deciding factor, it’s important to remember that your photos will be your ever lasting memory for you to treasure forever and you only get one shot at it (pardon the pun).

When choosing your photographer make sure they know Down Hall. This will ensure you get the best images.  Your recommended photographer will know all the best places to exploit both inside the building and around the grounds whilst being confident enough to take some extra special, creative shots and will be unique and individual to you. This knowledge of the venue will also save you time on your wedding day, meaning you can spend more time with your guests and less time in front of the camera.

At Down Hall we are lucky enough to recommend the best photographers. They have all been handpicked by coordinators at Down Hall due to the great service they give our couples and more importantly the great images.

Each photographer offers something a little different to the next and range in price to suit all budgets.

Who are they I hear you ask…

Matt Heath Photography

“You know what I do more than most, but in essence it’s a blend of contemporary and natural wedding photography with a very relaxed, friendly approach! I have a particular interest in creative lighting, capturing people at their best and finding new ways to showcase venue!”

Matt Heath

Website : https://mattheathphotography.com
Email : matt@mattheathphotography.com
Mobile : 07968782028


Andy Griffin Photography BA Hons LMPA LBIPP LSWPP

“Choosing the right photographer for your wedding is one of the most important and lasting decisions you will make about your special day.

When you pick a Down Hall Recommended Photographer you can

be sure that you’re working with a true professional who is not only highly qualified, but also experienced in working at Down Hall.

I have been photographing weddings at Down Hall for nearly ten years and as a result, I know the best locations, where the best light will be, and how to get the best out of both the interior and exterior of this wonderful venue.

I work regularly with all of the other recommended suppliers which means you have a team of experienced specialists handling the smooth running of the day, ensuring you have a relaxed, stress free wedding – with a fantastic set of memories…

Clients are entitled to a pre-shoot with all of our wedding collections – a great way to get to know your photographer and a chance for me to show you the best spots both inside and out of one of the country’s finest wedding venues and winner of Essex Wedding Venue of the Year 2016.”

Andy Griffin

Website : https://andygriffinphotography.com
Email : info@andygriffinphotography.com
Telephone : 01371 831764


The Edge Photography 

“I have worked at Down Hall for over ten years, and knows it like the back of my hand, in fact, the first wedding I shot there back in 2006 was our lovely toastmaster Mark’s! I’m always looking for new shots and ideas, and never just ‘goes through the motions’, so I always try and capture something unique for you on your big day”

Scott Johnson

Website : https://theedgephotography.co.uk
Email : info@theedgephotography.co.uk
Telephone : 08454680159


Simply Photographic

“Here at Simply Photographic we offer gorgeous, creative and informal wedding photography built around you. We feel very lucky to be recommended by such a great venue as Down Hall and have enjoyed photographing many wonderful weddings here. We love working with not only the beautiful and historic house and grounds, but a great wedding team too, we would love to chat over your day so please do get in touch for a chat.”

Patrick Judson

Website : https://simplyphotographic.co.uk
Email : patrick@simplyphotographic.co.uk
Telephone : 01371 811666

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