The Bingham Hotel Wedding Photography | Richmond Wedding | Helen and Will

Will and Helen had met me at their friends wedding the previous year and really liked my relaxed and natural style photography style. I absolutely love it when friends and family book me for their wedding day after seeing me in action. It means I know I’m doing something right and there is no better praise. Plus, I get to see my previous couple again and that’s always a bonus.

The wedding venue

Helen and Will choose the elegant, boutique Bingham Hotel in Richmond to celebrate their love. The hotel is a beautiful Georgian townhouse overlooking the Thames, nestled between Richmond Bridge and Petersham Meadows. The hotel has fifteen bedrooms, the river view room being the largest. With its freestanding copper bath and Queen size bed it’s perfect for groom and bridal prep. The hotel bar is decadent with high ceilings and large gilded mirrors and the gardens are a tranquil river spot just waiting for wedding guests to mingle. We were so lucky to have the most perfect sunny day for photographs and as soon as I saw the close proximity to the river I couldn’t wait to take them for their couple shoot.

boats on the thames

bike seat

bride getting into her wedding dress

groom cheering with his best man

Perfect Autumn Photography Light

September and October are definitely my favourite wedding months. The autumn colours are so rich and the late day sun emits the most amazing warm light, which is perfect for the golden hour photos. There are studies that suggest our personality traits represent one of the seasons. It is also fair to say that our creative styles can also do the same. If this is true my photography style is definitely autumn. Rich, warm and colourful with deep shadows and warm whites. Helen and Will’s October wedding day was everything you could ask for from autumn.

autumn leaves

The couple photographs

Even though the hotel gardens were so pretty we had to take a walk along the Richmond towpath for their couple pictures. Especially as the sun was setting and that warm, pink glow was bouncing off the river. Of course as you can imagine, it was really busy and rightly so. Helen and Will were not bothered by the many well wishers and blatant starrers. It just meant they took their time and enjoyed that intimate moment together away from their wedding guests. Who at this stage were enjoying coffee and truffles.

bride and groom kissing by the river

bride and groom walking along the river

Time to get the cowboy boots moving

Being from Texas there was no way the wedding couldn’t involve cowboy boots or cactus! And, what better way to show off your cowboy boots and get the wedding party started than with some line dancing. A big thumbs up from me if your wedding involves some kind of dancing – line, barn, ceilidh, lindy hop. OMG it’s just so much fun to photograph and you’ll not only get some great photos but it will get everyone on the dance floor for one hell of a party.

Supplier love – Helen’s gorgeous dress is by Maggie Sottero

feet in a line dance

A selection of wedding photographs from the Bingham hotel

cowboy boots

bride having her make up done

bride cheering with her friends

bride looking in the mirror

bride putting on her shoes

mum seeing her daughter for the first time

groom walking down the stairs

bride walking down the stairs

groom smiling with his best man

bridesmaid walking up the aisle

bride with her dad smiling

bride and groom seated during their wedding ceremony

bride and grooms feet

bride in a mirror reflection

bride and groom kissing

bride and groom with confetti

bride laughing

bridesmaid cuddling the groom

two small girls running in the garden

groom and best man

bride talking to her friends

little boy holding his mums hand

bride and groom cuddling

bride and groom walking holding hands

bride and groom walking along a river

bride and groom laughing during the speeches

father of the bride doing his speech

groom doing his speech

best man doing his speech

groom laughing

guests at a wedding raising a glass

man holding a cactus

bride and groom cutting the cake

groom smiling

bride and groom dancing

bride and groom dancing in black and white

couple kissing

groom kissing his bride

people line dancing

people line dancing

people dancing

lady laughing whilst she is dancing

hotel lit up at night

If you’re planning to have line dancing or just one awesome party then I’m your girl – contact me x


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I can't tell you how much we love the photos. They really are just ‘fantastic’. Looking through them genuinely did take us back through all the excitement and emotions of the day, which was always what we hoped for from wedding pictures! I don't know how you manage to capture so much feeling and sentiment but you did and we have had so much enjoyment looking through them and reliving it all. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job, we couldn't be happier with them! We were overwhelmed with the slideshow too, what a generous and wonderful thing of you to do! It brings shivers down my spine watching it and - we absolutely loved it with the music!! We will really treasure that forever ‘thank you’!”

Amy & Christien Mott