Sarah and Andy’s Pheasant Hotel wedding photography
Sarah and Andy’s wedding was an intimate affair at a fantastic venue, The Pheasant Hotel in Harome, North Yorkshire. A new venue for me (which I love), Harome is a tiny village quite some way off the beaten track but it’s a beautiful spot to have a wedding and The Pheasant Hotel is a great venue, overlooking a duck pond, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in an Enid Blyton book! Originally a blacksmiths shop and stables, the Pheasant Hotel is now a busy bar, hotel and wedding venue.
The hotel has it’s challenges, with a dark bar testing my no flash rule to the limit for the documentary photos, but the cute service room and picture book setting gave us plenty of options for the couple photos. Talking about the couple photos, the sun couldn’t have timed it’s arrival better as we walked out to the duck pond it appeared behind the trees, making the couple photos even more dramatic than I could have hoped for!
This was an unusual wedding for me as I was only covering the day for a few hours, but I managed to grab the end of the bridal prep all the way through to the cake cutting, so only the first dance missed out on me and my Nikon’s. With the prep, service and reception at The Pheasant Hotel I had to go into full on stealth mode to blend into the background as the hotel isn’t huge and this was a family only wedding. It’s easy to stand out in these circumstances and spoil the documentary style I pride myself on, but I think I managed to stay in the background enough that people forgot I was there, even though I was carrying two huge cameras around with me! So here’s Sarah and Andy’s day…
The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, Near Helmsley, N Yorks YO62 5JG. 01439 771241