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The wedding blog for Stephen McGowan Photography - A North West based Manchester Wedding Photographer team who travels to throughout the UK photographing weddings at the most elite wedding venues.

Penshurst Place Wedding Photography

Yesterday I was privileged to learn from one of the greats in the Wedding Industry, Canon UK Ambassadors Jeff and Sarah Ascough of Ashcough Photography.

Ascough Photography - Natural documentary wedding photographers 

Jeff has been in the wedding industry for over 18 years and is a great influence on my photography and so it was a pleasure to attend his photography workshop at the absolutely stunning Penshurst Place and Gardens (this place is absolutely incredible!). We began the morning with Jeff talking through his documentary style showing us a great slideshow of candid moments he managed to capture. 

Canon cameras UK at Penshurst Place

The event was run by Canon UK who kindly lent me their latest equipment for me to use on our shoot. I had to try their latest 85mm prime lens for some close and intimate portrait photos of our newlywed couple. Above I had the bride holding the bouquet while looking away while the groom was leaning against a brick wall, the shot worked really well and I was left really pleased with the results!

Natural relaxed wedding photography

We spent roughly ten minutes capturing natural poses of the bride and groom before we met up with Sarah Ascough to talk about her documentary photography of bridal party group shots with some great candid moments during various wedding days across the country (a few of my favourites being a couple featuring a page boy and flower girl).

Thank you so much for having me over Canon UK, I had a great time and it was brilliant to be able to learn first hand from one of the industry greats. I'll be sure to put some of the new techniques to good use for my next wedding!