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Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photography | 7th Heaven

Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photography

With the wedding season in full swing we decided to make ourselves even busier with a  Sandhole Oak Barn wedding photographer bridal shoot

As a Cheshire wedding photographer I'd wanted to shoot at Sandhole Oak Barn for months, but with weddings and other things getting in the way, I had to keep putting off producing a photoshoot there. There are a few things I love about Sandhole Oak Barn wedding photography; the surrounding countryside, the wedding/farm-yard mashup of clich├ęs, and then there's that pond!

The shoot would be a fine art wedding photography style in a farm/barn cheshire wedding venue - it would be used to concentrate on bridal dresses and moreover the fine delicate detail of the dresses. I put the idea over to Helen at 7th Heaven Bridal Boutique in Congleton and she loved it - we chose Justin Alexander and Charlotte Balbier dresses for the shoot which held an incredible amount of detail throughout the dress. from top to bottom.

Having scoped a bridal boutique for our Sandhole Oak Barn wedding photographer shoot, we got in touch with The Word is Love who were more than keen on taking part in the shoot - supplying us with HEAVEN light up letters (we later aptly labelled this as the '7th Heaven Bridal Shoot'). The HEAVEN letters nicely lined the wall of Sandhole Oak Barn - providing a nice backdrop for our two bridal models; Katya and Bo.

Emma (Emma Culbert MUA) was able to provide us with some gorgeous make up and she teamed up with Shoni (at Boutique Hair) who produced the most stunning hairstyling. The two of them together really work well! The bridal preparation rooms at Sandhole Oak Barn are some of the best I have come across in the North West, they would definitely be worth staying over the night before for!

As the day progressed, the sun came out and rewarded us with what turned out to be a very hot and sunny day!. We therefore quickly progressed from shooting indoors to shooting on the wooden decking overlooking the pond (a great feature for any wedding day!). For the decking photography I wanted to show the silk finishing of the dresses and how the dress 'drips' away from the models.

We then shot by the pond side alongside the reeds and flora. On a nice sunny day like today, Sandhole Oak Barn is the perfect wedding location, there's definitely no shortage of scenery and backdrops for photographs! We finished up shooting on the far side of the pond where we were accompanied by an inquisitive swan who insisted on photobombing us, not that we complained! :)

I am very much looking forward to coming back as a Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photographer.

The Shoot Team

Photography: Stephen McGowan Photography
Bridal Boutique: 7th Heaven Bridal Boutique
Make Up Artist: Emma Culbert
Hair Styling: Shoni Williamson at Boutique Hair
Floral: Didsbury Flower Lounge
Light Up Lettering: The Word is Love
Venue: Sandhole Oak Barn

Dresses
Katya: Charlotte Balbier
Bo: Justin Alexander

Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Photographer Stephen McGowan