~ The Tithe Barn Ditcham Petersfield Wedding Photography~

 ~ by Darren Matthews Hampshire Photographer ~

Tithe Barn in Ditcham near Petersfield was the perfect setting for Abbie & Aaron’s gloriously sunny, summer wedding in August & a  venue we have had the privilege to attend many times over the past 12 years as professional Hampshire Wedding Photographers.

Our photographic journey with Abbie & Aaron started around 2 years before their wedding day with a Pre-Wedding / Engagement Photography Session held on the coast at Lee-On-Solent here in Hampshire, so I have included a few of these at the start of the gallery, to show the full story we love to tell in our photography & for all our clients.

Tithe Barn as a Grade II listed building is a stunning backdrop for couples looking for an exclusive venue for their wedding day events, for them both & all their wedding guests too. Tithe Barn is also registered to hold civil marriage ceremonies & so a perfect venue for bride & groom’s looking for a single location wedding. It’s another venue that we work closely with on every wedding day to ensure everything runs smoothly & for everyone to relax and enjoy the day.

We started the day at the amazingly rustic Dunhill Barn just a few miles away to capture Abbie getting ready helped by her mother, bridesmaids, flower girls. It’s a great start to the wedding photography story, showing all the preparations & build up before the ceremony and the events that Aaron (the groom) did not get to see. We instantly knew that the moments captured here were going to be the impressive start to their storybook wedding album.

Then on to Tithe Barn to meet up with Aaron, his father (who was also his best man) & the Ushers all ready for just 5 mins photography, suited & booted and looking very cool. We could then step back and see them meeting & greeting the wedding guests as they arrive & the last-minute preparations before the Bridal Party arrive. This candid, photo-journalistic photography is essential to us as professional wedding photographers, as it tells the real wedding day story.

From our pre-wedding meeting with Abbie & Aaron 6 weeks before we had already confirmed with them the events & timings of the day, which ensures nothing is missed, the group photos they requested were weaved naturally into the day’s events & made fun for everyone too. Our 15 mins of bride & groom photography time results in something truly magical, without taking them away from their guests for too long. Most importantly we know what has been planned, so we can look for the unexpected, unplanned & unique wedding day moments.

After the wedding breakfast & speeches we were blessed with truly beautiful evening sunlight, which is so magical and a dream for every photographer & a great time to grab the bride & groom just for a few minutes but also for photo requests from family & friends too. We then headed back inside to see Abbie & Aaron do the traditional thing of cutting the cake & hit the floor for their first dance.

We are pleased to say our journey does not end here with Abbie & Aaron, shortly after presenting their photography we were contacted by Grace & Ollie to photograph their wedding day in June 2018. Grace is Abbie’s sister & bridesmaid in this gallery & Ollie was one of the good-looking ushers. We have already met up in the New Forest for their Engagement Photography Session & looking forward to writing a post about their wedding day at Old Thorns Hampshire in 2018.

If your wedding day is at The Tithe Barn nr Petersfield then contact me for a copy of our wedding photography brochure by email at darren@sdmimages.co.uk or via the contact page at www.sdmimages.co.uk

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