Derbyshire Pre-Wedding Photography, Padley Gorge - Sarah & Simone

Posted on 1st April 2011 by Mark Tierney

This is the pre-wedding shoot of Simone and Sarah who are due to be married this coming Saturday. The happy couple both live and work in Belgium but Sarah who is originally from Dore, chose home for the location for her big day.

This shoot took place on a windy spring day in the beautiful Padley Gorge which is a very special location for me being the very spot that I developed my passion for landscape photography. As you can see the couple are a little windswept but the weather did not spoil their fun or hide their intimacy!

Simone and Sarah’s wedding day will start with a marriage service at the church in Dore followed by a reception at the stunning Hassop Hall near Bakewell.  The historic Hall has some of the most spectacular gardens that are perfect for capturing a wedding day at it’s best, and no doubt Italian born Simone will feel particularly at home in the walled Italian garden!

I look forward to sharing their wedding day photographs on my blog at a later date.

Tagged under: sheffield wedding photography, spring, contemporary, derbyshire wedding photography, derbyshire, long exposure, hassop hall, photos, italy, lee big stopper, belgium, dore


About the author: Mark Tierney

Mark Tierney is a Yorkshire based Contemporary Wedding Photographer covering the UK and beyond.


Gravatar By Linus Moran on 1st April 2011 at 10:16am

Great set of pics with a stunning backdrop.  Cracking last frame with background blur !

Gravatar By Helen Haigh on 1st April 2011 at 3:29pm

Brill photos - love the last one!

Gravatar By Neil Redfern on 1st April 2011 at 3:29pm

Beautiful shots, Mark. I love the last 3, the sky is amazing! grin

Gravatar By Mark Tierney on 1st April 2011 at 3:35pm

Thanks everyone. I used a big stopper filter (30 second exposure) for the sky with the last shot. I blended two exposures because keeping still for 30 seconds is too much to ask wink


Gravatar By Bartek Wscisel on 5th April 2011 at 6:49pm

This is all about good photography - emotions, good light and moments. Good job Mark

Gravatar By Mark Tierney on 5th April 2011 at 7:22pm

Thank you Bartek smile


Gravatar By David Fenwick on 6th April 2011 at 8:04am

Mark - these are very, very impressive. Packed full of emotions and a wonderful choice of location. The blurred clouds shot is phenomenal - such a great idea to blend two exposures. I’m going to have to try that one myself!

Gravatar By Mark Tierney on 6th April 2011 at 2:30pm

Thank you David smile


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