Sketchley Grange Wedding, Adele and John.

Adele and Johns wedding at Sketchley Grange in Burbage, Leicestershire, a wedding full of laughter, tears and emotional overload from just about everyone, especially the Bride and her dad Martin.
Adele and John had opted for a outdoor wedding ceremony in the Garden Pagoda at Sketchley, of course with this being the UK a back up indoor plan was ready to go as it wasn’t looking to good in the morning, but luckily the weather turned out lovely.


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Photography Workshop for Beginners, Leicestershire

On March 21st I will be running a photography workshop at the Bradgate, Newtown Linford.

Priced at just £75 this one day course is suitable for beginners and enthusiasts of any age, 16 upwards who want to get the best out of their camera, would like to get off auto and are keen to learn what makes a good creative photo.
Whether you own a DSLR or a compact camera, just starting out, or keen to learn more, there’s something for everyone.

Areas we will cover include

• How to take a good photo
• Buttons and functions
• Iso
• Shutter speed
• Aperture
• White balance
• Composition / capturing the moment
• Lighting


For more information or to book your place drop me an email or call on 07921122241


Leicestershire beginners photography workshop

Wedding photography review 2014

I still have a few weddings to blog from last year but as we head into 2015 here’s a look back on some of the weddings I’ve had the pleasure of capturing during 2014.

Ive photographed weddings up in North Yorkshire, down south in Surrey and Central London and a lot in the Midlands, visited lots of regular venues like Stubton and Thumpton Hall and some new venues for me including Ladywood Estate and Calke Abbey. It was also great to be back at Cattows Farm for a beach themed wedding.

Although great fun looking back, its hard to pick out a set of photos that span a whole year so I decided most of the photos would be the more natural, fun and emotional moments, the ones that sum up what I’m looking for when capturing a wedding.
A huge thank you to all the couples, families and friends I’ve met during 2014 its been a blast.

PS: If you are getting married or know anyone getting married in 2015 theres still time to enter this amazing competition and win £1,000 off your wedding photography.

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Andy Pickard - a wonderful set Darren absolutely love the the deckchair shot

Autumn Wedding at Stubton Hall, Caroline & Wayne


Caroline and Wayne got married on a beautiful, warm Autumn day at Stubton Hall.  Its no secret that i’m a big fan of this venue with its huge grounds, spacious and light Orangery, bright Music Room for the ceremony and the dramatic staircase, as far as wedding photography goes its got the lot.
Everything about this wedding was stunning, from bride Caroline looking amazing in her Justin Alexander dress and Jimmy Choos (outdone only by the gorgeous and very well behaved 8 month old India) to the lovely friends and family, it really was a day to remember.

Caroline and Wayne, thank you so much for letting me capture your day and I wish you all the best for the future.



The team:

Venue: Stubton Hall
Hair Stylist: Charlotte Wesson Hair
Make Up Artist: Claire Dorkes at Made up Today
Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander from Bella Sposa Bridal
Daytime Music: Highly Strung Quartet
Table Flowers: Vaas
Bouquets: Elite Flowers by Nina
Cake & Favours: April Delights
Catering: Hensons Catering
Chair Sash’s: Nobility Chair Covers
Suits: Formal Affair
Evening Band: Richie Muir
Evening Catering: Hot Rocks Pizza 



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Darren Cresswell Photography is privileged to be a recommended photographer at Stubton Hall, to enquire about availability to photograph your wedding please contact via email or call on 07921122241.