Relaxed woodland themed Summer wedding at The Clock Barn.

A portrait of a kissing bride & groom at sunset during golden hour in the field behind The Clock Barn

A relaxed woodland themed wedding

Located in the heart of the Hampshire countryside, surrounded by open fields The Clock Barn was the perfect choice for Emily & Jack’s woodland themed Summer wedding. Every inch of this stunning venue was decorated & styled carefully by the venue team at The Clock Barn & also by florist Jasmine Flowers

This gorgeous historic threshing barn dates back to the 1800’s & interestingly the unique clock which stands at the entrance to the venue, was built in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953.

Emily found me on Bridebook originally & after a couple of zoom calls I was thrilled to get a yes to working with me!

We met up together on a very wet April 1st for a walk around The Clock Barn together before heading to nearby Whitchurch for a pre wedding photoshoot. Emily’s love of water proved to be an irresistible magnet to her, persuading Jack to join her for a barefoot wade through the river Test creating some truly authentic natural portraits. That day, I knew that working with Jack & Emily was going to be pretty special.

Wedding day prep.

Emily & her girls had the spacious stables prep room from 9 am on the day to relax & get ready in. This well thought out space created gorgeous backgrounds for the informal & relaxed prep photos taken to document the fun times !

Jack & the guys were able to hang out around the stable room for their prep & the gorgouse fireplace & exposed brick walls were perfect backdrops.


The I do’s

Emily’s grandad was the man of the moment & after a precious 1st look together before leaving the stable prep rooms, they walked into the very bright sunshine, following the pretty path over to the main barn.

Photographing Jack & his groomsmen as they watched Emily in her stunning Tilly Mint wedding dress walking towards them gave me goosebumps !

Jack and Emily’s love for nature infused every aspect of their wedding day. From the delicate floral arrangements to the groomsmen suits & dresses, it all  came together & created a vision of elegance and whimsical romance.

Beautiful Crazy.

After a cracking couple of rounds of speeches (With a little break in between) & sometime together in the golden evening sunlight that lit up The Clock Barn & surrounding fields it was time for Jack & Emily’s first dance.

This was no average first dance, this was a carefully choreographed & much practised routine involving lifts & some fancy footwork. I really wanted to do their hard work justice with some great photos….

Jack & Emily performed it brilliantly to Beautiful Crazy by Luke Homes before  their evening band Bloomfield Avenue got everyone onto the dancefloor.

It wasn’t long before the afterparty was in full swing & Jack’s tattoos made an appearance 🫣

A close up side view portrait of a bride & groom staring at each other under a veil during golden hour in the field behind The Clock Barn

If you'd like to talk to me more about natural & fun wedding photography please do get in touch !

A bride & groom romantically kiss infront of the setting sun in the fields behind The Clock Barn

Thanks for reading this post, thanks also to my amazing 2nd photographer for her excellent work on this wedding with me x