Beautiful, relaxed and unobtrusive wedding and portrait photography - based in Winchester, Hampshire and covering locations across southern England and London.
How lucky am I to be a Winchester Registry Office photographer?! I’ve had the immense pleasure of photographing so many beautiful ceremonies here, not least my own brother in law’s. It’s my local registry office so I’m here pretty regularly but what I love about it is that it always feels so special for every couple.
Perched up on Castle Hill at the top end of Winchester (right next to the Great Hall and King Arthur’s round table (allegedly), the Registry Office occupies an absolutely gorgeous stone and flint building which sits right on top of the ancient castle, dating wayyyyy back to when Winchester was the capital of England. (Check out the cool tunnels which run underneath for a very cool and slightly alternative wedding photo).
There are several ceremony rooms ranging from the tiny (the smallest wedding I photographed here had me as attendee number five, after the bride, groom and obligatory couple of witnesses) right up to the largest and most recently introduced Castle Room, which looks out over the Great Hall. The other ceremony room of note is of course the gorgeous Basing Room, which the whole service was built around really when they relocated here from their previous home by the station. There can’t be another ceremony room like it in any registry office up and down the country. Its rather unconventional shape works really well, as it naturally turns all the guests in towards the bride and groom. And the wallpaper, carpeting and of course enormous chandelier are something else; the word opulent was possibly created just so that I can describe this space.
The whole Registry Office building is stuffed full of excellent photo opportunities; stone-walled corridors, staircases, doorways, wood panelling… love it, love it, love it! I love Winchester as a city too, naturally, and one of my favourite things after so many of my Winchester Registry Office weddings is to take the couple and quite often their guests too on little photowalk through the old backstreets in the direction of their reception venue. I know this place pretty well!
It’s a rare luxury to have such a stunning venue for a Registry Office. Absolutely beautiful inside and out, it photographs like a dream. Absolutely stunning for every size and shape of wedding. Lucky, lucky me!
If you are looking for a Winchester Registry wedding photographer and would like to know more about my wedding photography services, packages and prices, please do get in touch any time to discuss your plans and ask me any questions you might have; I’m only too happy to help however I can.