Ufton Court is one of my favourite local venues. It’s also the venue I’ve shot at the most – it feels like I’m there every other weekend at the moment! I love it because of its mix of surroundings. There’s big open green spaces, there’s the gorgeous rustic barn and there’s the old manor house. It’s got a spot for everyone. So I’m going to take you through all of my tried-and-tested locations for Ufton Court couple portraits.
The Walled Garden
Ufton Court’s walled garden is one of my favourite spots, just for how versatile it is. On a nice sunny day it’s the perfect place for group photos, and also the perfect place to have a little adventure for your couple photos and get away from the buzz of the day. The contrast of the orange bricks and the greenery makes for beautiful shots, especially with a golden hour sunset. The archway is another favourite part of mine as it allows me to play with composition, and also leads us to our next location.
The Herb garden
Through the archway is a beautiful little herb garden. It has a beautiful iron arch in it, which is covered in trailing leaves and a couple of benches, perfect for getting cosy on. They’re also perfect if you’re not too confident in front of the camera, as it takes two of your limbs out of the equation – easy!
Another beginner level sitting down area, but this one packs way more of a punch. This gives us another chance to get a bit artistic, and all you need to do is sit down on some stairs. Who said having your picture taken is hard? It’s also another beautiful spot for some smaller group shots, like bridesmaids or groomsmen shots.
Next up on our virtual tour of Ufton Court is the manor house. Since there’s such a big space out the front of the house, it’s my go-to spot for those bigger group shots. Especially the favourite ‘all guests’ shot. But it’s also nice to get some shots of just the two of you in front of your beautiful venue. Depending on the season, the back of the house also has some beautiful wisteria growing up it, which also makes a stunning backdrop. Even in winter, like Kirsty & Aldous’ wedding, it makes for some beautiful shots.
Our last stop on our tour is the drive. It’s nice and quiet, and it’s lined with trees on both sides making for some beautiful shots. It’s also a great chance for some walking photos, which is another way to feel a little bit more comfortable on camera, as the natural movement stops you from feeling stiff and static.
Okay one little bonus. The stocks, as demonstrated by Lisa & Jason. You can’t not. It says it all really.
And there you have my top spots at Ufton Court for your couple photos. There are so many different areas depending on your vibe and what you’re looking for. If you’re getting married at Ufton Court and would like to know more about my packages, you can see them here, or get in touch through my contact form.