At the start of the year I was commissioned by The White Horse Inn, Empingham as a commercial photographer to photograph a dozen villages in the surrounding Rutland. I was very excited to have the opportunity to explore the beautiful villages in the area around Stamford and Oakham. Even better was all photographs were to be in black and white. I really enjoyed the chance to work solely in black and white, as they bring a completely different quality to photographs in the highlights and the shadows. As a wedding photographer in Rutland and Lincolnshire, it was lovely to be able to explore some of the places I haven’t visited before.
~ Ketton ~
When looking at buildings, you should always look up to the roof – this is where all the detail lies. Not only is the craftsmanship exquisite, but the different levels, shapes and sizes of the windows is beautiful
Rutland is a hidden gem in the centre of England, it seems untouched for hundreds of years. As a wedding photographer for Stamford and Peterborough, I often encounter village greens and imagine how they may have looked in the past, I expect not much has changed.
~ Hambleton ~ Egleton ~ Normanton ~ Whitwell ~ Oakham ~
Churches are such important features in villages. Despite the proximity of these villages, each church is drastically different.
~ Manton ~
~ Hambleton ~ Oakham ~ Empingham ~
~ Hambleton ~ Egleton ~
When photographing Rutland, it would be difficult to avoid Rutland Water. A famous landmark is the ‘floating church’ at Normanton. Now regularly used as a wedding venue, Normanton Church is a wonderful place to experience the beauty of the water.
~ Normanton ~ Barnsdale ~ Hambleton ~
This is Fort Henry in Exton Park, taking around an hour to walk to it makes for a great afternoon outing for a picnic, even if it is quite windy. It was used It took about an hour to walk to it, but it’s an ideal spot for a picnic, if a little windy.
Dry Stone Walls & The Countryside
Dry stone walls are a personal favourite of mine. I admire the skill it takes to build them, but it also reminds me of walks in the country and the views that come with them.
~ Wing ~ Empingham ~ Oakham ~ Ketton ~ Egleton ~
To see more of the photos I was commissioned to take for The White Horse’s website, follow this link.
If you are interested in commercial or wedding photography in Rutland and Lincolnshire, or if you are looking for a wedding photographer for Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire or beyond, please do get in touch. All details of how you can contact me are on my Contact Page.