Farbridge Wedding Photographers
Farbridge is a beautiful barn wedding venue in the Sussex Downs. Situated in West Dean, near Chichester, West Sussex. It can host up to 150 guest and has seven en-suite bedrooms on site plus a private bridal suite for the wedding couple. It’s a 40 minute drive from our home, so nice and easy to reach for weddings we shoot there. It’s also a pleasure to work at, as the staff are always very friendly and helpful.
Wedding Photography at Farbridge
Ceremonies are conducted in the Meadow Barn, adjoining room to the main barn, which has seating for up to 135 guests. This is an interesting room to shoot in for a photographer. As it presents some extreme variations in natural light. I can well remember the first time we shot there 6 years ago and the old tech. cameras we were using back then struggled a little to capture the shadow details and the highlights. Luckily, high end modern digital cameras like the Sony A9’s we use have no such issues. Making life for photographers much easier. We’re never keen on using flash during a wedding ceremony (in fact we never use it) as we personally don’t want our couples to be thinking about their picture being taken, by flashes going off, like paparazzi. So we shoot silently and unobtrusively using the light that is available. This has also been boosted now by a curtain of fairy lights on the back wall of the room. Which makes a nice touch and adds some sparkle and warmth too.
The main barn, the Lavant Valley Barn is where the guests arrive, drinks are served and where the wedding breakfast will be. This is a large barn, with lovely natural light in it. And if you like your food, you won’t be dissapointed at Farbridge. The in-house kitchen is superb. We love good food and Farbridge never disappoints.
Farbridge Wedding Photographers | Carol & Paul