Moat House Wedding Photography

Hannah & Wayne.

Hannah & Wayne were married at The Moat House in Acton Trussell. The wedding ceremony took place in the Colin Lewis suit, a 14th Century moated manor with it’s oak beams and fairy lights a truly romantic setting for your service.
Any time of the year the Moat House offers so much choice for your wedding photographs, come rain or shine, we have even photograph in snow, you are guaranteed some remarkable backdrops for your wedding photographs.
I’m fortunate enough to be one a few selected preferred suppliers for this venue and even though I have photographed here for over 15 years it always throws something new up for me. I will often walk the venue when the Bride & groom with all their wedding guests are having the wedding breakfast, looking for something different.
Hannah & Wayne opted for my all day coverage, so I started in the morning with the Bridal preparations and worked through until the evening with the dancing and party in full swing.
This coverage for me helps tell the full story of the day, capturing all those moments and guest interactions along with some creative images of the couple. It’s important that couples who book me spend time with their guests and enjoy the day, so we keep group photo’s down to a minimum, something we discuss together prior to the wedding.
Each month, each season will offer something a little different for each and every wedding.
I have added a selection of images from Hannah & Wayne’s big day at The Moat House….

The Colin Lewis suit set out for the wedding service.

Time for a glass of lemonade 😉 

The Moat House Bridal Suit 

in full bloom 

The Acton suit set out for the wedding breakfast 

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Staffordshire wedding Photographer 

The Moat House Acton Trussell

Summer Weddings | Demi + Sam |  The Moat House

Summer Weddings | Demi + Sam | The Moat House


Summer Wedding at The Moat House Acton Trussell Staffordshire  with Demi + Sam

The Moat House

I have been meaning to blog this wedding at The Moat House in Acton Trussell for a while.
Demi & Sam had chosen the Colin Lewis suit for their wedding ceremony followed by a reception held in the Acton Suit.
My day started up in the bridal suit for all the preparations and the all important details.  I spent around 30 minutes with the Bride before heading out to meet the groom and his best man.
I just documented the guys whilst they were enjoying a few beers in the summer sun.
Design elegance were on hand proving all the room décor and later the photo booth in the evening.
I have worked at the Moat House numerous times over the years and its always a pleasure re visiting this lovely venue, the grounds are stunning along with the lakes and canal there is also the opportunity to pop into a nearby field for shots with hay bails or other colourful crops.
Heres a few images from Demi + Sams wedding at The Moat house.
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The colin Lewis suit dressed for the civil ceremony.

A few images of the guys chilling prior to the service.

Ok I had to grab one with this amazing sky.

check out those wedding shoes!

Bridal Preparations.

Time for a High five.

Views across the lake at the moat house 

The Acton suit dressed ready for the wedding breakfast.

Party time ! The photo booth in full swing.

Night images at the moat house

Summer wedding at The Moat House Acton Trussell Stafford

Photography By Stephen Sutton




Lucy & Peter

Ingestre Hall Stafford

Lucy & Peter were married at the impressive Ingestre Hall, a grade 11 17th century Jacobean mansion situated in Ingestre, near Stafford.
I have worked at this venue a number of times over the years and I love how the area seems untouched by the modern day, you turn the corner heading past Ingestre stables and it’s like going back in time, it’s so beautiful and a lovely setting for a wedding or maybe even an episode of Downton abbey 🙂
I have travelled all over the UK photographing weddings over 20 years and I honestly believe that Staffordshire has some of the most stunning venues on offer.
Even if you’re not getting married you should drop this on your list of things to see in the area.

Wedding day coverage.

Lucy and Peter opted for all day coverage from bridal preparations at Ingestre Hall in the morning right through until the dancing in the evening.  Lucy’s mum even played the drums with the band Capo4 in the evening; it was such a great day from start to finish.
Bespoke creations were on hand to dress the room and tables, they also provided the bar and flowers for this wedding and Melissa from bespoke creations was also Lucy and Peter’s wedding planner. I love working with these guys they are just so organised.
Another wedding I was pretty much given the freedom to document with just a couple of requested groups and then they pretty much left me to it. I love working like this, the freedom of being able to document a wedding capturing real moments as they unfold and guest interactions along with some creatively posed couple shots really does make for a great wedding album.
We had the most amazing Sunset at Ingestre Hall, it didn’t last long so we had to act fast in order to get it, thankfully after i mentioned it to the Bride & Groom there were more than happy to pop outside for a quick photo.
Here is a selection of images from a super fun, super cool wedding!

Ingestre Hall weddings Staffordshire





Sandon Hall Weddings| Victoria & Ashley.

Recently I was back photographing at Sandon Hall for Victoria and Ashley’s wedding
I have been fortunate to work at Sandon Hall a number of times over the years and this venue never fails to impresses me.
Sandon hall is also exclusive for your wedding meaning you can relax and celebrate your day free from any distractions.
Victoria and her bridesmaids were getting ready at Sandon Hall in the garden room, a large suit overlooking the front of the house, The room is full of lovely antique furniture and I love all the old framed portraits of the family who have lived in the house that adorn the walls.
Ashley and Victoria had chosen the oak panelled library for the wedding service with views over the gardens and after this the guests all enjoyed drinks and canapés in the conservatory.
Sandon Halls elegant interior and extensive grounds make it a perfect choice for your wedding and has so much variation and opportunity for some great photographs. With this in mind the bride and groom took a walk around the grounds allowing me plenty of opportunity to get some lovely images of them, I tend not to take the couple away from their guests for too long as i don’t want the day to be dominated by endless amount of posed photographs, so it’s always about getting the right balance. Photographing and documenting the day and capturing all those moments as they unfold combined with images of the couple give the final album a good balance. This is usually something discussed with each individual couple prior to the wedding as some couples prefer more natural images and others may prefer a few more creatively posed images.

Sandon Hall Wedding Photography.
photography by Stephen Sutton 

if you are planning a wedding and would like a free no obligation quote, please feel free to contact me.

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other recent weddings on the blog
Ingestre hall
Weston hall


Summer Weddings at The Moat House

Summer Weddings at The Moat House


Summer Weddings At The Moat House

A few weeks ago I was back at the Moat House in Acton Trussell For Holly and Pauls Summer wedding.
The day started with a trip to the Bride’s home for her preparation photographs
I usually start with the details such as the Brides shoes, jewellery, wedding dress and Perfume; these make a nice spread in the wedding album.
Then I tend to follow on with the hair and make up, but this is done towards the end when the final touches are being applied, all this is done in an unobtrusive manner so I wont ask you to pose for anything.
Once I had all the preps done it was time to head over to St Michaels and meet the groom and his entourage to capture them arriving at the church.
Holly arrived a little later and looked amazing, her walk up to the church with her dad and Bridesmaids was another opportunity to grab some natural images.
It’s always nice to mix the more natural shots with a limited number of formal photographs, this helps tell the story of the day rather than having everything rigid and posed. Weddings for me should be fun, show excitement, emotions and moments that can’t be posed or copied.
After the service we headed over to the moat house, Platinum wedding cars provided the transport for the couple, they have immaculate cars and provide a first class service so check them out if you are looking for wedding cars.
During the drinks reception I photographed the groups that the couple had requested, and then took them for a walk around the grounds to get some of timeless images across the lake.
It proved very entraining trying to do this with a swan that has some serious social issue J you can check out his antics in the blog photos.
Holly and Paul had gone for all day coverage so this is usually from the bridal preparations through to the couples dance in the evening, I tend to hang on after this for a few dance floor shots and maybe a nice dusk shot with the tree all lit up, this looks amazing at night and is a must get shot for anyone getting Married at the Moat House.
Anyway thanks for looking please check out a few images from the day.

Brides details

St Michaels Church Penkridge 

Lakeside at the Moat house

Summer weddings at the Moat House 




Kirsten & Tom 

Pendrell Hall Wedding

Kirsten & Tom celebrated their wedding at the fabulous Pendrell Hall on the edge of Codsall wood.
I love going back to Pendrell Hall, it’s such a great venue to photograph, inside and outside it has so much to offer, even on a rainy day you are guaranteed a great set of images as the venue has so many different areas to work in.
The extensive grounds also offer great areas for some lovely photographs, lawn games or just sitting and enjoying the sunshine and a glass of bubbly.
On arrival at the Hall you are greeted by a magnificent water fountain, this makes a great backdrop for that big group photograph and confetti throwing
Couple that with the walled gardens and formal lawns you really do have the prefect back drop for some great wedding photographs, there is so much choice and this makes every wedding unique and special for each couple getting married at Pendrell Hall.
This year I have been fortunate enough to have worked at Pendrell Hall on many occasions, even photographing an outdoor ceremony on what felt like the hottest day of the year.
I will blog this one soon so don’t forget to check back and have a look!
Here are a few of my favourites from Kirsten and Tom’s awesome wedding.
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If you are getting married at Pendrell Hall and haven’t booked your photographer yet, please feel free to get in touch, we would love to find out more about your special day, you can also view one of our stunning albums from this venue and see our work in full.