Wendy Aldiss is a wedding photographer available for weddings at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire

Wendy Aldiss Photography

Wendy is a multi-award winning photographer with 18 years of experience. Her style blends reportage with elegant classical photography. Her masterful eye for detail will leave you with a breath-taking record of your wedding day.

Where are you based? Just outside Marlow, a pretty market town on The River Thames in Buckinghamshire. We're surrounded by the rolling Chiltern Hills but conveniently located just off junction 4 of the M40 and junction 8/9 of the M4. 

Favourite Bijou Venue? All the Bijou wedding venues are spectacular. I have photographed many wonderful weddings at Notley Abbey and Botleys Mansion. Notley Abbey is a beautiful and romantic country house. Its mullioned windows, light and spacious rooms, sweeping lawns with rows of lavender make it perfect for creative wedding photography. Botleys Mansion stands beautifully. Its grand Palladian architecture and acres of parkland as well as the elegant double staircase and glass atrium are all fabulous features for creating striking wedding images.

How many weddings do you do a year? I photograph approximately 30 weddings.

Average price/cost: £2000 plus 

Wendy Aldiss is a Bijou Partner and can take wedding photographs across all four Bijou Wedding Venues
Wendy Aldiss can capture weddings across all four of Bijou's luxury country house wedding venues
Wedding photography at Bijou's luxury country house wedding venue in Surrey, Botleys Mansion
Wedding photography at Botleys Mansion in Chertsey, by Wendy Aldiss
Wedding photography at Cain Manor in Hampshire, captured by Wendy Aldiss
Cain Manor wedding photography by Wendy Aldiss
Luxury wedding photography at Bijou's barn wedding venue in Hampshire, Cain Manor
Wedding photography at Notley Abbey captured by Bijou Partner Wendy Aldiss
Bridal photography at Botleys Mansion taken by Bijou Partner Wendy Aldiss
Wedding reception decor captured by Wendy Aldiss at Botleys Mansion in Surrey
A glamorous top table covered in flowers in the Atrium at Botleys Mansion
The grand Atrium at Botleys Mansion in Surrey, dressed for a very stylish wedding
Botleys Mansion in Surrey is surrounded by beautiful country park land
A newlywed couple heading up the grand staircase at Botleys Mansion in Surrey
Wedding decor captured by photographer Wendy Aldiss
A gathering of wedding guests at Botleys Mansion, a luxury wedding venue in Surrey
Wedding photography at the grand wedding venue in Buckinghamshire, Notley Abbey
Just Married! Wedding photography captured by Bijou Partner Wendy Aldiss
Outdoor wedding photography across all four Bijou Wedding Venues captured by Wendy Aldiss
The groom's party captured by Bijou Partner Wendy Aldiss
Beautiful bridal photography at Botleys Mansion captured by Wendy Aldiss
A groom's party wearing Scottish kilts, captured by Wendy Aldiss at the luxury barn wedding venue, Cain Manor
Wedding party at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire captured by Bijou Partner Wendy Aldiss
Cutting a croquembouche wedding cake by Wendy Aldiss
The first dance at the luxury barn wedding venue in Buckinghamshire, Notley Abbey
Wedding photography at Notley Abbey, Bijou's old barn wedding venue in Buckinghamshire
Botleys Mansion is an exquisite wedding venue located in Chertsey, Surrey
A pretty bride on the staircase at Botleys Mansion, a luxury wedding venue in Surrey
A photograph of a bridesmaid captured at a Bijou Wedding Venue by Wendy Aldiss
Wedding car, captured by Bijou Partner wedding photographer Wendy Aldiss
Emotions running high, captured by Bijou Partner Wendy Aldiss
Guests at a Bijou Wedding captured by Bijou Partner Wendy Aldiss
The confetti shot captured by Bijou Partner Wendy Aldiss
The bride in a wedding car captured by Bijou Partner Wendy Aldiss at one of the Bijou wedding venues
A fun bridesmaid shot captured by Wendy Aldiss at the historic venue Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire
A beautiful picture of Emma and James outside the exclusive use wedding venue in Buckinghamshire, Notley Abbey
Wendy Aldiss capturing great photos of the groom as he's getting ready for his wedding at Notley Abbey
A newlywed couple wandering the grounds at Botleys Mansion captured by Wendy Aldiss
Wendy Aldiss capturing a newlywed couple on the approach to the historic wedding venue in Buckinghamshire, Notley Abbey
Wedding memories captured by Bijou Partner wedding photographer Wendy Aldiss
Church wedding photography captured by Wendy Aldiss before heading to one of Bijou's country house wedding venues for the reception
The grooms party outside the church captured by Wendy Aldiss
Wedding car captured by Wendy Aldiss at one of Bijou's luxury country house wedding venues
Country house wedding photography by Wendy Aldiss
A wedding party gathering after a beautiful ceremony, captured by Wendy Aldiss
Just Married - wedding car heading to one of Bijou's exclusive use wedding venues
Wedding guests having fun, captured by wedding photographer Wendy Aldiss
Fun wedding photography captured by Wendy Aldiss
The bride and groom heading to their luxury Bijou Wedding Venue, captured by Wendy Aldiss
A newlywed couple captured by wedding photographer Wendy Aldiss
Getting ready at Notley Abbey, captured by Bijou Partner Wendy Aldiss
Beautiful wedding photography captured by Bijou Partner Wendy Aldiss
Beautiful wedding photography captured at Notley Abbey by Bijou Partner Wendy Aldiss
Romantic wedding photography at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire captured by Bijou Partner Wendy Aldiss
Bridesmaids wearing gold dresses, walking down the aisle
Waving the bride and groom off from the church, captured by Bijou Partner Wendy Aldiss
A newlywed couple with their bridesmaids outside Botleys Mansion exclusive hire wedding venue in Surrey
A newlywed couple arriving at their country house wedding venue
Bride and groom after their wedding in the country garden at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire
A vintage car parked outside the historic wedding venue in Buckinghamshire, Notley Abbey
A bride having just tied the knot at an exclusive hire Bijou wedding venue
A floral centrepiece in the glamorous Atrium at Botleys Mansion exclusive hire wedding venue in Surrey
Botleys Mansion exclusive hire wedding venue in Surrey lit up at night
Botleys Mansion is an elegant wedding venue in Surrey with perfect grounds for photographic opportunities
Enjoying the beautiful grounds at Cain Manor country house wedding venue on the Surrey and Hampshire border
An incredible picture of Notley Abbey country house wedding venue on the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire border
Silchester House is an exclusive use, country house wedding venue located in Berkshire
An outdoor wedding ceremony at Silchester House country wedding venue in Berkshire
A couple celebrating their marriage in the gorgeous country grounds at Silchester House wedding venue in Berkshire
Garden games on the lawn at a Bijou wedding venue
A bride in the bridal suite at Notley Abbey exclusive hire wedding venue in Buckinghamshire
Notley Abbey wedding venue in Buckinghamshire has amazing photographic opportunities throughout
The head table is set up in the alcove of The Monks' Refectory at the country house wedding venue in Buckinghamshire, Notley Abbey
Wendy Aldiss captures every element of your day, from the ceremony to guests in the garden
In the grand entrance hall at Botleys Mansion, an elegant wedding venue in Surrey
Guests gathering outside Botleys Mansion, a grand wedding venue in Surrey
A pretty bride captured by Bijou wedding photographer Wendy Aldiss
Your wedding photographer will be able to capture every detail of your day, including the wedding cake
Wendy Aldiss can photograph weddings at any Bijou Wedding Venue

Tell us a little about yourself? 
I have been a full time professional photographer for 18 years. I won Kodak Portrait Photographer of the year 2000 in my first year of business and never looked back! I’m still as inspired by photography now as I was back then. My portrait photography business grew rapidly when my children were young and I specialised in child and family portraits and over the last ten years wedding photography has become a large part of my work.

So much has changed over the past ten years from analogue to the digital era which I've embraced. The process has changed, the eye hasn't!

I am a member of the Master Photographer’s Association (LMPA) and an Associate member of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS). 

How would you describe your wedding photography style and what makes you unique?
My style of photography is a mixture of classical and reportage. I constantly look for light, perspective and flattering angles. As an accomplished and experienced portrait photographer, this is a well honed skill!

How would you describe your working style?
My style is to be observant but unobtrusive. I enjoy capturing the emotion and beauty of the day and creating a story in images that are both creative and flattering to the couple and their guests. I love photographing moments of humour and touching gestures that really make for a unique record of the day.

Do you shoot digitally or with film? Or both?
Since 2008 I have shot all my weddings digitally.

What type of equipment do you use?
I use Nikon exclusively. Do you shoot in colour and black and white? I shoot in colour and convert to black and white. This means there is a nice mixture but there’s always the option to have the colour version of any image.

What can you offer couples? Can they customise the package with you?
My wedding photography is bespoke so there are many options and album styles to choose from. All weddings include a password protected online gallery and private slide show.

Do you include an engagement shoot?
Yes, if couples wish to have an engagement shoot this can easily be arranged, either at my studio and gardens or on location or indeed at their chosen Bijou wedding venue. Couples often like to select their favourite image from the shoot and have it mounted for their guests to sign at their wedding.  I then have it beautifully framed for them.

How long after the wedding will the couple receive their proofs?
Two weeks after the wedding the slide show will be ready for the couple to view and the password protected online gallery will be available for the couple to share with family and friends. There is also a facility for guests to order their own copy of photographs online.

How far in advance should couples book you?
Couples generally book me a year in advance but this varies and depends on my availability.

What information do you need from the couple before the wedding day?
I always like to meet the couple to discuss their requirements and show them all the examples I can offer them. I like to understand the type of wedding they are planning and a sense of the family dynamics is also important. I always ask for an itinerary two weeks prior to the wedding, a list of group shots and the names of key people.

What are you favourite wedding trends?
I have really noticed how much care couples are taking over their choice of flowers and I particularly like the more natural and romantic arrangements, which have become more popular. They are wonderful to photograph and really enable a couple to personalise their venue and make it a feast for the senses.

What are you expecting to see become more mainstream/more common in the next year or two?
There has been a resurgence of classical style wedding albums and whilst most couples wish to have the digital images to share and view on screens, they also want to have a beautiful bespoke album.

If you were getting married, how would you choose your wedding photographer?
I think it’s important to feel at ease with your chosen photographer and to feel that he or she understands what you want and listens to you. It’s important to choose someone who has lots of experience and can cope with any situation and still produce high quality images. I would want to see a range of different albums and whole weddings, not just snap shots of several weddings. Choosing someone who is a member of a professional body is advisable

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