'The photos are truly breathtaking and made us feel like we could be in a magazine!" Beth & Adam
“David captured our day in the most magical and authentic way. We honestly couldn’t have asked for more!” Lucy & Adrian
“Pre wedding communication was fab! Everyone commented on how amazing David was at the wedding. The photos are truly breathtaking and made us feel like we could be in a magazine! If I were to describe David in three words, it would be easy, Everything we wanted” Beth & Adam
Every area within Hawkstone Hall & Gardens provides a distinctive and exclusive experience for you and your guests. This upscale wedding venue boasts a diverse range of features, from the meticulously detailed ceiling in the Ballroom and the expansive arched windows of The Saloon to the majestic ambiance of The Chapel and the plentiful natural light in the Winter Garden. Each unique space offers its own remarkable highlight, ensuring a memorable and personalized event for all.
My name is David Conway. I've been a wedding photographer for more than 14 years, taking photos that show the day's events in a natural and interesting way. Every bride and groom is different and I tailor my approach to suit yopur needs. I rarely tell people where to stand or how to pose themselves, and my style is natural and unposed. As a result, your wedding photos will be stunning and natural.
I'm an award winning wedding photographer including winning the highly prestigious Guild Of Photographer of the Year in 2021 & 2023.
Are you getting married at Hawkstone Hall? If you have chosen this exquisite wedding venue, you will need an award-winning Shropshire wedding photographer. With acres of grounds, a new spa, and four luxury bedroom suites, you can spend your entire wedding weekend enjoying yourself. Deciding to tie the knot can be an overwhelming experience. Getting married at Hawkstone Hall allows you to retreat into solitude after your big day and enjoy a quiet moment while relaxing and being pampered.
When you want the best Hawkstone Hall wedding photographer, you want one who is both accomplished and creative. My name is David Conway, and I am well-known throughout the area for my documentary-style photography. The Hawkstone Hall wedding venue is one of the best in Shropshire. It has many unique areas ideal for wedding photographs.
The gorgeous gilded ceilings and sweeping staircases make for timeless photographs inside, while the scenic views of the rolling countryside offer the most amazing outdoor shots. As a Grade I listed wedding venue, Hawkstone Hall offers everything a bride and groom could ever want.
Built in 1701, Hawkstone Hall is one of the most stunning wedding venues in the area. Located in Shropshire, there are nature walks, a championship golf course, and a shooting range nearby. The hall has had many owners and was even home to a religious order at one time. In 2017, the hall transitioned into one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the area.
As you learn more about its unique history, you realize why the stunning manner home has captured the hearts of so many as a wedding venue. If you have chosen to spend your wedding day at the hall, your wedding plans may include a few well-deserved spa services.
Summer weddings are breathtaking at Hawkstone Hall. You can have your wedding ceremony outside in one of the gardens or inside the chapel. The restaurant staff will be busy preparing your wedding breakfast while you and your bridesmaids finish your final preparations.
When all your wedding guests have said their final goodbyes, you can retreat to the bridal suite and relax after a fun and eventful day. As your wedding photographer, I will be quietly following you throughout your day, catching glimpses of smiles and hints of awe as you take your first steps as a married couple.
Find answers to some common questions below. Alternatively, you can contact David directly either by chat, phone or video. (This is often the quickest way to get the information you need.)
I am based in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, which gives me access to Greater Manchester, Cheshire, and large areas of Yorkshire. As a rule, I am happy to travel up to 60 miles to cover a wedding. Any further than this I charge a fee to cover travel costs.
Every wedding is different and the number of images you receive can be a reflection of what moments are there to be captured. On a normal wedding day I usually deliver between 600-800 images to your online gallery.
I know how keen my couples are to see and share some images from their wedding day, so with this in mind I always like to provide a selection of teaser shots a day or two after the wedding day. This would usually be around 20-30 images. I then aim to deliver the full collection of images on an online gallery within 6-8 weeks.
From the online gallery my coupes will have access to the full selection of wedding images, but they will be subtly watermarked. From the gallery you would be able to order any prints or wall art directly through my professional printing service. You would be able to share the gallery to any friends and family, and they too, would be able to order any prints they may like as well. If you wanted the full collection of high resolution images to share and keep, my couples do have the option of ordering a USB. See more on my packages page here.
Having been photographing weddings for the best part of 13 years, I am a highly experienced photographer. I have been lucky to work at some of the countries premium wedding venues and have one many awards, including the prestigious Guild Of Photographers Wedding Photographer of the Year for 2021.
Yes, I have insurance for all my equipment as well as £2M public liability insurance. I also have Drone insurance as well as the necessary drone qualifications to be legal and safe when flying at a wedding.
No. I see my drone as an essential piece of equipment on a wedding day, and so long as the weather allows it and it is safe to do so, I will use it on your wedding day to capture shots of the venue, your guests and it allows me to get creative when getting shots of my couples too.
Get in touch using my contact page here and we can arrange a chat, either in person at my home in Brockholes, Holmfirth, or we can arrange a Zoom call.