Will Hartop:
Somerset
wedding photographer

Congratulations, guys. You have chosen a beautiful part of the country to tie the knot! Now you’re looking for some awesome photography for your wedding in Somerset.

Whether up in the Mendips or down on the levels, I have had the pleasure of photographing quite a few weddings in beautiful Somerset over the years. There are some amazing venues in this corner of the world. Notably, a couple of my favourites are the awesome Crowcombe Court set in a rolling deer park below the Quantock Hills or the effortlessly stylish Pennard House just down the road from Glastonbury.

Don’t hesitate to fill out the Contact Form to see if I’m available for your wedding in Somerset.

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I’ve also been very lucky to photograph some marquee weddings in Somerset, and a personal favourite was Jess & Adam’s cider-fueled farm wedding in the autumn of 2022.

So whether you’re planning your wedding on your own land or at one of Somerset’s stunning wedding venues and my style of wedding photography resonates with you, I’d love to hear about your plans for the big day. To see if I’m available for your wedding in Somerset, please contact me below.

If you’d like to see some of my recent work, see Edward and Daniela’s beautiful Marquee wedding in Chewton Mendip.

How I Approach Your Somerset Wedding

My aim on your wedding day is simple – create beautiful images that tell the story of your day in a timeless cinematic style. I want you to feel something when you look back at your images, like a time travel portal that immerses you in that moment.

I approach weddings the way I wanted my day photographed—no awkward poses or hours away from your party. My goal is to make you and your guests feel relaxed around the camera. This way, we document the most authentic versions of yourselves and reflect on what happened on the day—whilst looking so good you can’t decide which ones to hang on your wall!

My job is to blend in and go unnoticed, letting the magic unfold in front of the camera. This approach could be boxed up as documentary, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. I promise a visual story of your day that you will cherish forever.

I’m not one to sit on the sidelines waiting for something to happen. I’m always moving, following the action, and being in the moment rather than sitting across the room, zooming in. This approach means I capture those wedding photographs that are often unseen, the raw, intimate moments that mean the most.

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A little about me?

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Thank you for making it this far. I promise there are lots of lovely pictures to look at, but first, I just wanted to introduce myself.

I’m Will, a wedding photographer from the Cotswolds. Having been in this game for over five years now, I never lose sight of how fortunate I am to witness one of the happiest moments of your lives, and it means a huge amount to me to be the one to keep that memory immortal.

I’m incredibly fortunate to live in the heart of the Cotswolds in a little village called Horsley. This means I’m well connected for weddings all over the South West, but most of the time I don’t need to travel to far as I have many beautiful venues on the doorstep.

I’m a documentary photographer at heart, and I take a lot of my inspiration from sports and news photographers who, like wedding photographers, need to make a scene tell a story whilst being pleasing to the eye – my house is littered with Neil Leifer prints, I love the energy in his images, check him out if you haven’t seen his images before. I’m also a big environmental portrait fan, people doing their thing in their happy place, and Finn Beales and Tom Bunning are big inspirations.

These influences guide my decisions on a wedding day, I’m always moving following the action making sure I’m in the moment when it happens. If my way of capturing weddings resonates with you, I’d love to hear from you; head to my contact form to tell me about your day!

Or if you would like to see more of my Cotswold Weddings from 2023, then please take a look at my best of blog.

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