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Swarling Manor wedding photographer

Updated: Jun 23

From my first conversation with Anna I knew we were going to have an amazing day at her wedding to Dom at Swarling Manor in Kent. Anna had so many fun and unique ideas for her day and I was thrilled that she had picked me as her Swarling Manor wedding photographer.


Dawn and I arrived at Anna's nice and early to get a few photos of the girls all getting ready. From the moment we walked in the door we were all laughing. The atmopshere was perfect and everything was lining up for an amazing day.


a candid photo of a bride getting ready on her wedding day.
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The champagne was being poured, and everyone was getting into their bridesmaids dresses. Anna was looking amazing so we put the garden and the sunshine to good use for Anna's dress reveal. Bride prep photos can and should be a very relaxed affair, there is no need to get stressed over this part of the day. It is often a really relaxed and fun part of your wedding day. so your wedding photos should reflect that. Enjoy the playlist, enjoy being pampered, enjoy a glass of something bubbly. But, as Anna did, make sure there is someone there to keep everything running on time so you have a few minutes spare for some fun photos once you are all dressed! You know you want those epic wedding dress photos in your wedding album!



A photo of a bride having finishing touches made to her make up before she gets in to her wedding gown.
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a photo of the bridesmaid popping the bottle of champagne
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The bride is just about to reveal her gown to her bridesmaids.
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the photographer captures the moment when all of the bridesmaids see the brides gown for the first time.
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With the dress reveal photo's in the bag it was time for us to head off to Anna and Doms wedding venue in the heart of the countryside outside Canterbury. Swarling Manor was a short drive and we managed to get there and get set up before Anna arrived at Swarling Manor in her beautiful wedding car.


a photo showing the brides wedding car parked on the driveway outside the wedding venue at Swarling Manor in Kent
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With the sun stil shining and the gardens looking beautiful, Dom was waiting for his bride in the ceremony garden. Anna looked absoultely stunning as she walked across the lawn under bright clear blue skies. All of the guests were looking on as she met her groom under Swarling Manors flower arch.



a photo of the bride walking up the aisle to meet her groom for their outdoor ceremony at Swarling Manor in Kent.
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A photo of the bride and groom standing under a flower arch as the registrar leads the ceremony.
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the bride and from exchange rings as the photographer capture a close up image.
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As vows are read, and rings are exchaged, family and friends all look on as Anna and Dom say I do and begin their new journey as husband and wife. I have said it so many times before, and it never gets old. I absolutely love having my front row seat to this very special moment. As your Kent wedding photographer I get to witness this event so many times every year and yet I never forget one of my couples as they say I do to each other. It truly is a special moment in life and I am so very lucky to be able to do what I do. Being a wedding photographer in Kent is just simply fantastic!!


The bride places the ring on her grooms finger as they say I do
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And with rings given, and vows read, you may now kiss your bride.
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With vows read to each other, and with rings exchanged, it was now that moment when the registrar invites Anna and Dom to have their first kiss as husband and wife. Awwwwwww.



The photographer captures the moment the couple sign the register as a husband and wife
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A photo of the happy couple standing in front of family and freinds with their wedding certificate in hand
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a photo through the tunnel of arms as the bride and groom exit their wedding ceremony to cheers and applause.
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Anna and Dom really made an exit from their wedding ceremony. This was a lot of fun and very spur of the moment. So much fun!



a group photo from the wedding. all guests, family and friends cheering and waving for the bride and groom
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A photo of the bridesmaids. Here come the girls!!!
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a fun photo of the bride being lifted by the groom and groomsmen
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Your group photos can be formal if you like, or you could have a lot more fun and just flow with the emotion of the day. "let's all pick Anna up" was the cry from the boys and Anna just embrased the moment and went for it.

With group photos finished it was time to sneak away for a few minutes. We nipped out to the bluebells in the wood and grabbed 10 minutes away from everyone for some fantastic and romantic wedding photos. (We had a really good laugh as well as it happens.)

A couples portrait of the bride and groom in the bluebell wood
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Anna and Dom had lots planned for their wedding day. Smoke grenades and garden games. A giant teepee for the children to play in provided by The Little Sleepover Co. Check them out for your wedding if you are looking for things to keep the chidren amused and enteratined through the afternoon of your wedding. Lots of dancing to the live band and just general fun all afternoon. We could hear constant laughter and giggles all day from small children, and not quite so small chidren. It really was a top day and all of the hard wortk and thought that Anna and Dom had put in to their day showed and paid off. With so much going on all day Ann and Dom got lots of wedding photos which reflected the relaxed and fun atmosphere of their wedding.


a giant tent to keep the children entertained.
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a photo of the light up Mr and Mrs letters from the wedding at Swarling Manor
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a portrait photo of the bride and groom laughing in the daffodil woods at Swarling Manor.
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a photo of the bride and groom with smoke grenades at their wedding
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the bride and groom with the wedding party, all with smoke grenades at the wedding at Swirling Manor.
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the entire wedding party walking across the lawn, each with a smoke grenade of a different colour.
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Thank you Anna and Dom so much for letting me be your wedding photographer. You were both amazing and we had the best time at your wedding and we wish you the very brightest of futures together.


If you like Anna and Doms wedding photos and you would like to know more about SHOT by JFK Photography for your wedding please click the link and drop me a message, or feel free to give me a call.









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