Congratulations to Sam and Rich, married at the Thatched Barn at Great Farthingloe, near Dover. The weather was dry but really cloudy and thankfully the sun eventually broke through providing better lighting conditions.
Sam and her family were most welcoming when we arrived for the bridal-prep shots, and Rich and the groomsmen were equally ready for pictures when Jeff and I arrived at the Thatched Barn venue.
All the guests happily followed our lead when we came to take the formal pictures and for the first time we managed to get them all done in less than twenty minutes – resulting in praise from one of the guests!
Jeff and I enjoyed the fish and chips – which was a nice and novel change! As ever, Jeff Jones made the day an enjoyable one – especially obtaining the shot of the day while I slid down a bank after setting up a specific shot. All smiles afterwards – especially as Jeff captured the shot perfectly. Here’s one wedding picture from the day, captured just as the sun was breaking through,
We had the great pleasure to photograph the wedding of Sally and Jason, who’s reception was held at the Casa Hotel here in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The day threatened rain but thankfully we only had blustery conditions to deal with. Thankfully we used this to our advantage to obtain some creative veil shots with Sally.
The couple had organised some surprises for the guests, one being a wonderful old bus and the other was an evening with Elvis. The Elvis impersonator was truly exceptional and provided a wonderful evening’s entertainment – which we photographed to the full!
My thanks to Sally and Jason, and for asking us to finally put own the cameras and enjoy a “well deserved” beer with them.
Here are a few of the wedding pictures from the day:
The forecast for the weather wasn’t great but there was only a slight chance of rain for the wedding of Grace and Alex at Birtsmorton Court. Happily, the grey of the sky dissipated as the morning wore on and almost perfect lighting conditions presented themselves by mid day – just right for wedding photography. I considered myself very lucky and looked forward to getting the wedding photographs of the couple.
Grace, her family and bridesmaids welcomed us at the pre-prep and we started our usual routine only this time a pair of videographers were also present. We were a little cramped but actually worked very well together and thus helped raise the energy level with the bride and bridesmaids – who did not stop smiling all day!
Lighting conditions within the church were not great for the ceremony itself but I am used to this and so approached the task with low-light lenses and settings. This made for some lovely emotional shots of the couple.
The reception and subsequent wedding photographs were a joy to capture in the grounds of Birtsmorton Court, where we had previously had the pre-wedding shoot.
My thanks to Grace, Alex and all who made us feel so welcome and for being a part of a wonderful wedding.
Guests enjoying a group selfie on the dance floor!
The evening do!
Another picture that I have entered into the SWPP competition has collected a highly commended award. As I watched the little girl move from guest to guest at a recent wedding, I was convinced she would offer someone some of her bun. Sure enough, she did and I took the picture you see below.
Looking forward to getting more like this as time goes by.