After a bit of an extended hiatus from wedding photograph I’m back. Well, sort of. I need to update the site for Susan and Lee’s wedding and Kari and Lee’s wedding from last year, and have a bit of a spring clean around the place.
On 27th March, I’ll have the massive pleasure to shoot Nichola and Graham’s wedding. I’ve worked with Nichola for years, so when she asked if I’d shoot her wedding, I was always going to say yes.
Tonight we went out for a quick pre-wedding shoot – the weather was cold, the light was fading, but spirits were high. I’d brought along a couple of flashes, and Ross and Emma did sterling service as Human Light Stands.
After we had a few shots in the bag for the signing board, a quick fun family shot, and that was that. Time to get the board sorted and visit the venue.
This wedding is going to be ace to shoot.
Kari and Lee were guests at Kaye and Alan’s wedding back in August 2011. They asked me to shoot their wedding in April, and I was delighted – they’re a great couple, and fun to work with. We met up in Tynemouth for a pre-wedding shoot a couple of weeks back.
I’m excited for their wedding, both because they’re a lovely couple, but also because it’s a chance to shoot at Longhirst Hall – which has a fantastic room for the ceremony.
Roll on April…
Susan and Lee are getting married later this month – they’re a lovely couple and it promises to be an exciting day. They’ve chosen Alnwick Garden for the ceremony and reception, which is just one more thing to get happy about – I had a quick scout around the garden this week, and there are some fantastic locations.
We had a pre-wedding shoot a couple of weeks ago, and they brought their dogs along – an interesting challenge, especially as the dogs just wanted to get off the lead and run. Still, we managed to catch a few shots with neither of them pointing backwards.
You can’t tell from this shot, but it was bitterly cold, and after only a few minutes it started snowing!
Since I met David, I knew his wedding would be something special. As I’ve mentioned before, I met him in the dead of night in a carpark while I was out light painting. He was instantly fantastic, seeming unfazed by the possibility of booking a wedding photographer on the strength of such an odd beginning.
I went to visit David, and his finace Victoria, and she was equally lovely, and they were such a great couple, really happy and full of excitement. Also, they are both clearly keen on photos, their house has shots of them, their children and family on many of the walls.
There was always a feeling that this was going to be fun. I can’t explain why, but I’d always known it would be a day to remember.
And it was. Quite simply a fabulous day, they were both spectacular, the children were full of beans, and the guests were ready to help them celebrate. It’s the first wedding I’ve been to with a hokey-cokey, but I’d encourage anyone getting married to think about it – it looked like top notch fun.
Before I go on too much, here are a few shots from the day…