Four seasons wedding photography
What I love about both the English climate and wedding photography is it’s unpredictability, and for me, the unexpected is the key to a successful wedding photography coverage. Having certain things in place – timings, family, locations is the foundation, but everything else should just happen and a wedding photographer should be there to grasp that. To work around the weather, to be unflappable, expect the unexpected and to see fun and opportunity in situations that arise. A good downpour never dampens spirits and when you add to this, sleet, hail & bright sunshine, it heightens the creative mind as to what can be done with it.
The 9th April took me to Martock in Somerset for the wedding of Lucy and Jamie – a beautiful, traditional church wedding with a marquee on the lawn of the family home for the reception. I always photograph a few family groups if my clients would like and our plan was to do some of these outside the church. When Lucy arrived with her brother we had sunshine and rain, when we left we had sunshine, as we made our way home to the reception, sleet, then hail as everyone hot footed it into the marquee. Then sharp sunshine, then rain again.
As with all weddings, the day is about the people and come rain or shine, spirits can’t be dampened. Jamie and Lucy’s wedding was a true English celebration, a wonderful village wedding. It was also a real pleasure to work with professionals who know their job and make help the day run smoothly. Thanks to videographer Will Warr who worked around me with professionalism and humour and was great company, I’m looking forward to seeing his results. Lucy’s beautifully simple dress was from Stephanie Allin, flowers from somerset based Helen Crang, Emma Hunt at Kingston Kitchens provide the spectacular food and Cheesecake filled the floor within seconds of kicking off their evening set.