I remember the morning because it was a familiar drive towards High Wycombe through beautiful Buckinghamshire. I had met Natalie, Richard and their lovely daughter Amber to discuss the plans. Actually, most of the discussion was with the grown ups, Amber just wanted to show me her toys!
Their home was beautifully presented and large enough to accommodate all the hecticness of a Wedding Morning. Lighting was generally good, but because of my previous visit I knew the best light would be in their conservatory; even on a cloudy day there is no light better than natural light.
I consulted with Natalie to arrange the hair and makeup artist to perform her magic in the conservatory. Pre planning such things means there is more certainty on the day and less guessing. Meanwhile, bridesmaids, parents and children were adding to the excitement but I could not be distracted. I needed to get decent shots of the Wedding Dress which was hanging up in the living room. Even though it was by the window, the contrast proved a challenge but not impossible. With the use of a powerful flash, and a bit of creative experimentation I got the shot I wanted. I was near Natalie as she was getting her hair done so I knew I wasn’t missing anything should anything happen!
A few hours later, I went ahead to the venue in scenic Marlow. I made sure I had at least thirty minutes to spare so I could account for any delays. Nothing worse than being late for a Wedding! Before Natalie arrived I caught up with Richard and the venue representative just to enquire if there were any last minute changes or details that could affect the Wedding; I try to prevent surprises.
The ceremony went without a hitch. For the group shot we had to go with PLAN B because it was damp outside; with the cooperation of the venue, we moved a few chairs around and I shot the Groups in the ceremony room. Again, because of pre planning, I knew what to expect and I had a very wide angle lens and a step ladder to help me out.
Finally, the party moved to the Kings in Stokenchurch. A classic hotel which has a beautiful bar and plenty of room for a Wedding, party and children to run around. I captured all the guests milling around at the bar and as they made their way to the main hall. I shot the speeches, the first dance and then got home knowing it had been a memorable Wedding.
If you like what you see, then why not contact me with your wedding date and I will get back to you .
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