What a busy summer it has been so far, so many weddings, so many happy couples. It has been fun, and it has been challenging. Each wedding is unique and a real opportunity to push myself a bit further to make memories that the couple will treasure forever. I never forget that at the end of the day I will go home, do some editing and move on to the next wedding, but also that when the couple finally get their pictures, they will look at these photos year after year, comparing themselves now to how they looked then, showing their friends, and family, remembering things that they had long since forgotten about.
Wedding days can be long, they can be hard, and they can be stressful, even with somebody there to assist you. There is an immense amount of pressure on you, and when I go through the photos i’m my own worst critic, so why do I do it?… because I love it! There is something about a wedding day that is so exciting, there is so much emotion and so much happiness. Families and friends come together and celebrate. The memories aren’t just remembered the next day, they live on for decades.
One recent wedding was that of Scott and Lee, in a beautiful village in Worcester. The sun shone, the couple looked amazing and everyone had a fantastic day. I was assisted by Dan Graves, and as we left to go home, it looked like the party was getting into full swing!
Here are a few preview shots from their lovely day!
What a busy weekend it has been! Friday night was the wedding reception for Jayne and Shaun who got married in Cyprus recently. Saturday was over to Himley, near Dudley for the lovely wedding of Joanne and Vaughan which was a fantastic day with a wonderfully relaxed and friendly couple, where I was assisted again by Jenny. After the ceremony we whisked the couple off to Himley Hall to make use of the fantastic grounds for their photos. Sunday was an early start for the holy communion of Christines daughter Bethan, followed by the rare occasion of Helens appointment of becoming a reverend at her ordination. All in all a hectic weekend, but a great deal of fun!
Batteries charged… check!
Memory cards cleaned… check!
Good weather… check!
Then all set for Stuart and Sam to get married today, at a lovely little church near Dudley with a fantastic Vicar who has given me free run of the church to take photos and even encouraged me to use flash to make sure my pictures turn out for the couple! What a very nice man!
The only complication today is the inclusion of Englands first world cup match halfway through the evening reception! Lets hope our boys win and keep everyone at the wedding in good spirits!
Last Sunday was also the second shoot for Carol and Dave after some unfortunately cold weather affected their wedding photos at Heath House, some shots from that day will be on here soon!
Wow, three weddings in less than a week, and it has been hectic! Nowhere near enough blog updates, i’ve barely had time to sleep, but I have met some fantastic people and enjoyed some really special days with some lovely couples. The first of the three weddings was a very lucky day with the weather for Claire and Geoff, the grey clouds and rain finally made way for a little sunshine and blue sky just in time to have their photos taken outside after a lovely service in Solihull. The couple were fun and friendly and had a lovely day, which looked like it was going to carry on long after I left. Here are a few of the shots from the day.