When Ruth and David (who you may remember from here) first asked me to photograph their wedding in Inkpen near Hungerford I was both excited and daunted by the idea. I am known for my bright natural light photographs, but Ruth and David were planning to get married in December at 3.30pm so that they left the church into darkness, eek :) photographing in the pitch black is not most photographers dream come true but I was excited by the challenge. I started the day with everyone arriving at the church, it was soooooooo cold, I’m not sure I have ever been so cold while photographing. My main memories from this part of the day were the ushers dancing on the spot to keep warm :) (I took a leaf from their book not long after). I wasn’t allowed to photograph throughout the ceremony which is always a bit upsetting for me but we did get a few in the church after thankfully. After a few short quick photos inside we left the church into the cold where all their guests were waiting with sparklers.
Then onto the marquee which was by Ruth’s parents home in the same village as the church which looked gorgeous and just the right amount of Christmasy. After some brilliant speeches, yummy food and an amazing first dance (which to my surprise I learnt after had not been rehearsed, it was energetic to say the least) we then took some photos of them outside using some winter berries and Ruth’s family home.
I had my very good friend and fellow wedding photographer Alex Beckett along with me for the ride which was invaluable.