Over a year ago I met up with Hannah and Dale for their pre-wedding photo shoot. ( View images )
The weather wasn't really kind and a thick mist made the shoot challenging, but we had a good time and managed to get some great images.
Weddings in late March over the last few years have provided some lovely weather, and mild climates. This year its been freezing, snowy, and more than a little unpleasant.
But hey, wedding days are not a succes because of the weather, rather the attitude of the Bride and Groom, together with their guests, and this is why the 22nd March 2013 was a fantastic day.
My day started with Hannah, she was pleased to see I had made it, she was relaxed, then nervous, then relaxed, then a little tearful, then laughing... wow what a start the day. the images below show all these emotions and more.
I left Hannah in the very capable hands on her Mum, and Angela her chief bridesmaid, and went to find Dale.
He had stayed over the night before in the Gate Keepers Lodge, he was dressed and ready but VERY nervous. We had a little chat and Dale told me how Hanna's Father wasn't with him as he had discovered he had left his suit at home, it was about an hours round trip, and the wedding was an hour away.
Hannahs Dad turned up with his suit with lots of time to spare, this was helped along with Hannah being just a little late. Whats an extra 30 minutes when you look this good :-)
Even after all the emotions of the morning, there was still enough water in the tap for a few more tears, the photos below are in order of the ceremony, what lovely moments.
Its always a huge privilege to be a part of such a fantastic life event, if I ever stop feeling emotional myself when witnessing times like this I will move over to photographing pets or landscapes. I don't think that will happen any time soon :-)
As it was cold, really cold... a decision was made to photograph a few group shots indoors. As we made our way over to Walton Hall we paused twice in order for a confetti shot and a large group photo.
During the Wedding breakfast I prepared to for a few photographs on the staircase. The heat and rush of the day was over and Dale and Hannah could enjoy each other company whilst I dreamed up a few timeless images for them....
There are many brides who would have a taken a look outside and thought they would stay in warm surroundings. Hannah however had quite different ideas.
On went the Boots and out came the brollies. Its a good job my camera equipment is designed to work in sub zero conditions, snow, and hail....
And when Hannah goes outside... her closest friends go too...
Mum and Dad wanted in on some of the action too...
After a little warm inside I persuaded dale and Hannah to venture outside just once more as the light was fading. The snow had stopped falling so I set up for a few images and then the brave couple came to join me...
Looking at the images below that they will now have for the rest of their lives I think it was a good investment for 10 minutes of frozen fingers...
A lot of couples would call it a day with photos after all that, but for Hannah and Dale they were loving spending the time together. The evening reception wasn't due to start for a while so we nipped over the bridge to the bridal suit.
Evening Reception and First Dance.
Its not very often I attend a wedding and the very first dance is the Groom and his Brother, although it came totally unexpeted and impromptu, I was ready as always to capture the crazy moment...
Hannah & Dale were kind enough to leave me the below comment in my Guestbook.
Mr & Mrs Gosling