On Saturday, I photographed my first wedding since Lara was born back in March, so I couldn’t wait to pick up my cameras and get my creative hat on again!
I had been watching the weather forecast all week just hoping all this rain would head elsewhere so we would have a good day and as luck would have it, someone was listening!
First thing, I headed over to Karen’s parents’ house to catch up with her and her Sister Amy and her parents Maggie and Kevin. After driving past a lot of very sporty looking people on the Downs just starting the Race for Life and also Karen’s horse and carriage (which was already waiting for her at the edge of the Downs!) I arrived at their home and found Karen had just got back from the hairdressers and was about to have a bite to eat – not easy in a floor length veil and tiara!
I then drove back across to Christchurch in Clifton, a really lovely church and one I hadn’t shot at for a while. It is a majestic building and has a very calm feel. Ollie and his best man Richard and the ushers Jamie and Kenjii were greeting guests and there was a general air of excitement as it got closer to the ceremony.
Karen and Ollie were so lucky to have a wonderful lady vicar who was so helpful and basically let me photograph what I wanted to, which is rare and so nice as it meant I could get some lovely pictures throughout the ceremony. Its a shame there aren’t more vicars like her out there!
Afterwards, Karen and Ollie got into their stunning carriage and we did a few pictures by the Suspension Bridge. It was amazing seeing the horses trot along with the carriage and thinking that at one time, the streets would have been full of them!
We arrived at their reception venue, Goldney Hall, which is a really lovely venue; an oasis with a beautiful orangery and garden right in the middle of the city, and karen and Ollie had some very welcome Champagne and chatted to guests.
Later on, I whisked them off briefly for a few shots together and then everyone sat down for the wedding breakfast.
Here are a few favourite images from their day: