There was never any doubt that this was going to be a cracking day, I know Buster and Emma from a few years back, where we went to antenatal classes together, to get some training in for the birth of our first children, Rose and Lilly.
It was a laugh, changing nappies on dolls, randomly sitting in birth pools and awkwardly massaging our partners in front of strangers, the roots for any long-term friendship surely! We all got on and it was inevitable that we would be friends from there on in, but to photograph their wedding at that time, I never saw that coming – a bit like the labour of our daughters birth in hospital, it was a clean version of hell, but that’s another blog.
Emma and Buster are two of the most generous people we have ever met, and they carried on the tradition at the wedding, where they seemed to put about seventeen bottles of wine on the table with port chasers for everyone. Buster was in the Forces, so there was a strong presence of military drinking going on, safe to say everyone had a good time and enjoyed a swill.
Emma had decked out the venue at The Corn Barn perfectly, Buster likes a bit of shooting and the outdoor life, so this was playing a big part in the décor and his buttonhole holder was a bullet cartridge, very clever, it all seemed brilliantly thought out and it paid off.
My assistant Cara Jenkinson went and followed groom Buster in the morning, and did a top job, while I stuck with Emma, her bridesmaids and the Bucks Fizz. When looking back at the photographs all together it fits perfectly, and they now have an album documenting their day from both sides getting ready first thing, this is something I like to do in my wedding photography packages. I believe it’s as good for the couple to look back on the groom getting prepared for his wedding as the bride, two perspectives really work, and it did here.
Emma really went that extra mile with making everything sit perfectly together, she thought of every detail, even bringing in a videographer, Barney, who i’m hoping to work with again in the future. This is another angle i’m trying to promote and Barney Stone did a good job and the video looks great.
Doing wedding photography at The Corn Barn was easy, they turned rooms around fast and everything was in close proximity, a few rustic back drops for photos not too far away, which suited these two spot on.
Congratulations Emma and Buster, thanks for the port 🙂
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