We began the day by dropping in to see how everybody was getting along at home, and managed a get a couple of shots of Amy's dress looking all fairytale in front of some spangly lights. Yes, 'spangly' is a professional photographic term.
Then it was a nice, simple shot of Amy's bouquet to pass some time until the bride was dressed enough for our camera.
Amy & Chris' ceremony was at the lovely old Eastwood Hall, and this looked just spot on for a shot of the guys arriving.
Eastwood Hall used to be offices years ago, and while we were waiting around, Amy's dad told me how he actually met her mum there when they both worked there in the past, so it was really nice to hear that the place had a good, personal history for them.
After some discreet shots during the ceremony, we wandered down the grass bank and took up position for a shot of the hall.
Then strolled around the gardens for a while to grab some really nice, relaxed looking shots.
The shot below is quite unusual for us, in that it's a strong backlit shot with the couple in deep shade - it needed some careful exposing for in camera, but we really love the airy look of the burned out white background shining through the leaves, and the subtle soft focus we added later.
Then we almost walked right past what was to become my favourite shot of the day, a plain white wall which I'm fairly sure only I saw the potential of, and despite the rain and drizzle starting, I talked Amy in to a quick couple of shots anyway!
After which we gave in to the weather, and it was time to try to find something creative to do inside. Despite the interior being quite modern and 'conference-centre' like, we managed a shot by the reception area which just proves that if you make the most of the given situation, good things can happen.
Well done Amy & Chris, and thankyou for being such great subjects!