I had the great pleasure of shooting Jenna & Bens wedding at St Saviours Church, Shanklin Isle of Wight. Although it was a bitterly cold day and cloudy we had the great fortune of no rain at all so that was a bonus.
Jenna booked me after seeing my website and liking the fact that at a previous wedding where it had rained all day I had managed to give the bride Ashleigh a lot of beautiful images. We did not meet up until the week before the wedding as Jenna & Ben live and work in Melbourne Australia so all the arrangements were made by email with Jenna and her mother.
On the wedding day I went to Jenna's mothers house to do all the getting ready shots and to give the MUA Lynsey-Marie Lamothe of Isle of Wight Beauty a lot of cheek as I normally do when we work together, I find that having a bit of banter with the MUA's or hairdressers tends to relax the Bride and bridesmaids and this gives a much better atmosphere for the photo's.
Thats not a smudge on Jenna's face but Lynsey's dirty mirror!
Whilst all the bridesmaids are being sorted I then have fun with the dress and shoes ( I love taking the shoes images ) its always a challenge to try and find a good place to put the dress and bits.
We can't forget the bridesmaids so.........
And most important the pageboy.... being a typical boy!
Whilst I was amusing myself taking pictures of the brides morning my daughter Lucinda was with Ben at his fathers house getting some very nice images of them.
Hm, I never did ask.....lol
Back to me and its dress time :-)
I love these shots showing the emotion.
So that was the easy fun time of the day now its time for the important church service.
Once the family and friends had congratulated Jenna & Ben it was then time for the carriage ride to Landguard Manor in Shanklin for the reception.
At this wedding we had the cake cutting before the wedding breakfast which was great for me as it was not dark so the lighting was better.
The beach..... even though it was bitter cold Jemma wanted her beach pictures, this is something that I try to get all my brides to have if we are close to a beach as the images are always some of the best from the day, I find the Bride & Groom relax and enjoy just being on their own for the 30min or so it takes, these shots were done in 25 minutes including the car travel time...
By now Jenna was freezing and was happy to get back to her friends and family for the food and drinks :-)
And that is the end of a wonderful days shooting for me and an amazing wedding for Jenna & Ben