St. Catherine Church and Park Farm Wokingham
It was was I would describe as UK raining season towards the end of July in 2017. At the same time, I have weddings to photograph every Saturday for all the July. However, as a seasoned professional, no rain would stop me from photographing Karen and Paul’s special day.
Me and Oliver arrived at Park Farm where Karen is getting ready for her big day, which happens to be their home. I can see the large marquee in their considerable sized garden and the caterers are busy with the decoration and the preparation. After photographing Paul and groom’s men getting ready at another location just few miles away, The rain starts to come down hard when Paul get into an vintage Rolls Royce on his way to the church. We’re determined to make it the best day ever no matter what weather it is. We have my first ever confetti photography in the rain complete with colourful umbrella and the big red London bus where I have done lots of photographer. As the day went on, its getting even better as the rain stopped and with beautiful evening light. I have Karen and Paul outside in their garden for more beautiful portraits.
At the end of the day, we discovered that the rain actually helped with the wedding. Guests are all staying in the marquee, with the music playing and the drinks flowing, people are having a fantastic time and there is a unmistakably feel of celebration and happiness.
Karen and Paul's "Uniquely Your" album.
For Karen and Paul’s album, I want it to be a bit more on the classic side but also with creative elements to it. I have kept the design detail fairly low key but when you look closer, you’ll see little creative inputs in the album that make it stand out from all other albums.
During our pre-wedding session, Karen has express the fact that all their guests and families attending the wedding are very important to her and Paul personally, especially to the fact that they have invited them to their home for the wedding. Based on that brief I have dedicated a substantial amount of the space for the wedding guests and the activities of the day.