The last of my December weddings was joining Kate & Barrie for their big day. These kids were so much fun to shoot.
It was at Hazlewood Castle, a fantastic venue on the way out to York, still chilling under a dusting of snow. It’s always fun shooting there.
A few favourites…
Meanwhile, Kate’s sister was opening more bubbles. The girls were all such fun.
Plus, I like the composition, with the three frames.
…and a cheeky shot of the flora! Lovely work as always from Fiona & the gang at Firenza floral design.
A sequence of Barrie & his ushers welcoming people to the ceremony.
I’d met this vicar before on our pre-wedding meeting, and we’d discussed where I should and could stand during the ceremony. It’s so good to be able to see things from the front and the vicar said I could go where I liked and I’m sure you’ll agree the images are so much stronger for it. I understand how distracting it is to have photographers flashing and moving about; so I never use flash during the ceremony & stay put in one location while the 2nd shooter snaps from the back.
It’s always refreshing to have younger, forward-thinking vicars who are open minded about photography. If you’re getting married, make sure you talk with the clergy about this.
It was fantastic fun joining Kate & Barrie for their wedding. They really struck the balance of having fun and not taking the whole thing too seriously. They we’re up to run about in the cold and it was evident how much they loved one another.
May I wish them a fun-filled life together!
nb: Kate & Barrie have a private client area containing their wedding & pre-wedding highlights at www.barnabyaldrick.com. If you were at the wedding and would like to see their photos, call or email them for the password.
P.S. Kate & Barrie were the first couple for which I ran my new photobooth setup for a couple of hours during the evening reception! It was loads of fun and I’m gonna be doing an independent post on it soon, but here’s the setup…
More soon… B