I have been wanting to post this wedding up on the Blog for so long now so I am delighted to finally get the images live. If one single wedding demonstrates my photojournalism/reportage wedding photography style then it is this wedding at Queen’s Eyot Island in Berkshire.
The wedding of Matt & Sarah started off at the brides parents home in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, then onto Windsor in Berkshire and The Parish Church of St. John The Baptist just down from the Guildhall in the High Street. After this we headed to the Eton Rowing Club owned Queen’s Eyot Island situated in the middle of the Thames in Bray, Berkshire where the only way on and off is by a small ferry which carries about 12 people…………..Matt & Sarah had 150 guests but everything went smoothly the ferry man was just amazing.
We had wind, rain, sunshine and pretty much everything else the weather could throw at us at this wedding. When the couple came out of the church it was so windy that even the strongest of confetti throwers could only get a tiny sprinkle of confetti on the couple, the rest blowing back in our faces. After the group shots at the church we headed down to the Long Walk in Windsor with Windsor Castle in the background for some of the photos of the couple, or so we thought…….within a few seconds of us arriving the park wardens descended on us in their vans telling us we had to have permission from the Queen to photograph there. We sent the wedding car off to distrat them and got a few shots before they returned and lovely photographs they are too, well worth it!
After we had done some formal family photographs over on the Island the rains descended BIG STYLE meaning I could only get a couple of shots of the couple outside. However during the wedding breakfast meal the rain stopped and I went to see the couple and asked if they wanted to come outside and finish what we started before, they agreed of course. You have many chances to eat a meal in your life but one chance to record your wedding day and we were greated with the most amazing sunshine outside in the late afternoon and we finally got the shots I had wanted to earlier.
There were so many amazing moments on the day but one of my favorites was when all of the bridesmaids were outside the church waiting for Sarah to arrive in the cream and black huge vintage Rolls Royce. The gusts of winds were threatening to blown their chiffon dresses up so they were hanging on to them for dear life colapsing with laughter as the car with Sarah pulled up. Now I have taken many shots of brides arriving in cars and all lovely but it’s not an understatement to say that Sarah has a smile that canb light up a whole room and the expression she had when she saw her friend outside the car is completely beautiful and you just can’t help smiling looking at it. It won me a SILVER AWARD at the SWPP International Monthly Competition this year too.
Finally to top this post off Sarah called me just after the wedding to tell me she is expecting a baby next year a lovely ending to one of the most beautiful weddings it has been my fortune to photograph so please take a few minutes to watch the flash slideshow below with my favourite images from their special day.
Sarah and Matt opted for a beautiful Queensberry 12×12 feature album with ivory matts and a black page-mount and matching page edge topped off with a Carbon Black Contemporary Leather cover. Such a timeless, classic album and so beautiful.