I was honoured to photograph Becky and Michael's wedding a few months ago. They chose to get married at St Audries Park near Minehead in Somerset. St Audries is a breathtaking location that I've always wanted to photograph, I look forward to shooting my next wedding there. I was looking forward to this wedding as I knew Beck & Michael were super chilled out about their day and I knew Mike's family after shooting his big brothers Andrew's wedding at Saunton a few years ago.
I love photographing awesome couples in amazing locations like this. I started my day shooting at St Audries where Becky, her Mum and bridesmaids got ready for the day. As the makeup was applied and everyones hair was finished off I captured the small details and the developing story. Their ceremony was too held at the venue in the beautiful Orangerie. We were all treated to few songs by Clive and his friends who sing in a Quartet, both at the end of the ceremony and out in the garden in the Autumn sunshine whilst everyone sipped champers.
Just before they stepped into the hall for their wedding breakfast I caught the newlyweds for a few moments to shoot them in the Great Hall, there were these amazing shards of light coming into the room as you can see above, an opportunity not to be missed.
The sun showed its face and made the day nice and bright, if a bit breezy, which really lifted the light inside the venue and all the guests were able to enjoy the grounds. As Becky and Michael shared a few moments and a few glasses of bubbles with their guests it was time for me to photograph more of their story as the reception went on and looking for moments is what I do best.
As well as having a thoroughly incredible day, it was just a joy to photograph Becky and Michael's wedding, I wish you both a long and happy future.
Its always nice to work with the other professionals at weddings, some of these were new to me including Heather, its was great to work with you for the first time and Jane of Eye Do who I've met several times before, have agood year all, maybe bump into you out there :)
VIDEOGRAPHY – Heather Bailey
VENUE – St Audries Park
HAIR & MAKEUP – Eye Do
BRIDAL GOWN - 14&Sixpence