At the weekend I had the chance to photograph another wedding, but the twist this time was that they wanted me to do "what I do". In other words, to bring my sense of street and candid work to their wedding. Also, it wasn't the actual wedding, that had happened a week earlier up in Scotland, the task at hand was to cover their reception.
I had my plan for the day, part of which was to have a back-up. After all, I can be everywhere all the time! Plus I knew that there would be the need to provide some of the more traditional set-up shots. So I called in my friend, fellow photographer and mentor, James Randolph for help on the day.
Before all the guests arrived for their celebration, we planned to meet our lovely couple and do a few shots on the grounds of Ribby Hall. Alas, due to circumstances beyond their control everything was running late. Full credit to Michaela and Stephen, they took it all in their stride with smiles and a laugh. And then the celebration began, involving music by Bamboo Fontaine, a caricaturists from Venuart and the close-up magic of Paul Edmondson. They made the whole experience a joy.
So here are a few teasers from the day, and now the real work begins - the editing and processing and the we're ready to share our work with a wonderful couple.
"Call me Dell, Stephen Dell"
"Master of the beat"
"Making an impression"
http://alfagraphy.zenfolio.com/ "Close up, and still no idea - its magic!"
"For the love of cake" http://alfagraphy.zenfolio.com/
Thank you for a most wonderful and memorable evening.