I met Annabel and Matt at a wedding I photographed a couple of years ago in the Dorset countryside for their good friends, Emma and Glen. They came and introduced themselves just as I was leaving to ask for my business card, so I was thrilled when I heard from them a few weeks later about plans for their wedding day.
On the wedding day, I started the mornings events with the gentlemen, heading over to Parkstone to the locally renound ‘The Blind Barber’, Matt is a regular and thought it would be a nice touch to have a trim and wet cut on the morning of his big day.
Arriving to see the girls, it was a lovely surprise to see that Emma, my previous bride, was in Annabel’s bridesmaid lineup. And this was quite some lineup, with bright yellow floral dresses, the first sign of what a stylish and fun day was in store. I think you will agree that Annabel had the perfect dress, hair, and make up of her, and it all came together seamlessly, with my mind already buzzing with ideas, angles and shots that I knew were going to look great.
The venue for the day was Rhinefield House in Hampshire, which is located in the centre of the New Forest and is a ‘marmite’ venue for local photographers. With dark wood interiors it can produce difficult low level lighting which can be tricky to deal with technically. For me, it is one of my favourite locations to capture a wedding as it offers opportunities to capture a wide range of images, rain or shine, with a number of locations around the grounds for portraits.
Annabel and Matt gave me 25 minutes for their 'couple shots' which enabled me to be creative and to capture some varying and personal images for them. We split the time up so that they weren’t away from guests for too long but we had a good laugh doing it at the same time!
Annabel and Matt, you were a complete joy to photograph and I wish you every happiness!