But you can call her Charlotte. We arrived really early to see how the whole thing was going to be set up. With a marquee in the garden I needed to feel comfortable that I had the bases covered. The weather was not looking friendly. So I first pop to the church to find the choir rehearsing. “Are you here for Charlotte and Matthew’s wedding?” — Blank stare. So I say, “you mean the one at 1:30?” knowing mine was at 3pm and my bride ain’t called Charlotte. “No, that’s [Bill and Ted — can’t remember their names]. 3:00pm is Charlotte and Matthew.” Ah yes…Charley and Matt. Bell rings, coin drops, bulb goes on. So the day starts, the weather improves and what on paper looks to be more than a little challenging eases right into an easy afternoon photographing swell people with more than enough couple photo opps (mainly because — and can you believe this — they aren’t comfortable in from of the camera…she looks like a Grazia model and he’s a dead ringer for Errol Flynn — geez). It was one of those great days when you’re there for a reason. Way back when I shot the wedding of Rhia and Warren. Rhia’s brother is a great mate of Charley and a few years later, Shazaam! Thanks for the referral guys.
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Dressed to kill
Steve Winwood once said ‘roll with it baby’
Matt’s Dad approaches me and says “in a bit, a woman from New Zealand will arrive…it would be great to get some photos”. OK, so will this “woman from New Zealand” have a big sign saying “I’m the woman from New Zealand!”? At that point I don’t think he got my humour. “You’ll know”. Boy was he right. It was like a hen party in Vegas when she walked through the door. Squeal! Whoop! etc etc etc. So…for the record, this is the “woman from New Zealand”
I prefer the velcro laces
Charley’s bouquet…made by her mum from just about anything she could get her hands on. Amazing!
Chuck’s Dad — sorry Charley
The greatest waiting area in wedding history!
The fastest wedding in history (nah, I have to keep a limit on the blog entry length)
The entire wedding party (previously parking at a nearby school) walked from the church to the reception
I showed him 3 pictures…he liked this one the best. Don’t think they’ll be together long
Charley and Matt knew nothing of the jubilee themed welcome that awaited them
Hay bales and sanitizing gel — nice
They Were Shot with Their Boots On
As if its not enough to steal the lamp, Matt’s mum is going to be really pleased I used the colour testing area on the wall as well
Matt considers his options…50/50 or phone a friend
Engaging speaker or just annoyed with me being there…you make the call
….she votes for engaging speaker
speaking of Bill and Ted
Judges Dredd and Judy
ok…the Judge Judy thing wasn’t THAT funny.
..or maybe it was
so sayeth the shepherd…..
…so sayeth the flock
You have every right to be embarrassed (I know what’s on the screen)
Ah…my Just One. Be a fan to see what I get up to next week
Hey…its one of Rhia’s Bridesmaids…aka Rhia’s sister-in-law, Charlie’s (not Charley) wife. Confused…you should be.
Kool did say to ‘get down on it’
And now a few from Mr Light-tastic, Darren — yes, he could kick Iron Man’s a**
Singin’ in the rain…sadly not a Flynn movie
On important days its good to concentrate on the important aspect of your preparation
Are the beams of angelic light coming from Charley or the Vicar
Nice shot Mr D
On line tutorial…next time get out of your own reflection :)
How funny…I NEVER saw the bubbles. Only the confetti…very confused
This is what my Just One looked light without the flash
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