Archive for The Priory
It was one of those roundabout recommendations. You start off thanking the Bride and Groom (in this case Peta and Philip from a few years ago) and then realise it had nothing to do with. Well…not true…it had everything to do with them. But ultimately it was the photos over the should of a colleague at work (thanks Tim) which got this all started. The world moves in mysterious ways.
Hot. That’s a nice easy way to describe the last few days. Hot hot hot is probably the way the boys would describe Saturday. Three layers and 26 degrees C isn’t the finest combination. But I bet no one would have turned it down. Its funny…if its hot the boys suffer a bit…if its cold the girls suffer. Venus, Mars, Tomatoe, Tomato…let’s not call the whole thing off. Saturday was hot (you get that) but what was more challenging was the cloudless sky. No respite at all. It makes it challenging for me (and any photographer really). But its a nice change to the challenge of trying not to get wet. So I’ll take it.
Hannah takes the cake for the most nervous bride in a while. The word beautiful was banned…it was a trigger word. I resorted to exceptional average. I hope she got my comedy.
This was an adventure to a new place. Not an unfamiliar setting but a new place. The Priory near Stevenage is a delightful little barn (hey…you know me and barns) with some beautiful (sorry, exceptionally average) grounds. Despite the heat the barn itself was a cool retreat. I was rather at home in its confines. However, its worth mentioning that whilst it was a delightful barn and well lit … it was lit with fluorescent bulbs. Cue fluctuating colour waves, variable output and general oddities. Hence why just about everything inside the barn is in black and white.
Due to package choice there won’t be an extended Facebook gallery this week.
Finally, some of you camera heads may be interested to know that some of the images included in the gallery were taken with a Fuji X-Pro 1 body with 18 and 35mm lenses. I will simply mark them with an (x).
Exceptional average dress (x)
Exceedingly average shoes (x)
Stupendously … oh forget it
The bridemaid bootcamp hazing was far more intense than I was expecting
You are the sunshine of my …
The dress goes on and the crowd of neighbours begins to build
Not from Arabia…his is an English guy…probably never fought the Turkish
Nope…not nervous one bit
bottom left (x)
colour oddities can be eliminated when choosing to take a path through (parklife) — or 1/30th of a second
Hannah lets her feeling know on the subject of formals
Now wondering if my fly was down?
7 people…all with someone different on their minds
yeah…I see you…don’t worry…oh
Going for the sweet bomb (x)
Everybody was kung fu fighting
Dreaming of hot salsa (they ARE going to South America for honeymoon)
Posing next to the Ark
Upon learning neither of us were wearing pants
That’s the problem…as soon as one wants one, so does everyone else
Cake O’….forget it
Whilst Darren did come, I was unable to get any images on today…sorry D (and his adoring fans)