Archive for Pembrokeshire Weddings
Dear Emma and David,
Hope things are going well Stateside. Just wanted to say thank you for having me along to your wonderful Pembrokeshire wedding. After Helen and Ben last year I developed a romantic fascination with west Wales. It is such a great place. All the benefits of being British without the headaches (over active local government and traffic). I think we embraced the area even more this time. Now all I need is another wedding out that way…perhaps we’ll just go anyway :)
I loved the great ease you took with everything. That’s for both of you. It such a wonderful environment to work in and your trust is/was greatly appreciated. I loved your dress and the quaint church on the hill. I loved that the venue owner actually collected you in the car. I loved the wonderful setting for the reception. I loved your (Emma) Mum…well, all the parents were very gracious to be fair. For as much as Emma’s mum ‘got’ what I did, David’s Dad didn’t. Stangely I love that too. Someone to win over I guess. He should check the Facebook gallery (live off of Emma’s profile later today). He might just like the photo of him and his sister. I loved being there and not noticing the time. I loved seeing Helen and Ben — a great feeling of comfort. Thank you again!
IN 2007 I photographed Laura and Leigh’s wedding. In 2009 I shot Laura’s Bridesmaid’s wedding – that being Helen and Ben in Pembs. 2010 rolled on with Helen’s Bridemaid Emma. FWIW, I’m shooting Ben’s sister’s wedding in October. I love it when that happens!
Arriving early I popped into the church..no one about, not even sure if its the right church..thankfully someone left me a clue
Don’t ask me why I like it…I just do
Isn’t it ironic
Wow…we’re a long way in and we haven’t seen a shot of the Bride
Dad = speech
Still waiting for that Bride
Wow…a pic inside the church. Like finding a hen’s tooth.
They go in…
They go out…
Don’t you hate it when that happens
Most impressive is the chap top left (or should I say his arm). Some people suffer for their craft.
Still wary of the random hand of confetti
Am I making up for it yet?
Wood…well, tree actually
David’s Dad tries the Vulcan mind meld…
…seems to have worked on this one!
One step at a time ladies!
Not sure what she’s pointing at, but that chap will never be the same again
In a strange run of luck, not one but TWO of Willy Wonka’s Golden tickets were found at the same wedding
Sadly they were out of stock
Look Helen. I can do it on my iPhone. Just four actually.
A week and a bit late on this one. Wales was wonderful, if not a little wet. We did have sunshine everyday…well, everyday after 2:00pm. Strange climate. But ultimately we had a great time as a family. I won’t jibber for long or I’ll give it all away. Back in a mo!
Some might think I blew the focus here…but in fact this is what I wanted (I have others). The river was so much a part of Helen’s life that it seemed worth it to work it in.
Itsy bitsy teeny weeny purple polka dot … ironing board?
Awww…bless, the bride plays with THE cutest baby ever. Hey…wait a minute…that’s MY BABY!
Pleased I’d say
I tried so hard to work both in the photo…the angle wasn’t right but its enough
A dad, a speech, a river (or is that an estuary)
Some bright spark might ask “why take a shot of the bridesmaids getting gifts as a reflection in clock face”….well, as it was a staged experience set up by the video chap and I really didn’t want to appear as a guest star so I looked for other ways to document. So…there you go.
Ring a round of roses but not a tissue in sight
Not entirely sure the legs suit him TBH
The firestorm of final touches whilst I take refuge…in the loo
Unlike Obama, Ben resisted the temptation!
Luckily the window was up as to not disturb the hair
With the mild disruption due to a rather subdued rendition of ‘Shine Jesus Shine’ I was able to sneak around the corner…
Get used to that look on Ben’s face…in literature we call that foreshadowing
A little HDR and a river/estuary (this is here mostly for Helen)
Probably the best formal I’ve ever taken!
Sadly this is what I will be forced to give them
What a week of rain will do
Hiring a table hypnotist seemed such a good idea at the time
Oh yes…the speeches timing raffle pot. Who knew both the Bride and the Chief Bridemaid would get their oar in as well!
A moments peace…this is Laura and Leigh…and they ARE the reason I found myself in west Wales. I shot their wedding in 2007.
One of my favourite cake cutting shots
Damn Ben…not AGAIN!
Suddenly I’m reminded that women often marry men that remind them of their father. Proof there is SOME truth in old wive’s tales
With a little practice I reckon Helen could do it too!
The look…its contagious
Fading light and lots of champagne…its time for the Keogh family thumbs up photo
Yes…your eyes do not deceive. That is a lovely young lady doing a one handed press up in the middle of the dance floor. Beats the heck out of me?
From one armed press ups to two handed boogie
Didn’t think I would get to do this one…still have to wait until Monday for the full blog. I narrowed it down to 4. Its sooo hard to do ‘Just One‘ but in the end I had to remember what the point is…to show something different, quirky or awe inspiring…today, quirky wins. So here is ‘Just One‘.