As with any profession, you sometimes find yourself visiting familiar places with familiar scenes. None more familiar than Tithe Barn for me. Being a professional means that you look past the familiar, look for the underlying story and accent the unique qualities that made the day unique. To see a wedding as being more than just a sequence of events but a narrative in a couple’s most important day.
In my time as a Hampshire wedding photographer I’ve had the pleasure of working a number of Asian weddings. The colour, the ceremony, the traditions all detailing a magic day. For these weddings I’ve worked in large London hotels, sprawling country estates and even in India itself. So when the opportunity to blend a bit of the East into Hampshire came up I was keen to get involved.
This was not a full Asian wedding. It was a English Civil Ceremony with an Eastern flair. A delight to see and exciting to see how Hardip’s dress became of focal point for the Asian vibe.
I got my first taste of this when I arrived to find her and her Bridesmaids in the Bride’s Room at Tithe Barn. Hardip was already in half of her dress (those that know what these amazing dresses are comprised of will know that being only half in is in many ways equal to being in more than a English white wedding dress). This was a great opportunity for me to capture those little details that made this wedding unique.
Of course this also made for a dramatic setting with accented arches (up, not down) that transforms a large space into something altogether more intimate. The combination of expertly placed spotlights (that’s me) with Ash’s uplighter accents is a winning combination.