It was my first time capturing Huntsham Court Wedding Photography with Andy & Laura’s wedding.
What a spectacular day it was! So many elements, great people and brilliant music, all complimented by beautiful weather. Its been one of my highlights of this years wedding season being a delight to capture some great Huntsham Court Wedding Photography throughout their day.
Second shooting with me on the day was a friend and fellow photographer Jim Johnson, so many thanks for his valuable input.
From my very first introductions to the couple it was clear that they had a very clear vision of how their day was going to be.
From the chosen forest theme right the way through to the small details. Their shared a passion for good photography, with Andy being a professional animator and video cameraman.
With a portfolio of productions behind him such as Rasta Mouse & Postman Pat, along with musicians such as Newton Faulkener. It was his first solo project, that saw him producing the the official music video for his friend and musician Ryan Keen.
It was Ryan’s debut single ‘Focus’ and it went on to win Best Music Video at the Limelight Short Film Awards 2012.
Being such an important part in each others careers, it was only natural for Ryan to play for the couple on their big day. I knew it would be special, but didn’t know until the day how great a personal input Ryan was going to have.
From serenading the bride down the aisle to a tune Laura & Andy fell in love with – ‘Grow Old With You’ by Adam Sandler to Ryan singing the couples first dance of ‘Together Forever’ by Jack Johnson. Both lovely touches, but he still gave more by playing three of his own compositions at the start of the evening entertainment.
This wedding’s soundtrack was perfect and wasn’t going to be beaten ( well, not unless we had the 27 club drop in on us! )
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Andy & Laura’s Huntsham Court Wedding Photography, was such a pleasure to capture. Such beautiful surroundings with the ceremony being held in the main house, and an idyllic chapel on the other side of the estate where the couple and their parents headed over to for a blessing. Croquet on the lawns outside, fine food and did I mention the speeches?
Wedding speeches are a key ‘moment’ to capture for me. Its often a time that presents plenty of opportunities to record raw emotion and this wedding was one packed with them.
I recall the father of the bride delivering quite an impressive scene setting tribute as many often are. But sometimes – the best speech deliveries to observe and capture are often those by the father of the groom.
Its a common thing in our society that men feel uneasy expressing their feelings & emotions, especially when they are in public. No matter that its father to son, or vice versa – male compliments and tributes can be rare things, not often done.
Yet within the context of a wedding breakfast speech, things change. The delivery of an honest, heart felt tribute from father to son can be a remarkable thing. This was one of those occasions.
As his father was speaking, I could see Andy developing a lump in his throat and lowering his head. The pride that his father was sharing with the room had certainly hit the mark.
I shot a sequence of frames form over the shoulder of his father to capture the scene of what his father was seeing – “that moment of connection”!
Its raw and yet touching. Seen as part of the day, it balances the story and I hope can be seen as a very important, integral part of our rich wedding tradition.
I hope you like the choices I have made from the day to place up here as my interpretation of their day. Feel free to comment, share and enjoy!