Milly & Mike’s wedding
Milly & Mike had a really lovely country wedding on Milly's family farm. I was joined by my talented and downright outstanding colleague, Isabel Maria, who provided 5 hours of additional coverage from Mike's preparations up to half way through the drinks reception. I had quite a substantial number of group photos to get through, and so the use of a talented second photographer meant that we were able to get good coverage of the drinks reception as well as offering a second perspective on the ceremony and getting coverage of Mike and his ushers in the morning.
My 10 hours of coverage started with Milly in the morning, before heading over to the nearby village church. The priest was quite specific about were we could and couldn't operate; I'm always happy to play by the "house rules" and keep the priest on side - I've heard of photographers overstepping the mark on many occasion, which has been known to have an impact on the ceremony and made life difficult for future photographers (and couples) too. I really like to work with priests to find the best way for me to discretely cover the ceremony and leave a positive impression.
We had a few quick family groups at the church, immediately after the ceremony, before the rest of the guests had a chance to exit the church. Isabel & I were then able to get some really lovely documentary images of the congregation congratulating the newlyweds before a wonderfully expressive confetti throw. Milly & Mike took a rather unconventional mode of transport back to the farm, on the back of a tractor!
While Isabel got some fantastic images of the drinks reception, I took the couple for a quick relaxed portrait session in the nearby barley fields. I then worked my way through the list of group photos. The weather brought everyone into the beautifully decorated marquee, where the celebrations continued into the night.