Kate and Ewan were married during the month of September 2023 in the South Wales village of Llangan. The ceremony was performed at the church of St Canna,  the same church that Kate’s parents were married in. They are also fortunate enough to have the family home within walking distance. So once the groom and all the guests had been safely secured within the church walls, Kate and her family were able to walk along the country road for the marriage ceremony. Luckily it was a gloriously sunny day and a few of the local villagers greeted them at the church gate to wish them good luck. After the ceremony the church path was lined with confetti throwing guests as the bride and groom led them towards the family home where the reception was to be hosted in the garden.

Kate had been a bridesmaid at a wedding I photographed twelve years ago, so it was lovely to see her again. And I was very pleased my approach of ‘nothing too staged’ has that timeless quality that my work is still relevant over a decade later. Actually I still have some images of that wedding on this journal, Lorna and Richard, were married at Peterstone Court. Obviously the technology of digital cameras and editing software has improved over the last twelve years, but the ethos of telling the story of the day through capturing unposed moments during the day is as relevant today as ever. Kate and Ewan asked for similar approach to their friend’s wedding from 2011, this pretty much means being free to enjoy the day without the obtrusive instruction from a photographer. At their discretion, a few family and friends group photographs were captured, as were some natural portraits of the bride and groom as they strolled through a field whilst it was cloaked with the warmth of a late summer evening sun. But these are unhindered by overly posing, more just a suggestion to go stand in that nice light and I will shoot around them as they have a chat about the day. On the day I worked with the wedding videographer Lara Elliott also the marquee was provided by County Marquees.

 

“These images are brilliant and we cannot wait to have a look through them properly.”

 

 

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