The summer of 2020 will be remembered for a lot of things, not all good, but one silver lining is the small handful of weddings that persevered. Most have been like today, the ceremony of Hazel and Tom was witnessed by a limited number of family and close friends and only required photographic coverage for a couple of hours. Ceredigion in West Wales is quite a distance to travel from my home for a short length of coverage, though at the prospect of creating some Mwnt Church wedding photography, it is well worth the journey. It has to be one of the most unique churches in the UK, perched on the cliff top over looking the beach as winds blow across from the Irish Sea. On this day 26th September 2020, the coronavirus restrictions meant masks were to be worn inside the church by all attendees except from the immediate wedding party. This meant trying to take photographs whilst the mask forced my breath to fog over the viewfinder, luckily modern digital cameras have the option shoot from the back lcd screen. After the marriage ceremony the newlyweds, set up a picnic table just outside the church. Braving the occasional brisk wind they served their wedding guests homemade chocolate cake and champagne to help celebrate the occasion. Just before my time with the happy couple expired we took a quick stroll over to the cliff top to gain a view of the sea below, where some family photographs were taken before I left them to enjoy the remainder of the day.
“Sacha is a true professional and master of his craft. He is incredibly easy to work with both in the run up to and on the big day, he just turned up, could see I was in the middle of frantically getting the church ready and just went to work. He is able to take images that are natural and capture the moment without it feeling staged, he also finishes them to a extremely high standard. He was also exceptionally understanding as our wedding had to be cancelled and re-arranged due to Covid-19. I genuinely couldn’t recommend him highly enough.”
Hazel & Tom