I photographed the marriage of Abigail and Caitlin on 18th June 2022. My day started with the bridal preparations of Abi. Where I was greeted by two shy but inquisitive cats at their home in Bassaleg, South Wales. Abi was a bridesmaid at Rebbeca and Matthew’s wedding which I had photographed a few years ago. Today Rebecca was returning the favour. This same sex marriage had the bonus of two bridal preparations. I then travelled a short distance to see Caitlin, where she was getting ready at a nearby farmhouse owned by her family. The formalities were completed at Mansion House in Newport, where the city council registrars are based. Though the rain did keep the festivities inside it did allow the use of their rainbow coloured umbrellas. Though the majority of the day and festivities were to hosted back on the family owned farm. By the time we reached the field where the reception was to be held, there was a dry spell long enough to allow for a picturesque confetti run through the woods, as the brides led their guests to the tipis pitched in a clearing. Here the family had been hard at work, with a homemade bar, hay bale seats, and beer on tap all of which were dressed in fairy lights that made for a festival atmosphere. And even though the showers would occasionally fall, there was not enough rain in the sky to dampen these high spirits. The best weddings do tend to be the ones were the newlyweds personalities are allowed to shine through. That is one of the reasons where a more natural, candid approach in wedding photography pays dividends. The images are then a storytelling pictorial record of the day, rather than a set of preconceived ideas and poses.
“Sacha was our photographer for our wedding in June. He was excellent and made us feel at ease for the whole day. He blended in and took so many natural shots. The photos are beautiful, would highly recommend.”