I love that my clients break the so called ‘wedding rules’.

These unspoken rules dictate that we should all arrive, witness and leave in an orderly fashion. The day must unfold with military precision and not stray from the traditionally accepted norms. Similar to that outdated venue you visited, who were going to make you choose your suppliers from a prescribed list – and no doubt sent you running for the hills – the idea is to make your wedding a well oiled machine.

I was really taken back by the level of personal detail and meaning that Gemma & Robert put into their wedding day. And I think it really shows… when the occasion isn’t there just to ‘show off’ to friends, to ‘treat’ work colleages, or for one person to be the centre of attention… but when every element of the day is intertwined with beautiful ideas that mean something to you both. Where all the guests share a personal history with you. That’s when the day becomes an intimate celebration of love, and is such an honor to be able to photograph.
In the late afternoon, Gemma & Robert surprised her parent’s with a carved oak post inscribed with a thank. A really lovely moment!
Their entire wedding day was held at the family home Gemma grew up in. I’ve been fortunate to photograph many weddings at family homes, and I absolutely love the symbolic placement of the day.

It seems almost every week I’m asked if I get provided with food at the weddings I’m commissioned for, and it’s long been a hotly debated topic amongst photographers (not always for the right reasons – more on this later). So let’s slice through all the kerfuffle and spill the beans on this one. For…

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