Monday, 24 November 2008

Clair and Danny's wedding

Clair and Danny's wedding at the Buxted Park Hotel, 15th Sept 08

Getting ready.....

What a beautiful day!

It was a gorgeous sunny day with not a cloud in the sky as I set off to Clairs Mums to take photos of her and the Brides maids getting ready. Clair is a lovely, fun person and I was filled with excitement at the day that lay ahead. When I arrived Clair was as calm as a cucumber, sometimes Brides get a bit nervous but I'm great at calming down frazzled nerves and love making people feel comfortable and confident.

Clair looked absolutely stunning as she came down the stairs after getting ready. Some of her family and friends had come over from South Africa and the joy was written all over their faces to be part of her special day! After leaving Clair getting into the car I whizzed off to Buxted Park so I would get there in good time for her arrival and photos of the ceremony.

The ceremony took place in the beautiful orangery at Buxted park, where the sun streamed in through the huge glass windows, filling the room with a golden light.

Clair and Danny had decided that they wanted a combination of reportage style or photojournalist style which captures the moment with a minimum of posed photos to ensure that they could spend the day enjoying themselves with their guests. With this in mind I kept the posed couple photo session down to ten minutes as I always capture some great photos within this time and would also get some great reportage photos too.

Posed photos...

During the day I captured some fab reportage photos....

Meet the family
I also had fun taking photos of Clair's family, an excellent opportunity to capture Clair's mum and her brother who had come over from South Africa especially. Clair's mum Karin and dad Clive had not had a formal photo taken together since their wedding!

Details matter..
The decorations had all been laid out in the orangery prior to the wedding breakfast, I always like to capture these details too as Clair has spent ages choosing what to have. These photos are great keep sakes of what the room looked like.

The very tasty wedding breakfast

Clair and Danny had asked me to join them and their guests for the wedding breakfast, and I sat down with Clair's sister for a lovely meal! The food at Buxted is fantastic and the staff are always so accommodating, it's a great place!

I'm so lucky....
All too soon it was the end of a wonderful day for me as I took some final pictures of Clair and Danny having their first dance as a married couple. As a gave them both a hug and a kiss goodbye I thought as I do often how lucky I am to be part of an amazing day and to use my creativity to take photos that they will have as memories forever.

The pictures where ready for Danny and Clair within 2 weeks, they loved the photos......

"Thank you so much for capturing our wedding day exactly as we wanted!" Clair and Danny

If you have any questions or comments on this wedding day please let me know, I'd love to hear what you think. Or I am available for advice, give me a call 01273 507966/ 0774 8901188.