Is This The Most Romantic Pandemic Wedding Ever...?
There Are Weddings, And Then There Are Weddings...
Hi team, here I am at my rather lovely new MacBook Air, still in a bit of fizz about the wedding industry. Four days away from Boris' big announcement and having panicked emails from worried couples hourly. It's not nice, it's scary, and frankly, I could quite quickly turn into a miserable git.
However, I know for all this stress the last year has brought, I have had some incredible highs.
Today's wedding is one such high.
Getting Married In Wellies And Barbour Jackets
The hardest bit of the Panny-D for me was my clients - every date which had to move, every announcement of more limited numbers etc., felt like a stab to the heart for them and me. I think out of all these weddings, Lee-Anna & Jono's had the most bumps. Nothing could ever stick; so many plans came and went. At one point, they were getting married at Burgh Island Hotel. Then more locally at various locations, but in the end, they got married in their wellies at their local church St Michael's, in the ludicrously gorgeous Cotswold village of Great Comberton. From my end, nothing could have been more perfect.
Because of all the changes. The disappointment of things not being able to go ahead beforehand, on the day the only people who knew the wedding was going forward were Lee-Anna, Jono, the vicar (who was so lovely - I hope you read this!!) and the string quartet. I went under the guise of doing a family shoot.
The plan was to walk through the village, via the church and spring the surprise. Thankfully, Lee-Anna couldn't keep her nerve, and I didn't have to pretend to be Leonardo Dicaprio. Acting was never my strong point!
As I write this, I am in somewhat of a reflective mood. Pre Panny-D, my life and the weddings I shot were getting enormous. I found myself in palaces, castles abroad, hanging with people off the tele-box - It was mad. Here I am 12 months later, photographing people getting married in their wellies, with steamed up glasses. I have honestly never felt more joy or love at a wedding.
If this time has taught me anything, weddings are about two people wanting to share their lives. My job is to capture it as well as I can. It's as simple as that.
For all the stress, upset, and turmoil of this time, I will miss moments like this. They're historic, and very few mediums document history better than photography.
As always, thank you so very much for stopping by. I hope you like Lee-Anna & Jono's photos as much as I did taking them.
All the best,
Oh my word... James. You f*cking smashed the tits off it!!!!!
We absolutely love all of them. You’re amazing.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Xxx
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