David and Emily contacted me earlier last year, via a referral from a previous client, for their South Farm wedding photography. It’s always fantastic when I meet new couples referred to me by my previous couples! We scheduled a pre-wedding shoot at Dulwich College and it was great to get to know them better and make some lovely pictures in a chilled out environment at such a fabulous location.
Come the wedding day, I set off very bright and early one late December Saturday to photograph some of Emily’s getting ready shots at her local hairdresser in Potton, before moving on to her home. Although we were in the depths of winter and just past the shortest day of the year, it was a glorious, sunny day and we couldn’t have asked for more!
The service was held at the church just a short drive from Emily’s home. It’s great photographing couples who really show their feelings and the look in both David and Emily’s eyes when she entered the church with her father was one to behold. Those are the little once in a lifetime moments which photographs can capture and one of the reasons I really love what I do.
After the service we all made our way to South Farm. As David and Emily set off just before I did, I raced off and managed to overtake them on the way. I was anxious to get there well before them as I really wanted to photograph their entrance to the venue, flanked by rows of trees either side. I made it in good time, grabbed my cameras and ran over to photograph them driving in, lying on the ground for the best angle as usual – my dry cleaning bill is significant, but well worth it!
After a drinks reception and the formals, everyone made their way into the reception hall, passing the animals which were lucky enough to still be wandering about and not being served up to everyone that night! The very cute little pigs do end up on dinner plates! After some very moving speeches by Emily’s father, David and his brother the best man, we popped out for a short couple shoot and then it was party time! The ceilidh band was absolutely brilliant and had everyone dancing away to their routines! Ceilidh bands are different and not seen too often at weddings, but I can highly recommend having one as they are loads of fun! David and Emily were an absolute joy to work with and South Farm was a fantastic new venue for me to photograph their wedding at.