Apr 21st, 2016

“The truth of the story lies in the details.”
― Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies

There is so much detail and preparation that goes into a wedding these days which is crucial to document as a photographer. Favours, flowers, table decorations, love signs, and for Maria and Mo, lego table numbers, postcards to personalise, Jurassic Park theme tune to walk down the aisle as a married couple to and much more which made their special day personal to them. A second photographer can be key to making sure a wedding is documented as best as possible. Someone to get an alternative perspective of the day. Sometimes for larger weddings this is especially important and I had the opportunity to work for the fantastic photographer Angela Ward Brown for Maria and Mo’s wedding at Painshill Park.

It was a fantastic opportunity for me to gain some experience, learning how to get the best from a wedding when you are working with pretty much everything but the couple. Angela covered the bridal preparations and the couple session during the day and the shots are absolutely amazing so check out her website www.angelawardbrown.com. Meanwhile I tried to document the smaller details of the day. It was a great day of trying to portray the journey and story. It can be a challenge to capture the guests without being too repetitive and instead trying to push creativity but, I was really proud of the outcome and I hope that Maria and Mo are too. It is important that the couple can look back on their wedding day with nostalgia and be able to see some of the moments that maybe they missed.

“Everything but the couple”

I hope that Angela, Maria and Mo are happy with the outcome. Maria and Mo made me feel so welcome and I thank them for that so much. I was happy to see a few of my photos sitting amongst Angela’s shots in the gallery and they felt as one. That was a great achievement for me. I can’t wait to work with her again, and again, and again! Thanks Ange. x