An overcast day in June was the setting for Gemma and Jamie’s Rhinefield House wedding and a chance to get some stunning Hampshire wedding photography for the new Mr and Mrs Jones. A day full of laughter and happiness with the couples two little girls taking a staring role as flower girls for the day – too cute!!
My day started at Gemma’s parents home in Fawley to capture some photograph of the morning preparations including her two gorgeous little girls. There were some lovely moments as the two girls hid behind the furniture trying to avoid the camera. A few peaks over the arms of the chair and from under tables made for some gorgeous documentary photographs while Gemma and the rest of her Bridesmaids prepared for the day ahead around them.
The short trip to Fawley All Saints Church soon followed to where I would meet Jamie and his Groomsmen for a couple of photographs before the ceremony. This church is a gorgeous setting for any wedding but it was made extra special by the fact that Gemma’s parents got married there some 30 years previous. An emotional day ahead for sure with the ceremony being the pinnacle.
Gemma was glowing as she and her Bridal party made their way to the church and after capturing a specific photograph of her arriving (the same photograph that her mum had at her wedding in the same setting) I whizzed inside the church to capture the Bridal party’s entrance. One of Gemma and Jamie’s children, as soon as she saw her daddy, beamed and as she reached the alter gave him a huge cuddle which was one of my favourite moments from their beautiful ceremony.
A cracking confetti shot followed the ceremony and then a drive through the New Forest to the ever stunning Rhinefield House Hotel. The drinks reception followed very quickly and as the clouds began to thicken I quickly took the couple around the grounds for their personal photographs. The speeches followed after the wedding breakfast and were absolutely perfect with Jamie cracking jokes and the Best Man bringing out props from the stag do much to the amusement of the couple and their guests.
As the couples youngest daughter clung to her Mummy & Daddy pretty much throughout the first dance I couldn’t help but think what a perfect moment this is. Capturing weddings is not just a vocation for me it is experiencing the emotions that people are feeling at the time you capture that special moment. When that moment happens, a moment like during Gemma and Jamie’s first dance, you can’t help but resonate wholeheartedly with what you are experiencing in front of you.
Before long it was time for me to pack my cameras away and say goodbye to the new Mr & Mrs Jones. Another wedding at Rhinefield House, yes, but one that took me on a wonderful emotional rollercoaster like no other.
For this wedding I wanted to show the photofilm that was produced for the couple a few days after their wedding. It’s only 3 minutes long so have a break, sit back and enjoy the ride, I know I did.