It is not very often that during May we have torrential rain all day however the heaven’s opened for Lydia and Pete’s wedding day but that did not effect their spirits or the gorgeous Rhinefield House wedding photography that we achieved. As a Hampshire wedding photographer you have to be prepared for every eventuality. Come rain or shine you have to produce imagery that the couple will love and in doing so allowing them to remember how remarkable their special day was. With my style of photography being documentary based this allows me to tell the story of a wedding day through pictures capturing the special moments that happen throughout the wedding day and these moments just keep coming throughout Lydia and Pete’s buzzing wedding at Rhinefield House.
Lydia was so calm and collected throughout the whole day taking everything in her stride, not fazed buy the storms outside the window. Her and Pete are a match made in heaven and had thought of everything from gorgeous pastel bridesmaid dresses…
To excellent gifts for the Bridesmaids in bespoke mugs and gorgeous dressing gowns…
In a nutshell Lydia and Pete’s wedding was such fun to photograph with amazing guests and an atmosphere that every documentary wedding photographer dreams of. Yes, there was rain but you aren’t getting married to admire the weather, it is about one thing and one thing only – to get married to that special someone. As I work at Rhinefield House a lot – 40+ weddings in the last 18 months – I receive a lot of questions from couples asking ‘what do you do if it rains?’. I simply tell them that it is a wedding day and not a photo shoot, I let things happen naturally and allow you to enjoy the day with your guests, just like a wedding on a hot sunny day but rest assured I will always produce a collection of photographs that you will love. For the group photographs that couples request I have portable studio lights and choose somewhere within he venue that has enough space for the size of the groups. Below are a couple of examples from Lydia and Pete’s day and The big group had 106 people in it too – now that was a challenge 😉
The rain did eventually stop – at 20.45 – as I was packing away my cameras and I quickly grabbed the couple to get 15 minutes around the grounds as the sun set on this fun and enjoyable wedding day in the New Forest.
For Lydia and Pete’s selection of photographs I am going to do something a little different and show everything in black and white as there was such an abundance of emotion throughout the day and for me black and white imagery is so powerful when the emotion is like this. Enjoy.
If you have are getting married at this stunning New Forest wedding venue please feel free to get in touch to check on my availability for your special day. Alternatively if would like to see more of my Rhinefield House wedding photography please head over to Sophie & Adam’s winter wedding from 2015 it’s a cracker – no pun intended ;).