Nicky and Steve’s wedding day was full of fun, laughter, tears of joy and a beautiful sunset that was the idyllic backdrop to their ‘time alone’ wedding photographs.
I started the day at Nicky and Steve’s home to get some natural photographs of the Bridal preparations. Nicky was nervous but calm, as expected from a Bride on her wedding day. She had lot’s of support from her closest friends and family which made for some lovely photographs for their story. After capturing a couple of hours with the Bridal Party it was time to head over to the church to meet up with Steve and his family. The church itself, Holy Trinity, is set on the Gosport waterfront and from the outside looks like any other church, however when you go inside it is breathtaking. There are pillars either side of the aisle which on first inspection look like regular pillars however when you look closer you see it is a disguise for 12 huge oak trees which were there many years before the church itself.
The Groomsmen photographs went very quickly which allowed Steve to go and entertain his and Nicky’s guests which had just started to arrive. Some lovely moments occurred in this section as there is so much anticipation from everyone at the wedding awaiting the arrival of the Bride. Nicky’s arrival did not disappoint and she looked absolutely radiant with Steve’s reaction one that I will not forget for a long time (the phrase ‘the cat that got the cream’ springs to mind!!). The service was beautiful and threw up some lovely moments to photograph, in particular the moment when the vicar produced the wrong ring to Steve to give to Nicky was a wonderful unique moment which is an integral cog in telling their story.
After the ceremony it was time to move onto The Alverbank Hotel and after quickly doing the group photographs of the family we moved onto our first ‘time alone’ in the woods attached to this beautiful wedding venue. Nicky and Steve then enjoyed their wedding breakfast before the speeches taking place directly afterwards.
There was then the most amazing sunset and as we were by the sea I wanted to take full advantage of this beautiful setting. The collection of these photographs are stunning and I know both Nicky and Steve are thrilled with what we achieved. Very relaxed and informal, just capturing the love between the two of them in a beautiful sunsetting backdrop over looking the Isle of Wight – Gorgeous 🙂
When we made our way back up to the venue Nicky and Steve’s evening guests were arriving and it was time to party. The kids at the wedding were having a great time in the marquee, playing and dragging themselves around on the dance floor. Before I knew it the time for the throwing of the bouquet and the first dance were upon us and Nicky and Steve’s beautiful story was complete.
I get to photograph weddings in all areas of the country from Hampshire, Surrey and Yorkshire to Italy and Mexico. I love working with new clients and watching the reaction of current ones when they see the photographs I have produced, reliving every moment of their wedding day as the slideshow of photographs rolls on in front of them.
My wedding photography is very natural, telling the story of your wedding day as it unfolds. If you are an engaged couple and are looking for a wedding photographer for your special day, please take a look at my website gallery for samples of my work and the photography packages that I offer. Alternatively you can get in touch to check on my availability, it would be lovely to hear from you.
I hope you enjoy the photographs below of the magical day that Nicky and Steve shared.