New Year’s Eve Wedding Photography
“If you find a job you love, you’ll never work again..” Those words are by Winston Churchill, and never were truer words spoken, particularly when I found myself shooting Claire and Dominic’s New Year’s Eve wedding photography at the Tithe Barn in Hampshire. I also happen to be sat here on a Sunday morning reminiscing and writing this blog post, but it still doesn’t feel like work! I really do love what I do, and feel so privileged to be able to witness days like this in peoples’ lives and document it for them. As there was at the other new year’s eve wedding I photographed a few years ago, there was also a very special buzz among the other wedding suppliers, making the whole day a real joy to be a part of.
After starting my coverage of the day with Dom and the boys enjoying a few drinks at the pub, it was off to meet Claire who was having the finishing touches put to her makeup, and calming her nerves, before making the short journey in a very nice E-Type Jaguar from The Angel Hotel in Midhurst to the Barn. Although I’ve photographed weddings at the Tithe Barn at all times of year, it is a particularly good choice as a winter wedding venue. It’s size alone will take your breath away the first time you see it, and wow all your guests, but it’s also a blank canvas to decorate however you want. I’ve see the barn styled in many different ways, but it was a real treat to see elegant fairy lights spanning the width or the barn, and other details provided by Linen & Lace . There was even a whisky bar on the mezzanine overlooking the rest of the barn.
I hope you’ll forgive me if in this blog post I’ve included a few more party shots than I would do normally. Whenever couples employ a live band to perform at their wedding you can guarantee a packed dance floor throughout the night. Add to this the New Year celebrations and, in Festival Sons, a band that really knew how to work the crowd, and it truly was a night to remember.