The Long Barn Hampshire Wedding Photography
There are some weddings where the kind of moments that make my job such fun just keep on coming. Julian and Emma’s wedding earlier this summer was one such occasion. From the tears and laughter as the girls got ready, and the rush for the boys to get to the church on time, to the emotion of the ceremony, there were photo opportunities at every turn. As a reportage photographer, my role is to keep up with things as they happen, rather than to intervene and draw attention to myself. I hope that when my couples look back on their wedding pictures, they are reminded of real moments in the day, rather than how I told them to do something for the camera, or how they didn’t have time to spend with all their guests because the photography took so long. Think of me as a photographer at your wedding, rather than a wedding photographer.
It was also such a relief to arrive at the church to be greeted by one of the friendliest vicars I think I’ve ever worked with! I feel that it’s such a shame when photography is restricted in church. The cameras I use nowadays mean that I can be really discrete during the ceremony and I was so pleased to have the freedom to be able to record for Julian and Emma what is after all the most important part of the day. It was also really nice to be working with Chris from Lumiere Films who is someone that I’ve wanted to work with for a long time. His approach to wedding videography is much the same as my approach to photography, and he worked tirelessly all day, without drawing attention to himself at all.
Thank you Julian and Emma for a fantastic day. The staff at The Long Barn were brilliant, as were all your friends and family, and The Rockpins were the perfect band to raise the roof off the barn and keep the party going long into the night.