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19th August 2013

Sam and Shan’s Fabulous Wedding Day

What can I say, it was an absolute pleasure to work and spend the day with this lovely, creative couple and their family and friends.  Some days the magic just happens:  a collision of great weather, stunning venue, creative minds and fabulous beautiful people.

The vicar deserves a mention – she was just fantastic, so engaging with genuine warmth towards Sam and Shan – the service really set the scene for the rest of the day.  The venue was Preston Court, near Canterbury – a wonderful place with a chapel, carousel, steam engines, gypsy caravan, an island surrounded by a lake and a beautiful barn kitted out with huge working, fairground organs. Take a look at http://www.prestoncourt.co.uk/home.html

 

Sam and Shan gave me the freedom to try out some ideas I had and did not restrict me with a long set shot list, allowing me to capture the day as it unfolded.  Shan’s dad is a successful French photographer (no pressure there then!) but was absolutely delightful and very supportive on the day.

Shan is about to embark on a new wedding styling business and judging by the fantastic job she did on her own wedding, I am sure that she will be very successful.  I have posted some of my personal favourite images below, including one of Tom (Sam’s best man) and Charlie, whose wedding I photographed a couple of years ago and are now expecting their first baby – congrats to you both. X

Thanks everyone for making our day so enjoyable & successful – I love my job!

 

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Shan says

“Thanks for the links.  The pictures are great, I had actually forgotten about some of the shots we did, like dancing in the Pagoda on the island, and I think those images have come out really beautifully! And the ones in the gypsy caravan are particular favourites. Sam loves his boys shots as well the colours/tones are lovely.  To be honest though there are just so many amazing photos I’m not sure how we will choose ;-)….and the steam engine shots…………

We are really glad you enjoyed the day, we know how hard you worked.  We had the best day ever, and its so amazing to look through the photos and see so many happy faces. I have to say one of our funniest memories was when we were on the carousel with you, you were facing us on the horse in front trying to shoot, but hating the fact that the horse was moving up and down. Your face was priceless, I think Sam and I were BOTH crying with laughter.”