Well it only took 3 years of this but I finally got to shoot a wedding in my home village of Glasson… and not just in any old venue. No, I was back in Wineport, 15 years since my time there as their head of hygiene and environmental planning (or ‘kitchen porter’ to some). That little footnote aside, it was amazing to revisit Wineport. Everything from the food, the style, the people, the lake. It’s all you could want from a wedding day. I was so excited when Karen and Stephen (footnote #2, I went to school with Stephen!) asked me to be part of their wedding there.
The excitment didn’t stop just with the prospect of being in Wineport. As we spoke in the months leading up to the date, it quickly became appparant that Karen and Stephen were going to be a dream couple to shoot. We had to scale back a bit on the number of sites to visit (there was a ceremony to get back to after all), but between the first look, the ruins of a local church, and a stop off in ‘the local’ I couldn’t ask for more. Karen and Stephen were just one of those couples who were made to be put in front of a camera. Their first look on the pier is one of the sweetest, most natural moments I’ve enjoyed in my time shooting weddings…. even if I was living with the fear of “did I take one step to the left or two” and going for a bit of a swim.
Most of all my memory from this day is the request to take a dusk photo under the tree at the front of Wineport with the hanging lights. A beautiful idea but more importantly one with a such a personal story behind it and I’m so glad to have been a part of that.
Thank you Karen and Stephen for having me on your day, and thank you too to your families for making me so welcome.