Nicola & Rory were guests at Sophie & Simon's incredible Tuscan wedding a few years back and once they became engaged, I was really excited to have been chosen to capture their day. It's the biggest compliment when friends of my couples go on to book me to photograph their wedding, especially when they have seen me working on the day. When Nicola & Rory came to my home to meet up with me; I knew instantly that I wanted to capture their day. We talked for ages and were so comfortable in each others company.
Nicola & Rory held their wedding at Great Fosters in Surrey and it was my first time shooting there. My resounding memory of this wedding was just how truly happy everyone was. As they left the church, the smiles and hugs were in abundance and there was a fantastic energy. Nicola & Rory have such lovely family and friends; many of whom helped with the wedding. Sophie & Debbie handmade the incredible cake; it was absolutely stunning and tasted amazing. Sophie also gave her veil to Nicola to wear, and it looked wonderful with her dress. This coming together of a couples loved ones is what brings the heart to every wedding and which I strive to bring alive in the images.
Family is everything; I truly believe it and it inspires me every time I pick up my camera. I'm always seeking out those big and little moments, subtle and small gestures which illustrate the relationships in our lives and those present on the wedding day. When we took our break to eat on the wedding day, Nicola's Dad came up to us to see how we were and have a chat. He was beaming and couldn't stop telling us how beautiful Nicola looked, and how amazed by her he was when he walked into the room that morning. It's these feelings, emotions and moments which make a wedding day. It's what you take away with you and remember in twenty years time. I only hope I capture those moments and feelings in my images; so my couples and their loved ones never forget them.
I can't say enough good things about these two; they made my job a joy! Nicola sent me the most wonderful message upon seeing her images; words that mean the world to me and reinforce why this is such a wonderful and meaningful job. Thank you to Nicola & Rory for inviting me to capture their day.
A massive thank you to my incredible long time friend Nicki Drab for her help on this wedding. You are a true rockstar assistant and I love having you around! xx