Mr & Mrs Godfrey
People often ask me when photographing them what’s the best part to my job and I always think in depth to my answer as I can never be truly sure! You see as one of Bristol’s most successful wedding photographers, I get to capture every moment of your day and therefore I get to witness the emotions that the bride, groom, family and friends experience when it comes to saying ‘I will’.
For the case of Carley & Dan it was a real privilege to be chosen to capture their special day. On the 24th September the alarm clock rang and I set off on my way to meet the beautiful bride as shot got ready.
A wedding photographer is always apprehensive on the morning of the wedding as naturally the bride will always be nervous, so you never know what to expect. Lets be honest, if you’ve been planning this day for your whole life you just want it to run smoothly, and no matter what you thought of just the smallest think can cause a major issue! Fortunately, when i was greeted at the door this wasn’t going to happen! Carley looked absolutely stunning and I immediately got my camera out to capture the morning.
When I get to capture images which aren’t staged it really helps to give the gift of memories. Whilst taking photographs I was lucky that it was so clam and relaxed, I really was able to go about my job in ease. From capturing the bride, bridesmaids and children it was so natural and they all look beautiful. However, like any bride as the time loomed nearer to the ceremony the nerves naturally kicked in. It was time for Carley to arrive in style, and what better way than a gorgeous vintage car! With the weather holding out the roof was down and I managed to capture some of the beautiful bride in her stunning dress. It’s these photographs that will alway hold special memories for Carley especially, she looked like a princess.
The ceremony was held at Parish Church Keynsham and it was a truly spectacular venue and occasion. Like I have said in previous blogs no two weddings are ever the same but this will always stay in my memory due to all the love and support that the happy couple had. It was a real family occasion where everybody was pleased to witness the couples marriage. I was able to take photographs throughout the ceremony without getting noticed too much. This added to the real emotions which are caught in my photographic style and I’m sure when looking back the happy couple will enjoy seeing all their family and friends reactions!
With the vowels done and the registry signed it was time for the real traditional side of a wedding photographer kick in! Naturally, everyone wanted to congratulate the happy couple but I was able to capture the confetti shots and more importantly all those pictures of them with their family and close friends. These are the memories I am sure they will look back and reminisce over. With the traditional photos caught we opted to get use of that beautiful vintage car and we were able to get some wonderful images of the new Mr & Mrs in a more staged environment. It was lovely to capture these moments and it was clear to see how in love they are!
With the wedding ceremony over it was time to capture the celebrations. The venue was beautifully set out and it was a credit to all the planning that went on! With the speeches as well as the first dance caught on camera it was so wonderful to be involved in the event and being able to capture the friends, family and mischievous children having a brilliant time celebrating the happy couple.
Wishing the new Mr & Mrs Godfrey every happiness in the future
Author:Marcin Nowakowski 24 September 2016