I was really looking forward to seeing Anna and Stephen again, we’d had a fun engagement shoot in Cambridge a couple of months ago and I knew their Gaynes Park wedding would be great fun. I turned up a little early so filled my time with a bit of a wander round to get some detail shots and then presented myself at the Apple Loft to say hello to the girls … no-one there. It turned out the M25 had been shut that morning and everyone was having to detour around it. 20 minutes later Anna arrived, to her credit not as stressed by the traffic as she could have been – on with the preparations. Anna and Steve had a few suprises in store for each other before the ceremony – Anna had made a welcome sign displayed at the entrance of the Orangery and Steve had left another little message for Anna in the gardens for her to find as she walked to the ceremony. Add to that a ‘bride’s selection’ of sweets and some crockery that Anna had set her heart on and Steve had built up quite the collection of brownie points before the wedding even started !
Anna walked up the aisle on her fathers arm and into the Orangery for the ceremony and left on Steve’s, where a cup of tea was waiting for him in favour of champagne … apparently Gaynes Park got through three tea urns at their wedding, where normally one would do ! Everyone enjoyed the afternoon sunshine in the gardens and we snuck away for a few shots alone before their wedding breakfast in the Gather Barn.
Congrats Anna and Steve !
They said ..
For us, we could not have found a photographer more understanding, more talented and more in tune with his clients than you. On our very first meeting on our engagement shoot you managed to transform two insecure giggling wrecks in front of the camera into two people who felt completely at ease on their wedding day. This is due to your excellent sense of humour, and your calm and professional manner. From our engagement shoot you completely ‘got us’ -the bride to be slightly insane and the groom who didn’t have a clue how to stand and what to do with his arm!
Your photographs of our day overwhelmed us and took our breath away. Our guests have even commented that they are the best wedding photographs that they have ever seen and we could not agree more.
You truly captured every aspect of our wedding and with each click the next photo was just as beautiful if not more beautiful than the previous one. Each photo encapsulated the essence of us as a couple and of our story from the initial morning anxiety to the the love, the laughter, the friendships, the joy and the whirlwind magic that we felt. We absolutely loved our day and that has been translated in all of your photographs.
Duncan, from the bottom of our hearts, we really cannot thank you enough. Thank you for coping with us on our engagement shoot, for dealing with an Italian mother and for holding your own against a bride who trusted you with her wedding dress whilst she was getting her make up done! Most importantly however, thank you for giving us photos that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. We feel it’s going to be an impossible task to choose just 100 of them!
We truly do wish you the very best and again, thank you so very very much.
Anna and Stephen xx
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