East Sussex - Alex & Adam
Alex & Adam's wedding was the last wedding I photographed before the first lockdown was announced that very evening during their reception in March 2020. It was a brisk day at Crowhurst Park. However, it didn't detract from family and friends making the most out of a lovely day.
Alex & Adam are many of the hard-working individuals in the NHS during this difficult time. I met Alex at one of the many wedding fayres I have advertised at. All Saint's Chapel in Eastbourne (Also a striking venue I very much would love to capture a wedding) What Alex loved about the photography was my relaxed approach to capturing a couple's special day that they can look back on for years to come. I sometimes have time to set up for portraits. However, The majority of capturing the day is still very much documentary.
I arrived in the morning at Alex's parent's where bridal prep took place along with the bridesmaids. A touching moment to the morning was a charming white terrier dressed in a bow tie!
Alex had a stunning wedding dress which had lace throughout. A personal favourite of mine when it comes to wedding fashion.
Alex & Adam celebrated their day at Crowhurst Park outside Battle which sits within 170 acres of land. The ceremony (the Archers Room) room, Beautifully set out with loads of light flooding into the room, With a clean, simple colour pallet of purples and blues throughout the room which followed into the reception room. After the ceremony, I took Alex and Adam off for a small couples shoot. If at my client's request I do little and often approach which lasts around thirty mins tops.
It was very brisk outside so we headed back inside where guests were milling around before the reception room was set up. The reception room had nice amounts of light and mirrors on each side of the room. I love to use the reflections in mirrors to capture something different during the speeches.
The evening was fun with a photo booth for guests to take pictures. The best part of the evening was Alex and Adam had prepared a dance together that wasn't your typical bride and groom dance and the guest loved it. If you know what a "Carlton dance" is you will get the gist.
I generally try my best to document quietly away with some talking. However, I spotted a fellow Fujifilm user/photographer. We conversed about how Fujifilm have changed the market and game when it comes to a compact camera system with frankly the best glass I have ever had the pleasure of using.
On a technical side note, This wedding was the first time I had a new lens added to the kitbag last year. The Fujinon 23mm ƒ/2.0. The immediate thing I noticed about this lens was the sharp focus and how quietly the motor worked. It's compact unforgiving in low light and produced some of the sharpest images I've experienced since switching to Fujifilm.
Here are a few of my favourites capturing the narrative of their day and slideshow.
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