As a Croydon wedding photographer, I was grateful to get a rare opportunity for me to shoot a wedding that was local to me, and in the middle of this long, hot, not-very-English summer, this Woldingham School wedding was a scorcher! Starting off at Steph’s family home, the girls chilled out with that most unconventional pre-wedding combination of bubbly and biryani – in between hair, makeup and last minute shaving of legs. A beautiful ceremony followed at St Gertrude’s, a church hidden on the backstreets of South Croydon but unveils itself in Tardis like proportions once you step inside. The four string quartet were lovely, the priest lively! Woldingham School really is a grand venue. The old building is set in 700 acres of fields and nestled right in the middle of perfectly manicured gardens. Huge windows let in plentiful light, the dark corners sucked it in.
Couples book me because my visual approach to wedding reportage appeals to them. They have a steadfast belief that wedding photos are more than ‘just’ the big moments but are full of layers and nuances and character – just like the guests! Steph and Tony gave me creative freedom to do my own thing and nothing gets my creative juices flowing more, than to be allowed to imprint my own view of the world on one of the most momentous days of their lives. Thanks so much, guys!