Frances and Martin’s wedding at Our Lady & St John’s Catholic Church in Sudbury.
Not everyone wants a large or lavish wedding, some aim for something a little more modest a little more low key but something which is very significant to them and those close to them. Not everyone wants the bells and whistles wedding photography, with lots of images of the bridal preparation, detail shots, stylish portraits, speeches, dancing, fireworks etc.
That was the case with Frances and Martin, a wonderful couple who were married at Our Lady & St John’s Catholic Church in Sudbury. Both had been married previously and were having a fairly intimate wedding with family and close friends.
When it came to their wedding photography they didn’t want any photographs taken whilst they were getting ready or at the reception, they just wanted images taken at the church and it was an absolute pleasure for me to take the photographs for them.
I met Martin, outside the church, prior to the ceremony, together with his best man / men Gavin and Noel and the groomsmen where we did some individual portraits as well as some fun shots of the ‘boys together’.
When Frances arrived it really was a picture, she arrived in fantastic vintage wedding car ( sorry I’m not good with cars and can’t tell you exactly what it was) and she looked absolutely amazing in her wedding dress, as did her two daughters, Julie and Sarah who were her bridesmaids.
This was the first time I had photographed a wedding at Our Lady & St John’s Catholic Church and it really was a beautiful church. There was some wonderful light inside and a nice little balcony area which a great place to take some ‘different’ photo’s.
Frances and Martin requested quite a few formal groups shots and the front steps of the church provided an ideal backdrop to take them. I then took some final shots as they left in the car.
Here’s another amazing little story for you. About two months before Frances and Martin’s wedding I met with a couple from Ipswich, Liz & Ollie, who booked me to photograph their wedding in August this year. It was only during conversation that it came out that Liz’s dad was getting married in a two months’ time and guess who her dad turned out to be? None other than Martin, and they had no idea at that time that they had hired me to photograph their wedding. What was also amazing is that whilst chatting with Liz and Ollie I showed them a slide show from a previous wedding, Jade & Dave and it turns out that Liz used to work with Jade some years ago – small world.
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