Sarah and Lawrence’s wedding day
Taking place at Hartsfield Manor in Betchworth, Surrey, it was an absolute pleasure to photograph Sarah and Lawrence’s wedding.
My coverage started shortly before the ceremony, which was a lovely service with a few laughs here and there.
From there, the couple and their guests went outside to enjoy a few canapes in the sun. I’m not sure what it is, but every time I shoot a wedding at Hartsfield Manor, the weather is always really sunny. Must be a lucky charm.
The Wedding Breakfast
After a few portraits, the guests headed indoors for the wedding breakfast and speeches. The table plan featured album covers from the couples favourite albums, including Neil Diamonds “12 Songs” – in my humble opinion, an underrated gem!
From there, there was a number of speeches. But undeniably, the highlight of these was when the couple opened a letter from their doctor revealing whether they’re baby was a boy or a girl. Quite an emotional highlight for everybody and a lovely moment to capture.
After the meal and speeches, the celebrations continued into the evening with a live band playing bluegrass folk versions of contemporary hits. And I must say, they were quite brilliant!
All in all, it was a fantastic day. Sarah and Lawrence were a brilliant couple to work with and it’s always a pleasure to photograph at Hartsfield Manor.
Neither myself or husband are very good with posing for photos and to be honest we were a bit apprehensive about choosing a photographer for our big day.
We knew how important it would be to capture those special moments forever as well as ensure we got all the appropriate group shots, but didn’t want this to detract from us actually enjoying the day.
We needn’t have worried, Colin was great from start to finish. He was keen to ensure we captured all the group photos we wanted but with minimum of fuss on the day. We also got some really lovely shots of just the two of us which I don’t even remember posing for.
Throughout the rest of the day Colin was always there in the background but never interfering. We are so happy with the final shots, can’t stop looking at them to remind us of our best day ever.
All the photos were presented in a personalised USB memory box and an online link so we could share with the family.
In addition Colin gave us some instant mini print previews which I was able to take away on our honeymoon which was a very special touch.
In summary, we both really couldn’t recommend Colin enough for your big day or any special occasion.Sarah and Lawrence