Before every wedding I get really nervous, I mean really really nervous. It has never left me even after all this time, if anything it has got worse. I think it’s the fear of not knowing what awaits me, on this occasion my nervous apprehension was unwarranted. Within a minute of arriving at Suzanne’s house I knew it was going to be a special day. It’s amazing how as wedding photographers we can pick up in an instant a sense of the way a wedding day is going to unfold.
The first thing that struck me as I walked around Suzanne’s home was all the beautiful photographs and the importance of family, everywhere I looked there was a reminder of a loved one and a sense of this families history. Photographs are important to them or should I say the people in them. If I needed any motivation or inspiration I could just look around me, my images will hopefully be joining them, I needed to tell this story the best way I could.
From start to finish it was a real privilege to be at this wedding, it had a relaxed family wedding feel shared with close friends. Everything was personal to them, Ardtara Country House had belonged to Suzanne’s Aunt and it felt like a wedding in a family home, even the wedding car driver was a friend of the family. We decided to stop off at the last minute for photographs at a location not normally used by wedding photographers for something a little bit different than the usual and I am so glad we did, it was so much better than the ‘wedding gardens’ we had originally thought about going to, it suited them and their wedding. I also got the best cup of coffee I have had in a long time.