The summer wedding season is nearly at a close but most definitely not over yet. The sun is still making regular appearances and I've still got plenty of wedding bookings to keep me busy.
This wedding season has been one of my busiest so far and I've loved every minute of it! I am passionate about my job and feel honoured to have witnessed and captured so many beautiful memories. I would love to say that every wedding has been held in bright, beautiful, glorious sunshine but this is Devon...in England, right?
As a wedding photographer the weather is a challenge. One I graciously accept. It's part of the job and teaches me to be flexible (indoor photo shoots are sometimes obligatory) and allows me to capture some of the most natural moments. Like this one...
Emily & Joe, following their ceremony at The Haldon Belvedere.
Let's face it, it's going to rain. It will rain at the most inconvenient moments. Like....a wedding day. Like...just when you are arriving at your venue and everyone throws confetti at your already wet face. It sticks.
For me the weather is, dare I say it, a highlight because of how us Brits deal with it. Most of us smile through, carry on regardless, British stiff upper lip and all that. We know it's a fact of life and we don't (pardon the pun) let it 'dampen our spirits'. We're a tough old lot.
Now this isn't to say that brides won't shed a tear at the forecast, as they wonder how to keep their pristine white dress, mud free. Of course you want beautiful, bright sunshine! Who doesn't want that for their wedding day?
However, when it gets to your big day, somehow the rain appears insignificant. Surrounded by friends, family and the love of your life, you quickly forget about the weather. Suddenly a sea of umbrellas appear and everyone makes it their duty to keep the beautiful bride dry. The bride and groom, totally loved up, almost oblivious to the frightful conditions because at the end of the day, as corny as it sounds, love is all you need. Sunshine, meh...that's just a bonus. So smile and laugh your way through it like thishappy couple did.
Right, off to splash in some puddles.
Emily & Joe arriving for their farm wedding reception.