An early start on Saturday morning took me down the M27 to Bournemouth. The forecast wasn’t looking promising but I followed a lovely rainbow and my hopes were high for a fantastic day with Amie and Michael. Although I hadn’t had a pre-wedding shoot with them, I had met Amie in the lead up to the big day and had communicated with her on several occasions to discuss the finer details of the day. From this meeting and our friendly chats, I knew that the couple were keen to capture some fun, relaxed shots. This is why it is always nice to meet beforehand as it means I can get a true feel for what is wanted and establish what kind of shots the couple are specifically after.
I arrived at Amie’s house to find the bride to be, her lovely daughter, Shanayde, and a gaggle of excited sisters and nieces, all thrilled that the big day had finally arrived. The bevvy of beautiful ladies and girlies made for some cracking bridal party preparation shots.
The beautiful Holdenhurst Village Church was the setting for Amie and Michael’s ceremony, a venue that had already hosted many celebrations for members of Amie’s family and therefore held special significance for her. As a result, the friendly vicar, Janice, knew the family well and this made for a lovely atmosphere.
Having left Amie’s house as finishing touches were being made, I approached the church to find a nervous Michael waiting with Best Man Chaz, usher Ian and son Elliott, who was pageboy for the day. I was fortunate to be able to get some lovely shots of the boys outside the church as the rain kindly held off for us.
Amie arrived at the church in a very classy Mercedes and a wonderful, intimate ceremony followed. Having captured the signing of the register we moved outside for the confetti shot and some formal group photos. The happy couple and their guests then travelled to Playgolf, in Bournemouth, for the reception.