I first met Sam and Becca back in March 2017 in Starbucks in Whiteley. We arranged the meeting to discuss their day and talk through what their photography requirements were. For me, meeting face to face is always the best way to begin a relationship with a couple, as it allows us both to get a real feel for what each other’s expectations are.
Time certainly flies and before we knew it it was May 2018. Sam and Becca’s big day was just around the corner so we arranged another catch up, this time at my home, to drill down the finer details. On this occasion it was a real family affair with Sam and Becca bringing along their two lovely sons, Leo and Elijah. Whilst Elijah slept in his buggy, blissfully unaware of the pre-wedding excitement going on around him, my two daughters entertained the perfectly behaved Leo so his Mummy and Daddy could concentrate on those last-minute details! We looked through my albums and discussed how Sam and Becca’s day would unfold, putting a time plan in place so I knew where I needed to be to capture the key moments of the day. Wedding photographers are generally booked well in advance, before most of the specific plans are in place, and this is why these final meetings are so important to have.
On the days leading up to the wedding, the South of England was experiencing some interesting weather to say the least, with flood warnings and some truly spectacular thunder and lightning shows. Thankfully, when the day arrived, things had settled nicely but it was looking like it was going to be quite a scorcher of a day with not a cloud in the sky!