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GEMMA AND GARY’S BARNHAM WINTER WEDDING – NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

28/12/2013

GEMMA AND GARY’S BARNHAM WINTER WEDDING – NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Gemma and Gary's Winter Wedding in Barnham Photograph - Norfolk and Suffolk Wedding Photographer

In mid-September of this year, just prior to shooting my first solo wedding, I was contacted by Gemma and Gary and asked if I would consider photographing their intimate candlelit wedding on 21st December 2013.  As has often been the case this year, the enquiry arrived via my friend and ridiculously talented wedding photographer, Luis Holden.  My first thought was ‘thank you again Luis’ and that thought arrived immediately before the rather less pleasant thought of how much light would not be available at a wedding lit only by candles on the day of the winter solstice!  Yikes, potentially my second solo wedding and in just about the most challenging conditions that a wedding photographer can face.

Anyway, to cut a long period of head-scratching short, having spoken to other photographers and met with Gemma and Gary, I eventually realised that I simply had to take on this wedding and give it my very best shot.  Gemma and Gary are an extremely warm and loving couple who had already found some photographers unwilling to take on their wedding due to the lighting challenges.  With this in mind, and hearing their vision for what sounded like an absolutely magical festive winter wedding, in the end there really was no decision to be made.

As an enormous bonus, another friend and brilliant wedding photographer, Tatum Reid, generously offered to come along and help in any way that she could.  Knowing that Tatum is already an established and extremely capable wedding photographer, having her alongside me for the day gave me a huge confidence boost and the outcome was many more images for Gemma and Gary and some that simply could not have been taken without Tatum’s extra pair of hands – thank you for being an absolute star Tatum!

This wedding took place in the lovely village of Barnham at Gemma and Gary’s local parish church of St Gregory and, as you would expect at this time of year, the weather was rather, grey, cold, wet and windy.  With only a couple of hours of coverage for the ceremony and a brief festive reception in the church afterwards, Tatum and I worked hard to try and capture the intimate and cosy nature of the setting and lighting of this beautiful church.  With Seb (Gemma and Gary’s eldest) acting as Best Man (and doing an outstanding job!) and Violet and Tobias all playing key roles in the ceremony, the brief was to capture this family-orientated wedding as informally as possible.  Having now posted the images to Gemma and Gary, I sincerely hope that we’ve managed to deliver on all fronts and that you have great memories from what was a truly special occasion.  Finally, a huge thank you to Gemma and Gary for letting us be a part of your wonderful day and to your friends and relatives who did so much to help us get the photographs that you wanted.

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Wow Andy!

So proud of you that you were willing to take the Challenge (when other photographers with many more years of experience) and shoe how it should be done!

It was my priviledge to shoot with you and have no doubt every success is coming your way!

Well done mate!

Heh, thanks so much T! Gemma and Gary are delighted with the results thankfully – having you along was an enormous boost and I’m eternally grateful. Have a great New Year and look forward to hopefully working with you again in 2014! x

They are perfect, Andy, what a fantastic job you’ve made from tricky lighting conditions! I bet Gemma and Gary are chuffed to bits.

Thanks Sara – it certainly was the darkest environment that I’ve been required to take non-flash images but Tatum was a huge help and Gemma and Gary are really pleased with the results! Phew!

Beautiful imagery. Captured the time of year to perfection. Natural, intimate and emotive.

Thank you very much Luis, and of course for putting Gemma and Gary in touch with me. Have a great New Year.

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