LISA AND NATHAN’S BURNHAM MARKET WEDDING – NORFOLK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Well, here we go, a few images from my very first solo outing as a wedding photographer that coincidentally fell 6 months to the day after my very first second-shooter experience at a wedding which also happened to be in Burnham Market!
Anyway, enough of the coincidences and on with a short story about a beautiful wedding. Nathan and Lisa got in touch back in July and were seeking a photographer to capture an intimate family wedding in Burnham Market at the end of September. Both living in the Caribbean and only due back in the UK less than 3 weeks before their wedding, planning time was limited and we only got to finally meet to discuss their plans in early September. Having exchanged quite a few e-mails with Nathan and Lisa over the previous weeks, it felt like I almost knew them by the time we had our planning meeting in The Hoste in Burnham Market. On that occasion, I managed to drag them both down to the beach to grab a little more time with them and capture a few images of them relaxing together – having not had a chance to conduct an engagement shoot, this proved a great opportunity to get to know each other a little better and for them to become at ease in front of the camera (not that they weren’t already).
Nathan and Lisa are easy-going and fun people and the brief for the photography was to try and match their personalities and capture a very relaxed, small family-orientated wedding in an informal style. As someone who very much prefers a documentary style of wedding photography to the more formal and staged variety, I was delighted to hear about the plans for the day. On the day the weather proved to be stunning and, having grabbed a few shots of Nathan getting ready in Stanhoe, we headed up to The Hoste in Burnham Market to meet up with Nathan and Lisa’s family. The ceremony was held in the tiny St Henry Walpole Catholic Church in the centre of Burnham Market and was just as Nathan and Lisa had described it – a very intimate family affair, full of laughter and tears of joy. Nathan’s father and Lisa’s brother contributed to the warm atmosphere playing violin and guitar respectively and the service proved to be as informal as you could ever imagine.
After a few formal shots, and a brief visit to The Hoste for refreshments, I again dragged Nathan and Lisa off for a few shots around town and then down onto Brancaster Beach where we’d been a couple of weeks earlier. On a stunning day and a beach filled with well-wishers we took some more photographs of Nathan and Lisa doing what they do so well – enjoying each others company hugely and having a great time larking around for the camera – wedding photography surely gets no more fun, informal and relaxed than this! Our own wedding album contains nothing but rows of people lined up for the camera and told to smile – there is a single grabbed moment at the back of our album and it’s my favourite. Oh how wedding photography has changed for the better over the last, ahem, 16 years or so!
Having finished at the beach, it was sadly time for me to depart for an evening engagement and for Lisa and Nathan to return to The Hoste to relax, away from the click of my camera – I could have course have gone on all day photographing this fun and beautiful couple.
Well, that is surely enough of me rambling on. It just remains for me to say a huge thank you to Lisa and Nathan for trusting me to try and capture this most important of occasions. I know that you won’t be able to take delivery of all of your images for some time, but I hope that these give you a sense of what is to come and that they tell the story of your day while bringing back some fond memories.
Of course, if you happen to be seeking a Norfolk wedding photographer, please do get in touch as I’d love to hear about your plans and to see if I can deliver a package that will suit your needs.