I really enjoy being an Ellesmere Port wedding photographer! As a professional photographer based in the North West I can cover the whole area at no extra charge. It also means I can practice my natural, documentary style of photography while visiting friends in the area, which is exactly what I did on this occasion.
My friends live on a farm in Croughton, and periodically we arrive for a catch up, BBQ and a little camping. We’re old school friends and go back years (I won’t tell you how many, as this would give away my age!). Just like when shooting a wedding, I allow events to unfold, natural and unscripted, documenting the action as it happens. My wife, son and I initially paid a visit to my friends’ log cabin so that my son and their daughter could play together. It’s nice for Owen to meet other children and so we take any opportunity for a play date!
My friends had a new addition to the family, a puppy! I’m unsure of the breed but he was very friendly indeed! Over a coffee in the conservatory, my wife and I enjoyed an impromptu game of Jenga. She was on the verge of winning until my son decided to topple the tower over. I won by default. Such a shame! Coincidentally, Jenga is an increasingly popular game at weddings, along with giant Connect 4 and Crazy Golf. You can often see them at rustic, outdoor occasions such as garden parties and tipi weddings.
Us boys then took a short trip up to the field where we had set up our tents. My friend had some tree stumps that required burning and this became quite a spectacle as we set up and then lit the wood. I surprised by how much the stumps lit up and how brightly they burned. The fires lasted for a very long time indeed. Until the next morning! My pal’s brother arrived to say hello, bringing up the family dog, who was very friendly indeed, almost pulling his owner over with his enthusiasm!
With the onset of dusk we lit the BBQ, opened a few beers, and chatted about old times and people we used to know. I’m very lucky that I’m still in touch with friends I’ve had since I was 13 years old. And they feel very lucky, I’m sure, that they have an Ellesmere Port wedding photographer as a friend.
Are you looking for a documentary style wedding photographer? I shoot your wedding in a natural and relaxed way where bride and grooms can have an absolute blast with their family and friends without being dragged away for photos all the time. Why not take a look at my portfolio, check out some full weddings in my blog or contact me to check for availability.