One of the nicest things about being a wedding photographer and doing a good job is that you are sometimes lucky enough to get the opportunity to photograph another wedding within the same family. It’s happened to me lots of times now, and in this case I’d photographed the wedding of Rachelle’s sister, Talitha and her husband Paul back in 2009. I’d really enjoyed their wedding and had got on really well with everyone, so I was looking forward to Rachelle & Lee’s wedding enormously.
We’d met about a month before on a very cold March day for the free pre-wedding shoot and meeting which I offer all clients. It’s a useful way to check out a venue, firm up and check the wedding details and see how easy (or difficult!!) the bride and groom will be to photograph, and of course, to try and put them at ease! On this occasion it was my first time taking wedding photographs at Mytton Fold near Blackburn in Lancashire so it was especially useful to have a look round and talk with Rachelle and Lee about what we’d do on the big day itself.
Fast forward a few weeks, and after a few days of very dubious weather forecasts I was really pleased for everyone that the wedding day was mostly dry and even a bit sunny at times early on! Rachelle and Lee and both their families were great to work with. I especially enjoyed the fun element of their wedding – walking out to Mah-Na Mah-Na by the Muppets, having a fantastic Muppet cupcake wedding cake, Muppet masks during speeches and even human sized Muppet cut outs on the dancefloor – ace It was a great wedding which everyone enjoyed and hopefully you can see that in the photographs that follow.
My thanks as always to the couple for booking me and just being so great to work with, their families for their patience and kind words to me (much appreciated) and guests for not getting into my shots too much (you know who you were, dancefloor interloper!!).
As a quick aside please know that Rachelle makes bridal shoes beautifully bejewelled and blingy for weddings, so if you fancy getting married in some extra special footwear, you can contact me and I’ll pass your details to her