It’s amazing how my commercial work can somehow cross over into wedding photography! I met Jamie and Sarah through Jamie’s employer, Meiko Kitchen. He saw my photography with Meiko online and approached me for his big day at Easthampstead Park.
I met with Jamie and Sarah at the venue before the wedding. It’s a stunning Victorian mansion not too far from me in Wokingham, so I took this opportunity to have a look around too.
Wedding ceremony at Easthampstead Park
I started my day early with Sarah and her bridal party. Her room was covered with mirrors, so it was fun to play with some effects! I zoomed in on some of the ‘props’ including the quintessential wedding dress shot, plus the rings and shoes. I also had another walk round the venue for more stills before the party got going.
Over in Jamie’s room one floor above, we experimented with a few portraits by the window. He was very nervous! Sarah’s dad proudly walked her down the stairs, ready for the ceremony.
It was a small, but bright and touching ceremony. The couple were holding each other the whole time! The nerves soon abated after the vows when we went out for group shots.
Outdoor group wedding photography
I took the confetti shot from below. Sarah and Jamie were in a silly mood by this point, so the group shots were hilarious! We took a few more portrait shots in front of the venue. I love the focus on their rings!
It was cheers all around during the speeches. With everybody suitably fed, we went outside again with a young relative, who was happy to pose! As the sun set, we went back in for the cake-cutting and I worked with the darker lighting to capture their first dance.
At the end of the evening, I asked Sarah and Jamie for one final shoot outside. The gorgeous purples and blues were an ideal backdrop.
I had a wonderful time photographing Sarah and Jamie’s wedding at Easthampstead Park. If you’re looking for wedding photography in Wokingham, please get in touch.