I’ve had a wonderful Saturday at Woodlands Park Hotel near Leatherhead photographing the wedding of Christine and Ben. My day started photographing Christine getting ready in her hotel room. The makeup artists and hairstylist were already there when I arrived. I got a few nice shots of Christine sitting concentrated while the finishing touches were applied to her face and hair.
I hung her dress on the curtain rail by the window, which made quite a nice shot against the light floating in through the window and through her dress (which wasn’t white by the way).
While she was getting dressed I did a couple of portraits with Ben in the lobby of the hotel. Woodlands Park Hotel has a stunning reception hall with antique wooden panels on the walls; it’s an absolute gorgeous venue.
Ben was waiting with friends and family in the lobby when Christine came downstairs. After quickly saying hello to their guests Christine and Ben got into their 1980s sports car and led the procession to Leatherhead register office.
I’ve shot quite a few weddings now at Leatherhead register office and the staff there knows me already. The ceremony was moving and Christine’s mum couldn’t resist shedding a tear.