I will never forget the awesome day I had as Sophie and Sam’s wedding photographer at Gatestreet Barn. What a perfect venue, what a great couple – this was a wedding photographer’s dream come true. Sophie and Sam booked me in for an all-day wedding photography and videography package. I’d worked with them in the spring for their pre-wedding shoot, so some of these pictures featured in the decorations.
Pre-wedding photography at Gatestreet Barn
I made my way to Gatestreet Barn wedding venue nice and early for the pre-wedding shots. There were lots of jobs to do, so Sam was delegating! Just look at the marshmallow stand for the wedding reception. A job well done I think!
We had fun keeping the bride and groom apart – while Sam and the boys were getting ready, Sophie inspected the team’s handiwork. She also did a practice run down the aisle, including full hair in rollers!
Photographing the wedding ceremony
My assistant and I were proud to be part of such a sweet ceremony. Gatestreet Barn had been decorated beautifully and the vibe was fantastic, as could be seen by the loud cheer! Following the confetti shot, we got ready for some group photographs. Often people don’t factor in the time it takes for guests to congratulate the newlyweds, so we made use of this by setting up.
Wedding photography doesn’t come without its risks! I scaled a ladder to get a large group shot, followed by smaller posed group photographs. We decided not to stray too far from the wedding venue. It was too beautiful!
Sunset wedding photography at Gatestreet Barn
I “kidnapped” Sam and Sophie for their portrait shots. As a September wedding, we didn’t have much time before the sun set, so we explored the ground and took some playful, personal snaps.
The couple were called back into the room with yet another uproarious cheer. My assistant and I took the opportunity to back up while everybody ate.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house with the after-dinner speeches. Even Sophie bucked tradition and melted everybody’s hearts with her sweet words. I knew by this point we would have missed the sunset (as expected), so we decided to make use of the night-time glow instead.
Night-time wedding photographs
The dark didn’t put people off – they were even playing croquet! We took some reportage style photos as everybody tucked in to marshmallows over the fire outside. Sophie and Sam certainly looked after their guests – there was even a pizza oven later on.
My assistant and I went into stealth mode for the first dance and the evening celebrations. The band came on after the cake-cutting and they filled the floor!
We finished off the wedding photography at Gatestreet Barn with a few sparklers. These always look great and they really bring guests together. Our final snap featured Sam and Sophie under a tree by fairy lights, ending the evening in style.
If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your big day at Gatestreet Barn, feel free to get in touch.