Krystal and I spoke to each other a few times about the style of wedding photography she wanted as well as my natural style. Krystal and Richard got married in Kent this week and I was thinking about the different poses I would be using in the photographs after the ceremony.
I arrived at the bride’s house at 11.30 and met the father of the bride who was waiting the return of bride et al from the hairdressers. I prepared my camera for the wedding photography. While the bride’s father made coffee. The doorbell interrupted the silence and I answered the door to the bride to be who stood on the threshold with a gorgeous smile. No time for photographs just yet though! She disappeared upstairs to get ready.
Wedding Photography in Kent, The Perfect Picture
It was almost picture perfect, watching Krystal descending the stairs while her father straightened his tie in front of the hall mirror. She called him, “Dad!” and he turned to watch her take those last few steps downwards with tears of pride in his eyes. He walked towards his daughter and squeezed her tight. So I caught all the emotional scenes with my camera. Then I dashed off to the church and let them finish their pre-wedding preparations in private.
I don’t know if you have ever been to St Peter’s Church in Bredhurst, Kent. It’s a beautiful parish church with exposed internal beams. Upon my arrival, I captured some pre-wedding photographs of the groom, Richard, and his best man while the guests began to turn up. I took some journalistic-style photos, basically following guests as they arrived. Consequently building a story of events unfolding. I was delighted to see Dan’s sons arriving. Two gorgeous little boys dressed in suits and scampering up to their dad for hugs.
The ceremony was really touching, romantic, filled with lots of love and laughter. Richard and Krystal clearly have a loving and happy relationship. The photographs taken during the ceremony were restricted to natural light. However I believe the photos were that much better as a result. After the happy couple had finished signing the register. They made their way outside and stood in the doorway as the sunlight bathed the church entrance with golden light. It certainly helped to deliver a fantastic picture, possibly the most stunning image I have ever seen in my life.
The couple hugged on request outside the church while I set about shooting the traditional posed photographs. As the guests made their way to the reception, I concentrated on taking posed shots of the beautiful bride and her lucky groom against the stunning backdrop of a patchwork of fields.
Wedding Photography in Kent, The Reception
The reception was classically decorated with elements of black, white and red, including the time honoured favourite, red roses. I made small talk with the couples’ friends and family and it was apparent just how popular they were. The speeches were amusing with some very funny moments and it was so good to see everyone laughing and enjoying themselves. The couple danced to, “This is My Moment” and at the end the boys ran to Richard and Krystal to celebrate their magical union. It was very clear that Krystal is extremely fond of the boys and I was so lucky to be able to capture the happiness of their joyous marriage.
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