By Paul Rogers
This Buckinghamshire wedding was a lot of fun to photograph! Sarah and David were put in touch with me by Sarah's friend and fellow photographer James Canon (check out some of his editorial photography) who was a guest on the day. I started at Sarah's house for the preparations before making the short journey to St Faith's Church in Newton Longville. Unfortunately the vicar there had decided that my presence during the ceremony would be just too disruptive (presumably based on a previous traumatic experience with a wedding photographer) so I was banished to the very back during the ceremony. I'm fortunate that I've only encountered this kind of vicar once this year - it's a real shame that couples don't get a record of the actual marriage when this happens. I do try to reassure vicars that my quiet, documentary approach is extremely low impact, but my pleas went unheard on this occasion.
So I set a camera up on a remote release in the choir's balcony, and was able to get a couple of nice wide views during the ceremony, as well as some longer lens pictures from the back. After the ceremony David had arranged a little surprise for Sarah in the form of their two dogs waiting to congratulate them outside, and a ride to the reception in Davids wonderful Claas Arion 530 tractor.
My coverage continued through the reception and onto the first dance when the party was beginning to get started. Here's a selection of some of my favourite images form the day. If you're planning a wedding in Buckinghamshire, do make sure your vicar will allow discreet photography during the ceremony, then get in touch to check my availability! Why not check out this Notley Abbey Wedding in Buckinghamshire too?
Brides dress by Victoria Jane by Ronald Joyce
Suits from Debenhams
Shoes by Dune
Hair by Simply Faye
Florist was Gingerlily Flowers (Rebecca Marsala)
Wedding Car from BR Prestige
The band were The Somebodys supplied by Earcandy