Last time I photographed a wedding at one of the Cambridge Colleges the opening shot featured some unopened daffodils in the foreground…..so………here we are again a couple of weeks later -a different college but look at the colour!! I hope that doesn`t make me sound un orginal and formulaic, it might possibly feed into my slight “not so good at landscape photography” paranoia!!
Katy and Andrew met as students at Jesus College and returned to hold their wedding there as well. I haven`t photographed there for a while and was struck, a few days before when we met there for our planning meeting, just how amazingly beautiful it is. It`s very ancient feeling in many ways and rather large and sprawling in it`s layout but still retains a beautiful feeling of Cambridge College intimacy.
Katie got ready in a very small room with many many helpers and bridesmaids. A bit of a challenge photographically as it was a real squash but I love just working with what I am given so this meant lots of manouvering around and accurate timing to get the images I wanted.
This is the type of image that gets me quite excited in that it tells the story perfectly, the lighting, despite the difficulties in the room is good, there is a double story going on and beautiful perfect mirroring, repeated shapes and ideas.
I love this one also purely as a “magic moment” – Katie was actually balancing on top of the bed as floor space was at rather a premium!
It was a fair old walk to the chapel, again its just the repeated shapes here that work and I really like the sense of purpose in the walking – the open space to the right allows the image to breath.
…..and again this is just a lovely moment that communicates so much.
Katie and Andrew were actually married by a friend and vicar of their own church which gave the ceremony a personal touch. Despite the rather formal surroundings the ceremony fun and relaxed, I love capturing those telling glances between the bride and groom at this time.
…..and so out into the cloisters for champagne, hugs and congratulations.
Two people very much in love! Jesus College is full of alcoves, corners, cloisters and interesting areas to photograph in. We had a brief walk round and took some relaxed portraits before moving on to the family group shots.
A very happy man!
…and finally onto the Cambridge Union Bar (for the second time this year already!) for a Celidaih (and yes I did have to look up the spelling!)