“Thank you so much for all your work on our photos – they are really excellent and we’ve loved re-living the day over and over. You were exactly what I was hoping for with a photographer and captured all those little moments we missed. With huge thanks, Louise and Steve”
Selwyn College is part of the University of Cambridge and is situated on Grange road just a short walk from the very famous riverside College backs. It’s one of the newer University buildings (well it’s all relative isn’t it!) in that building started in 1880 for the College to be opened for it’s first academic year in 1882. It was named after the rather illustrious sounding George Augustus Selwyn – the first bishop of New Zealand.
The Victorian Old Court really has a lovely Tudor Gothic style to it and this is the part of the college where the Chapel is situated along with the Master’s Lodge and it’s beautiful gardens and the dining hall. There are also no less than seven staircases leading to different parts of the building.
Before Louise and Steve’s wedding the only time I have been to Selwyn was for the College May Ball many, many, many years ago as a student. I have hazy memories of that night, a vague recollection of the survivors photograph and walking home in the early morning light. I’ve been past the College many times over the years but never back inside and walking through the gates into Old Court did bring back a few memories!
I started the day photographing Louise getting ready at her parent’s house before setting off to Selwyn to photograph the boys. This was great fun and I would really like to do it more, generally it’s just drinks in the pub but there’s nothing like a bit of tie tying and cuff link fastening to make a good picture! The ceremony itself was in the chapel with the reception in the fantastically lit dining hall. As ever I spent the day looking for storytelling pictures, images with emotion and authenticity – it was a fantastically fun day so not a hard task!!
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