I always enjoy photographing in the Cambridge Colleges and Queen’s is one of the very best in that it has such a wide variety of architecture and character. From the modern front and then over the mathematical bridge to the wonderful cloister court (which always feels rather Shakespearean to me!) followed by the atmospheric Old Court, Chapel and then the riverside frontage it really is an amazing place to be photographing in. The dining hall is also absolutely amazing with it’s incredible colours and stained glass.
I started off the day with Jess getting ready at home in Cambridge and then made my way over to Queen’s. I have to say that it’s other great redeeming feature for me is that Queen’s has fantastic parking which always makes my job much easier and far less stressful. The only thing that really stresses me out or worries me on a wedding day is logistics, travel and parking so it was reassuring to hear from the porter’s lodge that there would be plenty of space and that actually, on this day the entrance gate was broken!
The ceremony itself was in the chapel followed by a drinks reception on the lawn backing on to the river. There were ice creams all round before heading off into the dining hall and then to the bar for music and dancing!
I have included some of my favourites below. Naturally I took several images that showed off Queen’s in all it’s glory but I am naturally, in terms of my favourite images, always drawn to moments of emotion, interaction and storytelling.