I love it when we’ve looked back at a set of wedding photographs and felt that we’ve hit the mark of telling a story from start to finish. There are so many little components of a wedding that make up a story, more than the usual co-ordinates and locations its the laughter, the tears and the adherence of cotton wool to rubber wellies that add the depth to a remarkable wedding. This day belonging to Katie and Michael drew some amazing friends and family together and we were ready with a lens to capture some beautiful little moments throughout the wedding day.
Katie and Michael chose to tie the knot in the beautiful little village of Ruckinge nestled in the fields of Kent, a little further afield from our base in Guildford, Surrey. You’ll find the warmth and welcoming of a family in the pictures below, which was so true even back when Katie was a housemate in the heady days of student nursing in Guildford amongst the Surrey hills. I entrusted the care of my tortoise to Katie’s farming nature and with credit possibly to Katie’s loving tenderness, he’s still alive and her carpet was cleaned.
Katie and Michael chose to wed at the local church of St Mary Magdalene, built in the 12th century the church stands high on the clay hills that separate Romney Marsh and the Weald. After some lovely little shots on the church grounds it was time to make a move for the reception at the family farm. It’s often a manic dash rounding up all our camera gear in-between the time it takes a happy couple to travel between venues, luckily our car is slightly quicker than their tractor. With the sun lasting till the evening we managed to get some sweet little family pics before it set.
Without going in to too may words, we hope you enjoy the following wedding pictures (for there’s quite a few of them) as much as we enjoyed being the wedding photographer a Katie and Michael’s wonderful wedding.