Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking photos at the wedding of Emma and Ben near Maidstone; the wedding was in Mereworth, with the reception held just up the road in West Malling. The church was a lovely building, with a grand entrance and an amazing ceiling and it had a balcony affording good views of the proceedings. I was a little taken aback (as were some of the guests I think) when the vicar suggested that I should do the group photo of everyone from up there before the final hymn, but she was in charge!
The wedding was beautifully styled with a lot of the details hand-crafted by friends and family. The bus ride on an old Routemaster between the wedding and reception venues was a lovely touch, the sensitive decoration of the reception venue (complete with black and white movies in the background) and all of the smiling faces helped to make my job easier.
All weddings are special obviously, but for me this was a special one as it was the first wedding I’ve shot under the name of Lightbulb Head (the previous 30 or so were as “srphotos”). Whilst Kiri came to the last wedding that I shot under my old photography company, I did this one on my own and it felt a bit weird not having her to assist and capture moments where I couldn’t physically be in two places at once. I think we’ll probably do future weddings together.
All that remains is for me to once again congratulate Ben and Emma and thank them for sharing their special day with me.