Choosing your wedding photographer should be one of the first things you do (after venue and make-up artist naturally…). I found searching for the perfect photographer quite overwhelming, it was so important to me and there are SO many out there, where do you start?
I knew I’d found who I wanted to shoot my wedding after seeing maybe 10 images on his portfolio. I saw an image of a groom waiting for his bride, the emotion in his face was so beautiful, gosh darn it, I cried.
Consequently, I drove him mad via e-mails and a few chats on the phone and the rest is history.
I didn’t really give him any requests for photos, I wasn’t too fussed over family/group shots but I knew my family wanted them so we had them. He made them fun, fast and there was no hanging around! He handled my bunch of crazies skilfully!
We were on honeymoon when the photos were sent over to us from Paul. I hadn’t turned my data roaming off and couldn’t resist looking through them. I shan’t print what my phone bill was, for fear of ridicule. (Huuuuge!)
Our wedding was October 4th, 2009 in Theobalds Manor Park, Cheshunt. It poured with rain on the 3rd and 5th but the 4th was like a hot summers day. The colours looked amazing in the photos. The green of the grass against the rich deep wine shade of my bridemaids dresses, the clear blue sky. We were very lucky.
These are a few of my favourite images. Look out for possibly the best Groom and his buddies shot ever! Also, my lovely husbands face when he first saw me entering the room and my Dad’s raw emotion seeing me come down the stairs.
I have a tattoo on the back of my neck that I didn’t want covered by a necklace. My friend was a jewellery graduate at the time and designed me a piece made of lace and freshwater pearls and it was glued on with lash glue!
*when I booked the venue, I dreamt of walking down the spiral staircase. I’m so glad though that Paul shot my Dad’s face watching instead of me, I adore this photo and it makes me well up every time.
My husband, seeing me in my finery for the first time.
A crafty word from my mum
And there you go. I wish I could show you them all.
Paul White is a genius and my absolute best investment. Please, check out his gallery. Photographers, he also holds workshops and if I knew my Canons from my Nikons I’d jump at the chance to learn from him.