July 19, 2012

Southampton Wedding Photography :: Emily and John

Film portraits wedding

This wedding was so beautiful. I knew it would be. From the moment we got the news that Em and John had gotten engaged, I couldn’t picture anything but a spectacular day for them. From what I knew and had heard about Emily, she doesn’t do anything half fast. So when she wrote to me, asking if I might possibly photograph it for them, I was thrilled (almost like being asked to shoot the royal wedding thrilled). When these two came out for our wedding in January they spent the whole week up on the mountain with us. I was a bit worried that Emily might change her mind about wanting me to photograph their wedding, because well, I didn’t exactly have my “I’m A Professional” hat on that week (not that I ever really do). But I got to know her and John so much more that week, and luckily nobody changed their mind 🙂

The day did not disappoint. E&J are the perfect combination of being incredibly creative, and very organized. They had planned everything out perfectly, and even got the weather to cooperate. One of my favorite parts of the day was the Ceilidh band that lead everyone in the barn dancing. It was incredibly lively and got everyone out on the dance floor.

I shot with both digital and film for this day (4 cameras), and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of my husband. He did everything from helping find locations, carrying cameras, switching out film, and being a second shooter. I love shooting film, but it definitely takes more time and work, and requires another pair of hands. I was so thankful he was there so I could “have it all” and get the shots I wanted.

Here’s Emily and John, as husband and wife ::

Essential for every English wedding, I would imagine.

Last minute fixings.

Eliot

Dad seeing Emily for the first time.

I love what my Holga captured that day.

And it starts…

It was amazing. Thanks Em and John for making us a part of it all.

And thanks to Eliot, some of the images above are his.

See Emily and John’s pre-wedding mini sesh here.

See full wedding portfolio here.

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Tashina 13:31 July 19, 2012 Reply
Ashley these are absolutely stunning! Beautiful wedding.... congrats to Emily and John!
Nicole Murray 19:53 July 19, 2012 Reply
I think this is one of my favorite wedding shoots you've posted! Great work cuz! I love how they look natural and not so stagey stagey.
Christine Gosch 10:20 July 21, 2012 Reply
Oh my goodness, I have such a fat crush on your shooting style. Love! Beautiful wedding!
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