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.
Springhill Barn Wedding
Springhill House is a one of a kind barn wedding venue near Evesham. On approaching the house you are greeted with these old farm buildings. When you walk around the front of the house you are surprised with the gorgeous views over the lake and the countryside. We ventured around the far side of the lake to get lots of shots with the natural scenery, and the amongst the Willow Walk. Since I was shooting film I also wanted to get some gritty industrial chic images, so we walked back to the house and had a wander amongst the old buildings.
The Springhill barn itself is a really special venue. With exposed bricks and beams, it’s character adds so much to the atmosphere. It was warm and toasty in the barn during the wedding breakfast and speeches. When the band started the whole place turned into a massive dancehall and accommodated everyone perfectly. This Springhill farm wedding did not disappoint.
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.
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.