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Kingston Country Courtyard Wedding Photography

February 15, 2021

Kingston Country Courtyard Wedding Photography – Dorset

I can’t imagine the stress that couples were facing in 2020, trying to decide whether or not to go ahead with their wedding plans. Especially in late summer when restrictions had eased a bit, but you are still left with the questions of how many compromises you are willing to make. But Lucy and Paul threaded the needle of lockdowns and restrictions, scaled down their plans and had a beautiful day. Lucy’s dad mentioned in his speech, that she’d expressed to him, she really just wanted to get married to Paul, and that was more important than anything.

This day was really bittersweet to me. I was so happy to be there and photographing the day for Lucy and Paul. But this was my only wedding of 2020, and I felt sad that I hadn’t been able to photograph so many other days. On the one hand, photography is my job and livelihood, and on the other, it’s my art and creative outlet. I miss it so much. I miss finding the good light, making beautiful images, occasionally showing people the back of the camera so they can see what I’ve been oohing and ahhing at.

The Venue

Kingston Country Courtyard is located in such a beautiful spot. Tucked in the foothills of Corfe Castle, with views out to the Isle of Wight and Swanage. We were spoilt for locations for photos with lots of beautiful details around every corner. The staff here were amazing. Everyone was so helpful and friendly, and seemed so invested in making this day as good as possible for Lucy and Paul, as well as keeping everyone Covid safe. I can’t say enough good things about them.

The Wedding Day

I have to say. If I’m only going to photograph one wedding day a year, this couldn’t have been a better one. The weather was perfect, the location epic, and Lucy and Paul’s family and friends were so warm. I love how I was on a first name basis with so many of them at the end of the day.

Kingston Country Courtyard