One thing I love about my job is that I get invited to all sorts of new places and they are all cool places! Last month I got to shoot a big asian wedding at Manchester United Football Club and last week I was invited to Egerton Grey Country House Hotel in Porthkerry, near Barry where Rhiannon is marrying her long time partner Neil. As always, I arrived early to have a look around and scout the place for some ideas for later. The place was just too perfect for a small english wedding. The classic english style property was situated on a beautiful piece of land surrounded by a breath taking view. There’s a small garden and tarrace outside the property – perfect for outdoor portraiture. The only thing that worries me was that it was a cloudy day and I can see dark clouds moving its way closer towards us! Forecast says “heavy rain with patches of sunshine”. When I arrived, there were still sunshine but by the time Rhi and Neil arrived it was raining like cats and dogs and I was starting to think that this is going to be another indoor wedding…thanks to UK weather!
But being a UK weather..it was also unpredictable..the rain stopped and the sun came out just as the ceremony was about to get started. I was so relieved because otherwise, there won’t be much to shoot since it was only a 10 guests wedding! that’s including the bride and groom and their two children. And so all went as planned and I had a great time working with the couple and their families in and around the property. Being a very low-key wedding, Rhi and Neil only invited both parents, brothers and sisters and their partners and also their two cute little children Gwen (1) and Gareth (3). Rhi and Neil met at work 12 years ago. Rhi now works in IT while Neil is a manager at a legal firm in Bath. This time there were no fancy wedding car or cake.. just a nice family lunch after the ceremony in a very posh and classic dining room.
To Rhi and Neil, thank you so much for the trust and I hope you guys like the photos as much as I enjoyed making them! I wish you both a happy life together. Here are some of my faves from the day..I don’t normally post shots of the location too much but this time it was too good to be left out! So here’s a very long one, ENJOY..