Monday, 4 July 2016
Rogerthorpe Manor Wedding Photography for Rachel and Jon
We go back a very long way with Rachel and her family and we were chuffed to bits to be chosen by her and Jon, or Scotty as he prefers to be known, as their Rogerthorpe Manor wedding photographers on a beautiful June day, one of the few we've had that could really be described as summer, and we could not have been more delighted for the couple and their families that the weather was so lovely! As we were photographing the details Rachel arrived home with hair perfectly styled and make-up beautifully applied, ready to step into her spectacular Maggie Sottero gown. She was excited and ecstatically happy, which is exactly how a bride should feel. She said she felt beautiful, and beautiful Rachel definitely was! We met Scotty to start the Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel wedding photography before his bride's arrival with her parents. The civil ceremony was held in the Lawrence Suite and afterwards it was great for everyone to come out into the gardens to enjoy drinks and the sunshine, with no concerns about the weather spoiling things. In fact, for photographers, it was too sunny (dare we say that?) so we decided to get the group photos and confetti shots in the can, along with a few couple and bridal portraits, and wait until after the wedding breakfast to take the fun photos with the girls and the bridal party and then work with Rachel and Scotty during the early evening. We love summer weddings for the longer daylight hours and when the ceremony is an early one the couple and their guests have a long day to celebrate and enjoy each other's company and we get to be more relaxed with the photography. The blazing sunshine eventually faded to the soft, flattering light we were waiting for, it was pleasantly warm, we had a lovely venue, plenty of time and an enthusiastic and loved up couple with bags of enthusiasm who gave us great feedback as we worked with them. Perfection! When we returned to the guests there was time to catch up with Linda and Dave, Rachel's proud parents and long time friends of ours, before the evening celebrations started, the cake was cut and the first dance was danced. Our sincere congratulations guys and although you made us feel very humble when you told us how you felt about having us there, the pleasure was ours!
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