Natasha and Peter did things a bit differently for their wedding photos. Putting aside the tradition of the bride not seeing the groom before the wedding, we met up in the morning for their wedding portraits. As a photographer this was a bit of a treat as I rarely get to spend so much time on the bride and groom photos. It also meant we were able to hit the beach and the colourful beach huts, before they went off to get married elsewhere. We went back to Hayling Island, where we had shot some pre-wedding portraits on a reconnaissance mission a few weeks ago. The sun was out and we had bright blue skies, it was a gorgeous day on the beach. Natasha and Peter are a really fun couple and you could feel the excitement they shared for their wedding in a few hours, and hopefully that shows in these photos.
Here’s a selection from their wedding day. Natasha & Peter, I hope you had an amazing wedding celebration and many congratulations!
Natasha & Peter are getting married in a few weeks on Hayling Island. We met there today for a pre-wedding portrait session on the beach, for a bit of a trial run before the big day. The beach huts provided a colourful backdrop for some fun photos, and the love shack- what a find! We brought some props along for a bit of a beach theme, and I think these made for some quirky photos. Thanks to Natasha and Peter for being great sports and being relaxed and cheerful in front of the camera. I’m really looking forward to our next session on their wedding day where we can build on some of the things we’ve tried to today.
Jess and Steve got married at St Peter’s Chuch on Hayling Island, with the reception at the newly refurbished Langstone hotel. This is my home turf and I was looking forward to getting some photos with the lovely view across Langstone Harbour, where I remember hunting for crabs as a child. I wasn’t disapointed , it was a fantastic wedding with oodles of photographic opportunity. With a pretty country church, a cornfield begging to be rolled in (why do wedding dresses have to be white!), gorgeous views over Langstone harbour and a cracking sunset, and I got some amazing photos if I do say so myself.
The ceremony was very personal, conducted by Steve’s cousin Tony, with readings and prayers from other family members. After the service we slipped into the cornfield next to the church for some photos with the bride and groom before everyone headed off to the hotel for the reception. Langstone Hotel has recently been refurbished in a sleek modern style, and the Spinnaker suite has superb panoramic views. Everyone enjoyed the speeches and the happy couple did a great first dance, very strictly come dancing! As the band played and the sun set (more cool photos!), close friends and family snuck off to the back of the hotel to light and launch chinese lanterns into the darkening sky. It was a really nice moment before everyone went back to boogie some more.
Here’s a selection from the day, the full gallery is now open for friends and family at www.amywass.photoreflect.com and is password protected with the bride’s maiden name.