I love photographing small and intimate weddings, where I get to feel really welcomed into the fold. It really helps that I get some awesome couples to work with. Julie and Rob were so much fun, I had such a great day in sunny Winchester it hardly felt like work at all.
Julie and Rob flew in from the USA to get married in Rob’s hometown of Winchester with a small gathering of friends and family. I joined them getting ready at the South Winchester Lodges in the countryside, with Julie getting ready in a short vintage dress and petticoats, spiced up with shiny red heels and a birdcage veil. They travelled together to be married at Winchester Registry Office, in a sweet and smiley ceremony. We walked down to the Westgate for family photos before leaving the group to explore Winchester’s historic city centre. Julie and Rob gave me loads of time for photos and it was really fun and relaxed strolling around the Great Hall and gardens and down to the Cathedral and Cloisters on a beautiful summer’s day. We met everyone again for a champagne picnic in the park before everyone walked down to the Chesil Rectory for dinner.
Winchester Wedding Photographer Amy Wass
Shelley and Mark planned an intimate wedding with close family in their tiny local church in Quarley, Wiltshire. It was originally going to be a secret, but organising even small number of people into the same time and place proves difficult, so all bar the youngest attendees knew the plan by the day. However, their little girls Connie and Eleanor were surprised in the morning that there was a wedding and they were going to be bridesmaids alongside their older sister. I got a real insight into their busy lives photographing Mark and Shelley with the girls and 3 boisterous labradors running around a field- hectic! After the ceremony the party moved on to the Malet Arms, a country pub in a nearby village, where everyone sat down for a relaxed meal in the cosy pub. It was a privilege to be invited into the small gathering and photograph their day.
Shelley and Mark’s full photo gallery is open for friends and family at GALLERY and here’s a selection…
Belinda and Paul had a beautiful intimate wedding at Rhinefield House in the New Forest. After an emotional ceremony, and drinks in the sunshine, they celebrated with close friends and family in the amazing Alhambra room, a Moroccan styled private dining room at the hotel. The bride looked stunning in a vibrant purple dress, and I’m pretty sure she didn’t stop smiling all day. As a photographer at a small wedding you really cannot stay detached from the party, so it was great that everyone was so welcoming to me. The couple made my job easy, being fun, relaxed and romantic without need for any prompt, and with the luxury of some dedicated time for photos we made good use of all the fantastic locations in Rhinefield’s grounds for their portraits.
Here are some highlights from their day. The full gallery is online for friends and family here.
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Duckson 😉
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