Love by the river
The UK and its unpredictable weather. Sometimes it really can be a pain! The last thing you want on your dream day is a torrential downpour, but unfortunately for Marc and Laura, that was exactly what they got.
This young vivacious couple (Laura was a singer in a successful pop band) had found an amazing venue: a century old manor house nestled deep in the Cheshire countryside, right next to a river. It was like something out of a poem: a beautifully crafted marquee, a boat, a vintage Rolls Royce…everything was all set for what was to be the perfect wedding – but Mother Nature had other ideas, and the sky opened.
Never go to a shoot without a backup plan. This is where a wedding photographer needs to come into their own.
When it was time for the main, posed photos, everyone’s spirits were down. As we moved to a simple yet elegant room in another part of the venue (never go to a shoot without a backup plan), the bride was close to tears. This is where a wedding photographer needs to come into their own. Personally I like to get to know the couple before the big day, to get a feel for them and the family. Often, building that kind of rapport can really pay off. In this case it made it easy for me to cheer everyone up, keep them positive and give them confidence that the photos would turn out fine.