This is a photograph from Helen & Jamie's fantastic wedding at one of area's finest wedding venues. The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country club near Cotgrave. As their wedding photographer in Nottingham I was asked to document their day.
Helen & Jamie had lots of good weather on their wedding day. After their civil ceremony, we came outside and their wedding car was conveniently parked waiting for us to use.
Given the weather I asked the driver to take the roof off to give the portrait a real summer feel. The bride & groom sat down and enjoyed a few moments together. I chose to crouch in front of the car and shoot use the front window to frame them within the photograph. I also love how the ribbon is acting like a leading line to them.
Later we shot many more photographs for their wedding but this was one of my favourites.
I also love this simple shot from later in the day which shows Jamie enjoying a pint with his groomsmen. Pressure over. Job done. It was simply time to relax and party!
I try never to forget that I am there to document a wedding and tell the story of the day. It isn't a large photo shoot and I try to direct as little as possible. In short I always try to be the proverbial fly on the wall. As one of the most popular wedding photographers in Nottingham I think this approach is correct.
Location: Stragglethorpe, Nottingham NG12 3HB.