Monday, 31 March 2014

STOKE PARK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Emma and Rob were married a few ago at Chalfont St.Giles' 12th Century parish church and the splendid nearby Stoke Park Club, and they couldn't have chosen a more beautiful blue-skied day.

Emma looked stunning as she arrived at the church in a beautiful vintage Rolls Royce; the big smiles were evident as she approached the church with her father, bridesmaids and page boy. Yet only 15 minutes earlier her little pageboy had decided he wanted to give his father the runaround and head elsewhere, and he had raced off down Chalfont St.Giles High Street at full speed without warning! Thankfully his father was every match for this young boy's burst of mischevious energy, and once he'd hurtled about 50 metres down the street he was scooped up and carried back to the church giggling away!  I saw a great picture opportunity here and the result was one of my favourite pictures of the day.

The ceremony was carried out by the Bishop of Buckingham; the last time I attended a wedding with a bishop in attendance was at Westminster Abbey!

After the ceremony and church pictures we headed off to Stoke Park for the reception, and the glorious weather meant everyone was outside for champagne and photographs. I was asked to capture a mix of fun candid images and classic poses/group shots. I think Emma and Rob's favourite photo opportunity was when we all jumped on the golf buggies and rode down to Stoke Park's famous bridge on the glistening lake, most notably featured in James Bond's 'Gold Finger' and 'Tomorrow Never Dies'. I'm really pleased with the pictures, and you can see some of them below.

Emma and Rob's wedding was a real pleasure to photograph; both the couple and their guests were a joy to work with. I stayed through until the evening's entertainment and to capture my signature floodlit shots.   

Stoke Park have just printed their brand new 2014 glossy brochure, five of the images used were supplied by me. Unfortunately Emma & Rob's pictures just missed the deadline for possible inclusion; Stoke Park have said they'd love to include a couple in next year's brochure.

Enjoy your week!
Mark