Being a Nottinghamshire Wedding Photographer I’m ideally placed to travel around the country, but sometimes It’s great to have a wedding right on your doorstep. Emma and George’s wedding was in south Nottinghamshire, just a stones throw from the town where I grew up. Their ceremony was at Shelford Church, followed by a reception at Emma’s parents farm. I visited the farm for their Engagement Shoot back in August and saw the large metal barn where the wedding was set to take place. When I arrived at the farm on the wedding day I was amazed at the transformation that had taken place.
A lot of effort had clearly gone into creating a beautiful wedding reception venue, and it certainly paid off. Having interesting lighting on ceilings and walls helps to create some great opportunities for stunning photographs. The dance area had small white lights in the ceiling which I tried to make the most of during the first dance shots. I love to get a sense of movement in images whenever possible, so I was delighted when George picked Emma up and spun her around. To me those natural moments and expressions at a wedding are worth a thousand times more than any staged photographs.
It was great to be shooting a wedding in an area of Nottinghamshire that still feels like home to me. Here are a handful of my favourite shots. Make up by Ali Gunn