One of the many enjoyable things about photographing weddings is the opportunity to capture a wide range of emotions over the course of the day. Every wedding day has its share of tears and laughter (and every other emotion in between).
I make it my business to try to record them all, as, unlike the obvious things such as the dress, flowers and cake, these fleeting emotional highs and lows are so quickly forgotten, lost in the blur of the day, and these are the memories my clients tell me they value above all others.
A recent wedding I photographed at Nonsuch Mansion in Surrey serves as a case in point. I've picked out a selection of 42 pictures of the bride, taken over an eight hour period, but what a huge range of moods on display.
Everything starts calmly as the bride and bridesmaids begin their preparations, bathed in sunshine and three hours to get ready.
Texts from frineds and last minute preparations ratchet up the tension a little
During the 'happy couple' shoot, away from the hubbub of the reception, the bride and groom can briefly relax together in private and share the moment as newlyweds.