Laura & Max’s Wedding was superb fun to involved in and document for them, Laura & Max’s openness to the possibility of their images makes my life every so easy; on the more than one occasion I got these words from Max “Just do whatever you want Barney” – always super words to here and hopefully the pictures reflect the relationship the three of us built together.
I loved Elmore Court, their wedding venue, for the variety of old and new it provided and couples with a beautiful morning, outdoor drinks and a super golden sunset all add up to a thoroughly visually stimulating day.
As always it was great to be working alongside the amazing video talent from Ben Foster of Foster Filming.
I’ll let Laura & Max do the rest of the talking…’
‘Laura and I met on the first day of Law School in Birmingham, Laura still practices but I qualified then got out of the profession in search of greener grass! We got married at the end of September 2015 at Elmore Court in Gloucestershire, and we were blessed with a glorious hot and sunny day (although we were prepared for a typically grey rainy one.)
We chose Elmore after seeing just one other venue the week before. As soon as we got there we looked at each other and knew it was perfect. It has a wonderful combination of history in the main house and beautiful design and modern touches in the Gillyflower – where we had the wedding breakfast.
I love great photography and we both had a good idea of what we wanted from the photographer we chose. Essentially someone who could capture the moment without you knowing they were there. We liked the reportage style and shots which were a bit different and creative. We looked at the images on Barney’s website and knew he was exactly what we wanted. His work ethic and kind, professional nature on the day put everyone at ease.
It’s difficult to pick favourite moments of the day as you just feel a sense of elation throughout, the amount of attention you get is overwhelming. One of the highlights though was thanks to Barney, we had some sparklers and he gathered everyone together to make a tunnel of guests at the end of the night, (not easy when everyone has taken advantage of the open bar), he captured some stunning shots as we walked through the tunnel of swirling sparklers.
If I was to offer advice to couples planning a wedding it would simply be to enjoy it, the preparation is easy to get stressed about, but during the day you have such a good time that it doesn’t seem anywhere near as important as you first think. For us the most important things were to find a venue we absolutely loved and to choose a photographer who reflected the style we liked. The photos are the best memory of the day so it’s important to make sure they are in the style you like and capture all the details you are most concerned about.’