Wedding Photography The Elvetham Hotel, Hampshire : Sophie and Andrew

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Andy contacted me regarding his wedding back in October 2011, and asked if I were free on Dec 29th 2012, with the possibility that they might choose a different wedding date if I were not. I was really pleased to say that I was, and they booked 10 days later without meeting me. I eventually met both Sophie and Andy at the Elvetham Hotel in October 2012, one year later. At the pre-wedding shoot, we went through the plan for the day, and worked out that we would photograph a ‘first look’ due to the ceremony being at 4pm.

Saturday 29th December 2012, yet another rainy day in the year of the highest rainfall on record…

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This is a test shot for the first look, to check my position and my assistants to the right. I’m shooting this with a zoom lens, so that I’m not standing near Andy (and Sophie when she appears).

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I then went upstairs to the getting ready room, to see if Sophie was ready to see her Groom.

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All set…

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This is my assistant’s view.

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We then had a short time to take some shots around the grounds, before guests arrived and the weather turned for the worse.

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They all persevered really well considering how cold it was.

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Andy’s speech took place before the meal began.

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The other speeches were after the meal, and contained several very embarrassing moments for both the bride and groom.

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