LUCY AND HOWARD
SALMESBURY HALL, LANCASHIRE, JULY 2018
Lucy and Howard came to me via a word of mouth recommendation, which is always the best way of finding clients in my opinion. We met quite early on in the process, even before they'd booked their venue, but the wedding photography was an important consideration for them as like a lot of couples they had concerns about being followed around by a photographer all day. So the pre-wedding 'practise' shoot was perfect for them.
Their venue turned out to be the historic stately home Samlesbury Hall in Lancashire. The first stop of the day was to a nearby pub where Lucy and her many bridesmaids were staying and getting ready. Then it was on to the venue to find Howard and the groomsmen.
The couple were very clear about what they wanted from their wedding photographs. They had a lot of family and friends, and wanted us to focus on capturing the day as it unfolded rather than trying to structure too many group shots. Having said that, they did want some group shots, but credit to their lively friends for helping make these so much fun to take.
We also took some time away from everyone to get a few couple shots. Sometimes this can just be a nice bit of breathing space for the couple rather than about getting loads and loads of pictures. Taking them out into the grounds and staying back to give them some privacy gives them some time to take in the fact that they've just got married.
WHAT THEY SAID...
"Steve was highly recommended to us by a friend, and after we had viewed his website and previous work we knew we didn't need to make any other arrangements to see photographers. We arranged to meet Steve to have an initial discussion about the day and process. Steve was calm, professional and reassuring throughout the process.
We had another meet with Steve before the big day at our chosen wedding venue. As neither of us felt overly comfortable being photographed, Steve did a small shoot with us on location to give us a feel of how he operated. He is a natural professional so made us feel at complete ease.
Steve captured our day perfectly. The pictures are amazing and we are both so happy we made the decision to run with Steve. He isn’t intrusive at all and sometimes you didn’t even know he was there, but at the same time he was a complete professional making sure everyone was in the right spot to capture the shots he needed.
Choosing the right photographer was one of the most important decisions to us both on our special day, and we couldn’t have asked for anything more from Steve! The wedding album was a must, and we are so happy we let Steve use his creative side to bespoke it to our day. It tells a fantastic story which we have used to relive the day many times!"
Lucy and Howard Jones