It was a true pleasure to photograph Lynsey & Tom’s quaint, rustic, DIY wedding with a vintage feel, which took place near Lutterworth, Leicestershire, at Misterton church. I arrived at the church first and took 15 minutes photographing Tom, who was feeling (allowably!) nervous, as well as wedding guests arriving. Misterton church has a lovely atmosphere, both inside and out, and the dappled sunlight fell through the tree-lined entrance to the church beautifully. After this I drove back to Lynsey & Tom’s house, which is 5 minutes down the road, to capture the quiet moments and finishing touches being applied – both to Lynsey, who looked totally gorgeous adorned with flowers in her hair, and also to the décor in the back garden, where the couple and their guests were having the reception later in the afternoon. Lynsey had organised and arranged the theme, layout and many little details which made the setting look and feel romantic, relaxed and really pretty. The vouple are blessed to have a gorgeous view on to fields from the garden, which we were allowed to use to take wedding photographs in – a photographer’s dream!!
I sped off ahead of Lynsey and her dad and headed up to the church. The ceremony itself was meaningful and touching, with the vicar reminding the couple of their new ‘Learner’ staus as newly-weds, wise words indeed!
We walked from the church back to the house, down a quaint little lane which follows cornfields and is lined by trees, we captured some gorgeous, natural images of the couple here. I always find that ‘in action’ shots, even if the action is as simple as walking, result in great shots as it helps the sitter (or stander, in this case) feel more at ease and natural whilst being photographed. This helps me as a documentary wedding photographer, no end.
The reception started with us taking some group photographs in the adjacent field, and then some more fun photographs with balloons which had been bouncing away on a fence nearby. Lynsey had shared her Pintrest board of wedding photography inspiration with me when she booked me, so I knew what kind of style of photographs she liked, (I would recommend this to anyone booking a wedding photographer, as it really opens up loads of creative ideas, both for the client and also for the photographer!). After this I wondered around capturing candid and detail photographs, staying until the end of the speeches, where I took my leave and left the couple to the rest of their lovely wedding day! Thanks so much for having me Tom & Lynsey!