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Knowlton Court


 

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Knowlton Court


 

James and Louise’s wedding covered quite a few locations throughout the day; this is where my unlimited coverage really becomes useful! I started at just before 08:00am  in Canterbury City Centre and ended just after 23:00pm in the grounds of Knowlton Court.

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Girls Girls Girls!


Girls Girls Girls!


I met with all the girls in a salon in Canterbury where Louise, her four bridesmaids and their daughters were being pampered and prepared for their big day, 

 Louise getting ready with all her bridesmaids in Canterbury before her wedding ceremony in Favisham and her reception at the epic & amazing Knowlton Court in Kent
 One of the Bridesmaids getting ready at Canterbury for the wedding
 Louise's massive vail, I love shooting the details before a wedding!
 I try to be as creative as i can be when shooting throughout the whole wedding day, this really provides the couple with a lot of great wedding photographs
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Groom Prep


Groom Prep


After the girls were photographed at the salon, I took a drive to meet James and the guys where they were getting ready. I could tell there was going to be a great party that night as the guys were in great spirits, After a small instruction session about how to tie  a cravat,  we were on our way to the church just outside Faversham.

 James putting on his cuff links before his big day with all the lads just outside Canterbury 
 Just finishing up all the details before the groom gets married
 He just makes sure he is looking really smart before he makes his way to the church to get married
 I photographed James getting a TAG watch as a present from his wife to be before they met at the church on their wedding day
 The groom was just making sure he was clean shaven for his big day, I love using reflections to capture two angles in one photograph
 The Groom is just putting his shoes on before he goes to meet his wife at the church
 The Small Details really raise the look of the guys and the wedding, they also really help with the wedding photos
 The waistcoat really completes the look for the groomsman, helping them all the match and make the groom stand out all together!
 Cravats really add a level of class and sophistication to a gentleman attire, a great addition to your wedding photographs  
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The Details Before the Magic


The Details Before the Magic


Once the guys had arrived at Osprey church there were some finishing touches that needed applying, a few legalities that needed sorting and a quite a few guests that needed ushering inside. I always find some of the brides favourite photos are captured at this time, as it’s a part of the day she isn’t part of.

 All the guys got their button holes at the church, it was great fun watching them try to fix them to each others suits sometimes it just requires a ladies touch to finish them up!
 James was one the first to enter the church to check everything was ready for the entrance of his wife to be.
 The Victor having a word with the groom before James and Louise are to be married and become husband and wife  
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I Do


I Do


If a part of the day lends itself to black and white, I will process all images from that part of the day as black & white with a colour alternative. This gives my couples a choice of both; sometimes the colour images can feel a bit distracting especially in a dark church.

 This was taken right at the start of the wedding ceremony, where the bride and groom were finally reunite
 I love capturing guest reactions weather in is in the church for the speeches. They provide great storytelling wedding photographs 
 By having two photographers it allows a massive range of angles and shots from close up ring photographs to really wide angle first kiss photos
 Capturing the emotion is what i do best! I love capturing the quick smiles and nervous from the bride and groom on their wedding day, it really adds to the photographs
 When they walked down the isle I tend to shoot wide and capture all the guests reactions with the couple centered in the frame, these images really tell great stories and show who was there as well as capturing the emotion. My second photographer will shoot tight just concentrating on the couple and the emotion
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The Grand Arrival


The Grand Arrival


James and Louise wanted to make an entrance, and I made sure I was able to leave the church and get to the venue to catch their arrival in their beautiful Rolls Royce. While they were mingling with their guests I set up for their group photos while my second shooter was capturing the reception drinks.

 A wedding photo of the bride and groom walking towards their reception at Knowlton court to great all their guests
 I have a very small period of time with James and Louise for their Photographs, we took everything while we were walking towards their reception. I used the background of all the bushes to create a patterned background 
 I always take the time and effort to line up my family and group photos, that way they all have a universal look about them
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Party Time


Party Time


I love magicians, it must be my inner child who is clapping away, but they can help relax your guests and can create some amazing photos; in a matter of seconds I can capture 3 or 4 frames displaying excitement, shock, disbelief and laughter. If you have a few hours between your ceremony and wedding breakfast I highly recommend having one.

 I love a magician they play an important part in keeping your guests entertained, they also help me create brilliant natural wedding photos of all your guests as the focus is off of me 
 The guys loved the magician, he brought out the inner child in all of the guys and myself, He really helped to capture natural Wedding photographs outside Knowlton Court , 
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Let me sing too you


Let me sing too you


I don’t get caught off guard often at weddings, but I really didn’t expect the waiters to break out into song. They held their thick Russian ascents even when speaking to us. Fortunately I make it a habit to keep a camera at my side at all times and I was able to take a knee and capture some great reactions.

 The guests loved the singing waiters at Knowlton Court, The reactions are sometimes hard to capture crisply at weddings, but by using lots of off camera lighting I can capture the reactions every time!
 the waiters were a surprise for myself and the other photographer, Not to mention the Bride and groom, they were a surprise gift from both parents on their wedding! A well kept secret by all
 I make sure i move around the room to capture every guest and the guys playing at a large variety of angles
 Guest reactions are priceless as this guy was dancing away with the guys who were singing to the bride and groom
 Some of the songs were really dramatic, the waiters broke out into dance as well as song, one even mounted the table making for a real crazy show!
 The bridesmaids could not resist a dance, they were up and dancing right away, making for some great wedding photos of their guest nice and relaxed having loads of fun
 It ended with a cheer, everyone loved the signing waiters and i felt i captured this part of their wedding day in a great light which represents the fun that was had that day
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Lets Dance


Lets Dance


Once the speeches had ended and the food consumed the music started!! James and Louise decided not to opt for a traditional first dance and just pulled everyone up from their seats and kicked the party into action. I made sure I continued to capture the guests having a great time long into the night; once I felt I had enough embarrassing evidence of the somewhat questionable dance moves I packed up at around 22:30.

 I love the evening, everyone has had a few drinks and everyone hits the dance floor without a care in the world, this is where i am really able to capture the wedding day in a light which is great! showing off not only dance moves!
 I make sure i capture all the guests who come up onto the dance floor, this way everyone can get some great photos of them, the partner and kids!
 Having set up off camera lighting, it really helps to add contrast, vibrancy and a great moon to all the images, showing what the wedding day not only looked like but also felt light
 I love to get on the dance floor and dance myself, this way i can get in close and capture the day from a guests perspective, I wont sit far away and try to pick of just faces, I need to see those dance moves!