Every minute of every hour of every day
you are making the world, just as you
are making yourself, and you might as well do it
with generosity and kindness and style.
Lucinda was once a workmate of Megan, whose wedding I photographed back in 2011 when she married Wayne, and also of Lucy whose wedding I photographed the following year when she married Boyd. I was delighted when she got in touch about her own wedding and her marriage to Seb. I had and continue to have particularly fond memories of both of those prior weddings and the calibre of the people at their hearts. Birds of a feather flock together, as they say, so I felt assured of the prospect of another fantastic experience to be had. That feeling of assurance was indeed perfectly satisfied. In addition to being delighted to receive that enquiry, I was also rather flattered that Lucinda & Seb had not yet set a date for their wedding at the time when contact was made. Lucinda put forward a range of dates across Spring and Summer – checking which ones I might still be available for – and we kept in touch across the span of a few months until everything was in place.
Throughout that process, in meeting up with the two before the wedding – in pixellated form via Skype – and in spending time with them and all of their guests on the wedding day itself I felt personally enriched by my exposure to a wealth of kindness and inclusivity. I enjoyed witnessing all that took place, I enjoyed photographing all that I did; I valued enormously the generosity of spirit I was exposed to in doing what I do.
Lucinda & Seb married at Our Lady & Saint Benedict church in Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire – their priest came out of retirement for the day especially to conduct their marriage ceremony – and celebrated at Wootton Park, formerly a dairy farm that in times of tightening economies in farming had recently been repurposed by the farmer as a venue for weddings and conferences. A fantastic job had been done of it all too. This is the story of their wedding day… View full post »