Laura & Tim have hearts so big that you could climb on board and float your way up to the Moon in them. They are both individually and together a tonic to spend time with; downright uplifting souls. They come packaged with an energetic bunch of friends and family that again, are just great to spend time amongst.
Whilst planning her and Tim’s wedding – that was set to take place in and around Bury St Edmunds with a ceremony at a church within the town and subsequent celebrations a little way out into the surrounding countryside at Suffolk Barn – Laura had come across my Web site but didn’t initially make contact with me, assuming that I might be too far away to cover Suffolk.
I’m based roughly half way along the bottom of the UK; surrounded by land through a span of 180 degrees and through the other 180, it’s just sea. Then France. As I look out to sea (I can’t actually see the sea from where I’m sat, though; I can just see my computer screen) Suffolk is about as far to the left of where I am as things get, in the UK at least. Actually, Norfolk is further to the left and I have photographed a couple of weddings in that county, too. Both counties are actually to the left and up a bit also (or behind me, as I act this out with my arms and hands) and were I more properly taking a base line along the coast it would be Kent that is furthest to the left and the leftmost that I’ve travelled to photograph a wedding there has been on the Isle of Sheppey, which as it happens is exactly due South of Bury St. Edmunds. In saying all of this, I should really be describing directions from the standpoint of looking at a map of the UK in its standardly expected orientation whereby, of course, all of these places are over to the right of the country and indeed to my right from where I am located. Also, where I am sat as I write this, I am facing away from the sea. I’ve learnt a lot about the geography of the UK through my adventures in the world of weddings; an understanding of the orientation of things might at times elude me though :~).
Not uncharacteristically perhaps, I digress!
So… initially Laura didn’t make contact with me and searched for a wedding photographer closer to home, but she kept popping back onto my Web site and I’m so thankful that she did so, and that she did then make contact because… well… happy me! :~) I got to do what I love doing and with people that I couldn’t have loved more doing it with.
This is the story of Laura & Tim’s wedding day and it starts with what I believe should become a wedding day tradition for all marrying couples… a wedding day banana… View full post »