Another weekend, another wedding, this time at Southdowns Manor in Hampshire. The bride and groom – Martin & Faye Lake – were an easy going pair who knew exactly what they wanted from their photographer. They had this to say about my work:
Rex was the right photographer for us from the word go. He gave us everything we wanted and more. A beautiful set of documentary style photos. Not posed, not forced, just very natural and a wonderful reminder of a day we will never forget. He was amazing from start to finish. Very likeable character and easy to get along with. We loved having him at our wedding and would use him again as our photographer for whatever life throws our way next. Thank you Rex. 🙂 Mr and Mrs Lake x
Life imitating Art
By far my favourite picture from this wedding was this one:
You’d be forgiven for thinking this was a posed shot but it wasn’t, at least as far as I was concerned. I remember spying the picture on the wall in the foyer when I first arrived at the venue and making note of it. Just because I don’t direct the action doesn’t mean I’m not constantly contemplating the possibilities ahead of time.
shortly after the ceremony, everyone was in the bar and I was with them – snapping merrily away. I glanced out the door across the hallway and was presented with the scene you now see. Martin and Faye were taking a moment away from the crowd for what must have been their first moment alone together as husband and wife.
I do’t know if they were aware of where they were standing, or of the picture on the wall in the foyer but the symmetry of life imitating art imitating life was instantly apparent to me. I had time to grab three frames before the moment was gone. This was the last.