Good Morning Folks,

I had the great pleasure of photographing the wedding at the Goodwood Hotel at Glorious Goodwood West Sussex of Kelly and Paul. The day was bitterly cold but the rain stayed away! We were a little disappointed as the estate was closed for the day due to the re-surfacing of the road ahead of the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July. It really hit home how much planning there is for this event!

The wedding day started in Billingshurst, West Sussex and the house was full of excitement of the wonderful day ahead. We then headed over to Goodwood to see the boys and capture some images before Paul had his interview. Kelly arrived with her Dad and the Bridesmaids looking gorgeous and the whole day was full of happiness and fun. The reception room was like something out of Narnia; absolutely gorgeous.

We did manage to get outside for some portraiture and also the group shots, we had the blanket at hand to make sure Kelly was nice and cosy though; this was definitely not the weather to be bearing one’s shoulders for too long!

I have photographed a number of weddings over the last two weeks and the weather has been wildly different for each one. Part of being an experienced professional wedding photographer is being completely unfazed by our glorious but changeable weather and turning what some would see a disadvantage into some lovely images that are as individual as the couple you are photographing. Being unfazed though is borne from extensive training and experience of being the sole photographer at many weddings. Oh stop yakking Claire and get on with chatting about today’s images I hear you say; so without further ado here we go.

This image makes me just smile; this was the moment that Kelly and Paul were pronounced Husband and Wife and Kelly face just beams. This is the most important part of the day and the joy and relief when all has run smoothly is really evident here. I love image two and the steps leading up to the Whiskey bar caught my eye at the pre-wedding shoot; I just knew that Kelly had to look magnificent here. The first dance is always a part of the day I enjoy photographing, it is such a intimate moment and a time to share a few moments together to reflect on what a wonderful day it has been. The love between Kelly and Paul just oozes from this image and I always like to light these images to hone in on the intimate nature of what I am photographing. Last but not least something that is always important in any wedding day, the first official images as Husband and Wife.

I am furiously editing weddings here, remembering, giggling and shedding the odd tear and so pleased that I was chosen to be a part of the couples’ big day.

Have a great week folks,

Claire 🙂