Well, what can i say, Laura & Jon were the most amazing couple to work with, completely loved up and each of them surrounded by gorgeous and amazing friends and family, all very happy smiley people too, which always helps when you're photographing a wedding!. This was a really fun day to shoot, and i was presented with a countless number of both candid, reportage and directed photo opportunities all day long.
Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire was the reception venue and they certainly don't come much more grand and spectacular than this!... Laura made me laugh at her pre wedding photo shoot, ttrying to tell me it's not a big wedding really... then i explained that she's getting married in Church with around 100 guests and then having her reception in a huge Castle with fireworks and Cannon firing... hardly a low key affair!! Belvoir is such a beautiful backdrop for a wedding with huge gardens you can get lost in, for more personal photography of just the Bride & Groom.
A huge thanks going out to Darren Cresswell, a very talented wedding photographer and friend, Darren second shot on this one, due to me having broken my toe only a week before!! - Darren did a lot of running around, really helped capture Jon and the groomsmen at the church before the ceremony, a lot of the wedding breakfast room detail and also many great candids during and after the church. - thanks mate!. :)
Laura & Jon are a very easy going pleasant couple, not to mention patient!... persevering with all my crazy photo ideas and posings!... but wow... i think it paid off, I am so pleased with the images achieved. I'm looking forward to seeing them at the studio to choose their favourites for the album! I'm really pleased with the night time shots, fireworks and Cannon firing pics... not the easiest shots to take but very happy with how they turned out!!
I don't think I or any of the guests will ever forget Laura & Jon's First dance... what an awesome, fun filled visual spectacular that was!! - never mind the fireworks, the first dance was where it all happened.
Congratulations Laura & Jon and best wishes for the future - Mr & Mrs Mahoney! - Thanks for choosing me to capture your special day, it was truly an honour! - Love Steven.