Sitting here in January 2018 with 12 inches of snow forecast, trees all over the train and power lines and traffic in chaos nationwide, it’s hard to picture that in just a couple of months time we could be experiencing beautiful sunshine in March; well that is exactly what Emma and Chris were treated to for their wedding back in March 2017, which made me very happy as it was my first wedding of the year! It was also the first time I got to not only visit Ely Cathedral but also shoot a wedding there. If you haven’t been to Ely Cathedral it is well worth a look when you are in the area. It’s sheer scale is very impressive and adorned with gold throughout it is a magnificent sight to behold.
Emma got ready near the cathedral at a local hotel where I joined her and her bridesmaids, along with her mother and sister for the all important preparations. I sent my trusty sidekick Pete Denness to visit Chris and his groomsmen at home not far from Ely Cathedral. Inside the Cathedral there are certain rules to adhere to as a photographer, one of which was not to be at the front inside the chancery, however I wasn’t aware of that so I managed to bag some lovely shots as Emma entered with her father before being very politely asked to move to the outside edges of the cathedral. However this allowed me some freedom to move unnoticed which is unusual and so I circled the ceremony to my hearts content.
After the ceremony there was just enough time to take a little stroll around the grounds of the Cathedral and Emma and Chris took a few minutes to themselves amongst the spring blossom, before all heading off to the Red Barn Norfolk at South Runcton. It’s not the first time I have shot at the Red Barn, but it is the first time I have shot there with such an impressive sunset; followers of my work will know my love of a good sunset!
Here are just a few highlights from the big day of Emma and Chris. If you are getting married and are looking for a photographer, please do get in touch!