Steph & Joe | Wedding | Priston Mill, Bristol

So this is the rather amazing story of Steph and Joe’s wedding at Priston Mill told through photographs. It was such an emotional and joyous day and I’m so thankful I got to share it with them. It was a pleasure to share in the pre-wedding nerves with Steph whilst she was getting ready. I also got to witness the expression on her father’s face when he saw her in wedding dress for the first time. I then caught up with Joe and his best man (sorry I’m quite bad with names!) at St. Mary’s church in Henbury, Bristol. Then when Steph arrived fashionably a few minutes late I photographed her little smile as she walked down the aisle.

It was a very emotional ceremony as Steph’s father co-led the ceremony. As Joe said in his speech, that doesn’t happen very often and my trusty assistant even commented that he felt himself welling at one point! Celebrations ensued after the ceremony and a few posed formal photographs. We were incredibly lucky with the weather to have such a beautiful day in April. We then headed off to the Tythe Barn for their wedding reception in the sun. Some female guests removed their heels to enjoy the grass in the garden outside of Priston Mill – I don’t often see that at April Weddings and then we headed in for food.

At some point in between courses we headed off to take some creative photographs of Steph and Joe by themselves. The light was amazing and I got some of the best photographs taken ever! During the mini photo shoot we were interrupted  when hot air balloons spotted us from above and descended. This made a great informal photography opportunity and I took full advantage before they were blew away!

We headed back, cut (and ate) the cake, started up the photo booth and photographed some of the most outrageous dance moves I have ever witnessed.

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This Post Has 29 Comments
  1. BERT!!!!!!! LOVE them all! I like all the little interactions that you have seen and captured between the guests – and the serealness of those hot air balloons in the fields – fantastic – makes their Wedding photos all the more unique! Amazing work – as always!

  2. Bert these are beautiful shots. I actually felt tearful looking through. What a beautiful day and perfectly captured!

  3. Yeah, you would never believe this is shot at the start of April.. 🙂 Great job, Albert!

  4. Effortless, relaxed, beautiful, sophisticated, creative, slick, fabulous – just a few words I would use to describe these photos. You really captured every emotion of their big day – I don’t know these people but I had a lump in my throat looking at their wedding snaps! You are truly gifted and clearly passionate about what you do and I admire you greatly! My brother & sis in law got married at Priston Mill so I really enjoyed flicking through them bringing back memories!!

  5. Bert, this is by far my favorite wedding from you. You did such an amazing job catching the emotions and story of the day – I just LOVE it. LOVE! They’ve got to be so pleased with them! Great work.

  6. hi Albert-we are in bangkok waiting for our flight to phuket and we popped online and had a look at your photos. You have captured our day PERFECTLY-we both got rather emotional looking at them!! WE absolutely love them so far. Thankyou soooooo much!! It was the best day ever-so relaxed and you have shown that through your pics. thankyou thankyou!

  7. Hi Albert,
    Just wanted to say that these pics are amazing! I wish you were our wedding photographer! You have really captured the atmosphere of the day. Thank you
    Naomi (The best bridesmaid)

  8. Hi Albert

    All I can say is WOW! Looking at the pictures was like reliving a little of the day….the emotion has been captured so perfectly they made me cry ( no surprise as I was a wreck on the day!) If ever Ross pops the question you would be first in line without a doubt! Thank you for making these so special for my sister and Joe (The true best bridesmaid)

  9. Absolutely brilliant, Albert. You made us even more proud of our daughter and her husband….and her sisters. It was a magic day and you captured that magic…thank you.

  10. Paul and Maureen (Joe’s parents) Thank you so much for capturing such fantastic images of a truly wonderful day. We just keep looking and looking at your story of Joe and Steph. These are images to be treasured…… although I am little embarrassed by the dance moves in the cold light of day. A heartfelt thank you Albert.

  11. Very nice photographs, love the lighting. Love the ones of the couple on the grass and with the hot air balloon, so perfect.

  12. Gorgeous! I love the air baloons in the background with the couple shots and that cake table is just to die for! Amazing photos Albert – I love snooping around your blog and I love your work! 🙂

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