Forest Wedding Photography
So this is the story all about how my life got twisted upside down at Millie and Matt’s wedding. As Mother Nature would have it the heat wave of 2018 got interrupted by a little thunderstorm. They had planned a forest wedding near Millie’s childhood home in Gloucestershire. For months they had been clearing a spot in the woodland for the ceremony and this gets a BIG thumbs up from me.
However, the night before they decided to make a cover for the woodland spot. Just as well because the weather went from being sunny and blue skies to torrential rain. People often ask me what happens if it rains on my wedding day? And I always answer with ‘well, it never rains all day!’ Well on Millie and Matt’s wedding that remained true but I also found out a little about myself. Firstly, I discovered that I love a rainy wedding!
I got soaked!
I walked around for a good 8 hours of the day with soaking feet and a big smile on my face.
What did I love about the rain? Well it completely mixed things up for me. I’m very much a ‘people’ photographer and love capturing unexpected and fun moments. As you’ll see from the photos in this blog post there are lots of these! Rather than it being a case of ‘what do I do now?’ I just embraced the opportunity and included it as part of the story.
Since their woodland wedding I’ve had a few other rainy weddings in Somerset and the South of France and I wholeheartedly embraced them! They bring an extra dynamic to the mix and it certainly doesn’t mean you get bad photos.
Millie got her amazing dress from Heart Aflutter with Make up and hair from Portraits bridal. Shout outs to Beggars Run for suits and big ups for the 2000 (!!!) origami birds that Millie and Matt made! They looked amazing in the forest wedding spot as well as the Papakata Tipi.
And that’s about it! Huge thank you to Matt and Millie who were amazing to work with and made me feel so welcome. I had an amazing time creating these photos for them and looking at them again now brings back a huge grin!