This week, David and Natalie sidle up to one another at sunset, with a stunning and uninterrupted countryside backdrop. This lovely pair threw their own wicked twist on a country farm wedding, with everything from vintage cars, to tipis and hay bails. It'll have you making daisy chains in the grass, and gazing at golden fields of corn. A super relaxed and picturesque day... Wait 'til you see the couple shots at the end of the post ladies and gents.
At the foreground of the setting, sat two vintage VW campers, glinting in the low sun. Rising up majestically behind them, the tipi structure which housed the reception; picnic tables scattered about in the field were topped with wild flowers and surrounded by hay bails. The setting was breathtaking; the tipi sat at the top of a field which tumbled down into the rolling hills around it,
golden crops with lush green copses dotted across the panorama.
It really was the most beautiful backdrop.
With this in mind, I had to get David & Natalie into the fields for their intimate couple shots. So I pulled them away from the party later on, just as the low sun neared the horizon. There they stood amidst the crop, close and relaxed;
golden tones glowing through Natalie's hair; a gentle breeze lifting the odd strand away from her shoulder.
David didn't take his eyes off her the entire time, and there were so many kisses and giggles, that it was hard not to grin whilst I worked.
I was bouncing around in this field like an over excited puppy, and they were un-phased. One field away, the tipi boomed music and laughter across the landscape. But this moment, this small spot in a farmers field at sunset, seemed silent.
All I could hear were my breaths behind the viewfinder, and the quiet murmur of their sweet conversation.
It was late, and I had been shooting non stop for over 10 hours, but I walked away from that sunset energised and excited. I suddenly felt like I could do another 10 hours. It's funny like that,
creative energy. You cannot manufacture it, but when you get it.. damn.
And when you get to use it to express two people's chemistry and romance, it's dreamy. I'm gushing here, forgive me.
Here is the honest truth about being a wedding photographer.. You see it from the outside; these romantic photos of two people in love.. what could be better?
But truth be told, you get fifteen minutes tops, in an entire 12+ hour day, to set a scene like this.
The majority of your job is to keep up, keep looking, and keep snapping. But then, if you're lucky enough to pull the couple away in the golden hour, then it makes all the stress and exhaustion worth it. It's why I do what I do.
Thanks to Natalie and David for trusting me with their wedding memories, and to their awesome friends and family for making it all so much fun!