As has become a tradition, I was asked to photograph the wedding of a dancer friend whom I met while she studied and danced at Cambridge. And also traditionally, they chose to be wed in Cambridge, and celebrate in their college, Sidney Sussex.
My friend Sarah recently got engaged, and asked for an engagement shoot in her college, Emmanuel.
Li is a good friend from University, and I was honoured to be part of his day both as a guest and wedding photographer. The wedding was quite small, but very beautiful. One of the few weddings I’ve photographed that had a wedding planner, but Rebecca Gregory did a fantastic job. The grounds of Wotton House, a hotel in Surrey, afforded myriad beautiful locations for photographs, and being able to enjoy the day among friends made everything perfect.
The rest of the wedding photos can be found at http://claude.cantabphotos.com/100808154327/
A sneak preview from yesterday’s wedding; Li & Alyssa were married in Wotton House, Surrey.
Amy & Steven met during Rock’n’Roll dance classes at Cambridge University, and were the club’s most successful couple in years of competitions.
The groom and best man take a walk before the ceremony
Patient Page Boy
The bride is greeted by her bridesmaids
After the wedding preparations, Alex and André got married at Buckland Tout-Saints, a luxury country-house hotel. The hotel grounds made for some lovely photos of the bridal couple. Having photographed many weddings and bridal couples, I have to say there was a very clear natural intimacy and relaxed feel between Alex and André, which shows in the following photos.
The dinner and dancing was held at Buckland House, in Slapton, Devon.
I was invited to photograph Alex and André’s wedding in Devon, and they and the whole family were most welcoming and helpful. The room used for the bride’s preparations was bright and cleanly-decorated, the ideal location for natural photos.
As Tyra Banks would say on ANTM, “Fierce!”
The bride’s dress hanging in the window
The bride’s hair and make-up, with her bridesmaids
Patrick and Emma were students in Cambridge a while ago, and decided to get married in Christ’s College as they’re still based in Cambridge. Hidden away at the back of the college are beautiful gardens, and an old unused bathing pool, that made for excellent bride and groom photos.
Next to the statue of a young Charles Darwin