Recently, we got to shoot with one of the most down-to-earth couples we have been lucky to meet. Helena & Jamie were a couple who knew exactly what they wanted on their wedding day – a beautiful, family-orientated and intimate wedding in the village they love. They also wanted all of their suppliers to be locally-based in the area - which gratefully, included us!
Based in Timsbury, just on the outskirts of Bath and Bristol, Helena and Jamie’s day felt like it had no pretensions – it was a simple, elegant gathering of all those near and dear to the happy couple. A beautiful chance to celebrate their love and be totally at ease.
Living in Timsbury – a beautiful rural village – both loved the town and wanted a small ceremony in their local church followed by a meal and reception with family and close friends at The Connies – a tucked-away little bistro in the village. Most definitely a hidden gem of this neck of the woods!
After the church ceremony, the happy couple got the chance to have a quick breather with me while I took their couple shots. The weather was perfect – not too sunny, but not overcast. This meant that I got the opportunity to take them to a spot in nearby Camerton that I had been itching to shoot at – a field full of rapeseed in full-bloom. The field was filled to the brim with beautiful bright yellow wild flowers and made for some stunning shots!
Back at The Connies for the reception, I stayed and took additional photos of the bistro itself and friends and family enjoying the day.
Helena and Jamie opted for our five hour package – but I felt that I had taken so many shots it must have been longer! As a photographer it is just so great when time flies during a wedding and you come home with a memory stick stuffed full of so many lovely photos!
What I love about this job is that every wedding is so unique, and tells a story so personal. What really stood out for me about Helena and Jamie’s day was that it was just so full of love, and had no pretense about being the biggest or boldest event – its beauty was in its intimacy and true, heartfelt emotion.