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Combermere Abbey wedding photography

Today I’m previewing just a few images from Sam and Adam’s wedding at Combermere Abbey from the start of this month.

Perhaps the major difference between weddings and other areas of photography is the relationship that is built up with the the couple.  A wedding day is so long in the planning and build up that there’s the opportunity to get to know people well before the big day.  And, I strongly believe, the results show in the finished photographs.

In that regard, Sam and Adam will forever hold a special place in my affections, because I was there right at the start of their relationship (well, almost right at the start).  Adam asked me to photograph his proposal to Sam – the first time I’d been asked to do so.  I talked about that occasion here, so I feel like I’ve been part of the wedding from the off.

I was especially delighted to be asked to photograph the wedding day when I learned it was going to be held at Combermere Abbey, a venue in nearby Shropshire I’d heard many wonderful things about, but which I’d never shot at before.

The day didn’t disappoint, of course.  In fact it exceeded all my expectations.  The venue was as great as I’d imagined it would be, the happy couple were just as they’d been on the engagement shoot (i.e. totally lovely, and slightly wacky), while the amount of love and goodwill from everyone present was simply incredible.  A great day.

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There’s be a full post of the day in due course, but I couldn’t wait to share these today.  Adam and Sam, my best wishes for your future life together.

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