It’s not often that I get to drive down the M62 into Liverpool for wedding photography, but when I do … boy, is it worth it!
Small is beautiful. It’s official. Last month Michelle and Ben married in front of seventeen of their nearest and dearest, in an intimate ceremony in Knowsley, and it was a beautiful event.
I’ve mentioned several times before how I enjoy shooting a very small wedding ceremony. As a (mainly) documentary wedding photographer, I’m always trying to get into the thick of events, attempting to find the little moments and stories that make up the narrative of the day. Well, small weddings are simply chock full of such moments because every one of the guests has been invited because they are important to the couple. And that’s the common bond they all share. So, very quickly, stories are told, memories shared, and the emotion quickly rises to the surface, bubbling out in a million little gestures and expressions. Soon, smiles turn to laughs, happiness swells, pride starts to invade. Tears flow, whether through happiness at the coming together of two people who are loved and cherished so dearly, or of sadness at the memory of missing loved ones. It’s all there, simmering beneath the surface and waiting to be recorded.
We began the day at Knowsley Registry Office where, despite threatening clouds, the decision was made to conduct an outdoor ceremony in the gazebo behind the office building. After the ceremony, and lots of hugs and kisses, I took a few group shots, and some relaxed portraits of Michelle and Ben, before everyone headed up the road to the Galleria restaurant in Rainhill, which had been booked for the afternoon for speeches, more hugs and kisses and the wedding breakfast.
Here are a few highlights.
I’m currently booking dates for 2018 and 2019, but still have a few spaces left in my 2017 calendar. So, whether your wedding plans are large or small, please get in touch to check my availability.