The Beach & The Old Church
I was chuffed to pieces when Emma & Ton asked me to be their wedding photographer. They are a lovely couple with a beautiful family and I knew the day would be great fun. We had our first consultation at the couple’s home; only a few days after Emma gave birth to their youngest son Bodhi. It was a warm easy going chat and we settled upon a suitable wedding package to include a pre-wedding shoot. Emma & Ton first met whilst surfing at Compton Bay and so we chose that as the location for the pre-wedding shoot. The ceremony was to take place at St Boniface Old Church on the weekend of August Bank Holiday.
Their pre-wedding shoot took place during sunset as Compton faces South-West & benefits from the evening sun. When we arrived clouds were gathering over the horizon; it was hard to tell whether we would get the light. Emma & Ton were both a little nervous about this shoot however, I asked them to just go for a walk and be together, I would do the rest. For the next hour the beach & the light conspired to give us perfect conditions and we were all pleased with the results.
The Big Day
Both venues for this wedding were a dream to photograph & provided stunning backdrops for the couple. St Boniface Old Church in Bonchurch dates from the 11th Century. It is tiny & perfectly formed and in a beautiful setting. Their reception venue, East Dene is also very picturesque, a stone walled Manor house with a huge garden dropping down towards the sea. The wedding party enjoyed afternoon tea, followed by a barbecue in the evening with entertainment provided by fabulous reggae band The Ohmz.
Thanks go to Emma & Ton for having me and Reuben Mowie of Glass House Productions for his great videography.
*Prints of all photos can be purchased by clicking on the image you would like.*