Probably my most emotional wedding ever...

28th August 2014
In: News
The wedding of Vicky and Michelle was surely one of the most emotional I've ever been to. Clearly this was a same sex marriage and with the world the way it is sometimes, the road hadn't always been smooth. They've been together many years and had been longing for the opportunity to be legally married.

Although their love for each other is beautifully clear to anyone, having the chance to make it official must have been a cathartic experience after all that time.

The wedding and reception were held at the stately and sumptuous Orton Hall Hotel. A wonderful choice that guarantees beautiful photos inside and out.

The day started with me going to see Vicky in her room which (and I hope she doesn't mind me saying this) looked like someone had let a grenade off under the duvet! We got some lovely images of Vicky looking out of the window and of her proud parents, while studiously keeping the surrounding carnage carefully out of view; although I did show it in one photo just for the memories.

The ceremony was in the fabulous conservatory which offers beautiful light for the photographs. It crashed down with rain initially but later the clouds parted to provide beams of golden light for some dramatic romantic photos.

The speeches were so laden with tears I worried everyone would dehydrate! Even I had to pretend to fiddle with my camera on a few occasions while I 'cleared something from my eye'. I nearly got caught out when all eyes fell on me when Vicky and Michelle thanked me in their speech.

They are a such a kind, warm and generous couple and an absolute delight to work with. It's a blessing to be part of days like that and make a living from it... ...and we still have a trash the dress(es) session to do yet! Here's the heart-warming testimonial they left me on my website.

"What can we say? Dan is one of life's few very special people! His talent and passion for photography is reflected in the unique service he provides. He has become a new friend during the time we worked with him for our wedding and we were confident that he would capture the moments of our special day in just the way we wanted. All of our guests loved him and he noticed every glimmer of emotion in the most unlikely places for those spontaneous shots! He also managed to help two very shy and nervous brides feel completely at ease in front of the camera. His attention to detail is remarkable and the extra attention he gave to our project before, during and after the big day meant so much. We would recommend him to anyone! Dan, we cannot thank you enough. xx"

I think I might have something in my eye again....'s a small selection of their wedding photos..... enjoy (sniff).


Photo comment By Jan &T: As Michelle and Vick's witnesses, we can vouch for what emotional day it was. Your photos have captured the essence of the day and we really enjoyed looking at the stunning album with them. We will always remember the day and your photos bring back precious memories

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