As I always say: every love story is unique, and every wedding day's character presents itself to me through the people, the places and the moments that pass in font of my lens. Kaylyn and Jeremy selected an amazing place in Union Grove Farm with their closest friends and family on a day that began with stormy skies and plenty of raindrops. Luckily for me, this was the perfect recipe for a great day and I was so pleased that Kaylyn & Jeremy's seemingly unending patience and commitment to capturing their love on camera inspired a day full of cherished moments, LOTS and LOTS of laughter (you'll see for yourselves), and some great photos!
Despite the rain, Kaylyn was determined to do whatever to create timeless memories and great photos. Eager to capture their first look, the couple fearlessly ventured outdoors, braving the drizzle to immortalize their love. The raindrops as the sun peaked out added a touch of magic to the photographs, creating an ethereal ambiance that perfectly reflected the genuine love shared between Kaylyn and Jeremy.
Kaylyn's description of Jeremy as her true love set the tone for their wedding day. This couple simply radiated an undeniable connection and the fact they are obviously head over heels in love was evident in every glance and gentle touch. As their photographers, our goal, as always, was to encapsulate the essence of their loving relationship, allowing their emotions to shine through each image. From stolen glances to tender embraces, we witnessed a love story that was meant to be cherished forever.
Kaylyn's South African heritage was carefully woven into the fabric of their wedding day with delicate proteas, South Africa's national flower, making up her beautiful bouquet and the rest of the florals.
As the ceremony approached, I was really pleased to see the sun starting to break through the stormy clouds. The barn doors at the back of the venue behind the couple were open and the light streamed in to cast a beautiful glow on the couple as they exchanged vows proceedings.
Following the ceremony, we ventured outside for portraits and as we were wrapping up, I remembered a field full of flowers that I had seen when I came out to scope out the venue a few weeks earlier. I was scared it was going to be muddy from all the rain we had had, so I got in my car and headed over as the reception was getting underway and the couple were about to eat. I was really pleased to see there was a raised area where the rainwater had mostly drained away so I rushed back to the couple to ask if they were up for more photos. I was so pleased they said yes! By the time we got back, the field was drenched in the gorgeous golden hour light of the setting sun. The clover-covered landscape provided a stunning backdrop for our impromptu session and Kaylyn & Jeremy truly embraced the beauty of the surroundings, which allowed us to capture their happiness in some photos that are amongst my favourites of all time.
After dinner, the celebration continued with an intimate reception filled with love laughter, heartfelt toasts, tender moments shared with loved ones and plenty of crazy dancing.
From a photography perspective, the dark and moody weather at the start of the day made me feel like I was back home in England. So the images that spoke to me most early on all seemed to end up looking better in black and white. As the day progressed and the sun finally came out, everything looked so much better in colour. This is what I'm talking about when I say each wedding has its own unique character. Every single one is different and that shows in the photos.
With that ALL that said, I want to thank Kaylyn & Jeremy for being so trusting in me to document their wedding day for them and wish them all the very best for a lifetime of love and happiness together.
Now, here are just a few of my picks of the pics:
Thanks to: Venue: Union Grove Farm / Planner: An Event To Remember Planning / Hair & Makeup: Krista Massey / Dress: Dawn's Bridals / Tuxedo: Suit Supply / Catering & Cake: Sage & Swift / DJ: K2 Weddings / Assistant Photographer: Richard Israel
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