Hooray – another Richmond wedding to photograph! I live in Wandsworth, just down the road from Richmond, and so often hang out with my little boys in Richmond Park. I love Pembroke Lodge, which is a Georgian Mansion situated on the edge of the park and is a great place for a cup of coffee and slice of cake. I hadn’t photographed a wedding their before, but it turns out it’s also a fantastic wedding venue! The staff are fantastic and as you can see from the photographs, it’s absolutely stunning.
I met up with Rachel and Nick a couple of months before their wedding to chat through the details of the big day. They stressed to me that they REALLY didn’t like having their photograph taken, and they seemed a bit anxious about the couple photographs on the day. This is actually quite common for me – perversely I seem to be the wedding photographer of choice for people who don’t actually really want a wedding photographer! I reassured them that I work in a natural way, it wouldn’t be too painful….and if they were hating having their photo taken at any time we could always stop and have a drink instead.
As it turned out, there was no need for any anxiety – Rachel and Nick were so happy and relaxed on their wedding day and I’m thrilled with how this joy and love shines through in their photos! They are definitely my new poster couple for people who think they hate having their photo taken – it’s so different on your wedding day as most of the time you’re just too busy having the happiest day of your life to notice me snapping away in the background!
They also told me that there weren’t going to be many ‘details’ for me to photograph…that changed too! I love how their personalities shone through the big day with lots of lovely touches – little Marmite table name holders, records as table names, home made bouquets made out of old books, Worcestershire sauce favours and a table bursting with home made cakes…and not to forget Nick’s awesome tweed suit and Rachel’s fab Irregular Choice shoes.
Sarah Legge Photography – beautiful, natural wedding photography in Surrey, Sussex, London and beyond. I specialise in unobtrusive wedding photography, great if you don’t actually like having your photograph taken!