Wedding photography at Gaynes Park
My 2nd visit to Gaynes Park in Essex, in as many days. I arrived at Nicola’s bridal preparation address in the middle of a heavy storm, breaking my personal record for the 50 metres “don’t get the camera gear wet” dash. The forcast for the day wasn’t great and I knew we may well be looking at wedding photography indoors at Gaynes Park. This is something that I feel, when the weather gods don’t ant to play, that I do very well. With the addition of some creative lighting techniques, indoor wedding photography can look really good.
Anyway, back to Nicola and Mark’s story. Spirits were high and the humour was flowing while the girls prepared for the day. Only to be broken with some tears of joy as Nicola handed sentimental pressies to her mum and the bridesmaids.
It was still raining quite heavily when I arrived at the church. My wedding photography at Gaynes Park has sent me to most local churches, but this was the first time at St Albans in Coopersale.
Mark and the guys arrived. Mark looked very calm and collected, greeting his family and friends.
After the service a London bus took the guests on the short journey to Gaynes Park. The newly weds arrived in style. Greeted by a ‘hail’ of confetti on the long walk. Sadly, the dry spell was short lived and we all retreated to the Orangery for the drinks reception and some family groups.
There are a few good wedding photography options at Gaynes Park if the weather isn’t playing ball. The venue kindly let me use the Coach House. I really like this space with it’s tall arched windows that bathe the room with pastel light. Then….it stopped raining! A quick few portraits around the grounds. Guests coming back out and enjoying the late evening light.
It was a pleasure to photograph this wedding. I really enjoyed meeting Nicola and Mark, then being a part of their wonderful day.