Helen & Russ – the wedding

Wow – what  fantastic day it was on Saturday.  This being a bank holiday weekend everyone is fully expecting to get drenched.  However it was a suncream day rather than an umbrella day.

Weddings need not be a washout if it rains, but Helen and Russ had such a lovely setting for their big day it would have been a shame not to be able to appreciate it – magnificent views over the Stafford countryside, horses in the background and a reservoir in the distance – if it wasn’t for the wedding in the foreground I may have wished I was a landscape photographer.

I headed over to Helen’s parents house in the morning, where it was an oasis of calm – a calm that slowly gave way to plenty of kids building up their excitement as they arrived and got ready for the big day.  Helen had to time her hair, makeup and getting dressed around William, their son’s naps and food schedule.

The ceremony was at their local church – which was just about the nearest building to the farmhouse, and so although Helen arrived by car, everyone was able to enjoy the sun as they walked back to the reception, at the  house.

It was a lovely afternoon, with Champagne and canapes, before heading into the marquee for the wedding breakfast, so plenty of opportunities for catching the guests as they relaxed and enjoyed the day.

It was also a chance to see Helen’s brother and family – I had taken some family portraits last year, and it was lovely to see how their children had grown.

All in all, a lovely day for a great family.  I hope they get to enjoy themselves and relax on their honeymoon.

Here are the preview images as promised….


Written by James Crockford

James Crockford

As a photographer, I genuinely enjoy the process of taking photos – the interaction, creativity and happy clients keep me enthusiastic and innovative. Many people find it awkward having their photograph taken – I use my experience to put people at ease so that I can get the most out of them, often in a short period of time.

Over the years I have been a professional photograph, I have won both regional and national awards, and I have been awarded an LMPA from the Master Photographers Association.

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