I was contacted by this lovely couple a few months ago after previous client’s Gary & Jackie who got married in St Helens recommended me. It was David I spoke with who advised they were also having a small and intimate wedding in Liverpool on a Tuesday. So we spoke about the mid-week package I offer which includes 3 hours of photography and then your wedding day images professionally edited and then placed on a USB stick for personal use. They were both made up and booked me on the phone after hearing the date was available 🙂
So the day arrived and at 1.20pm I was parked up in a multi story car park with a 10 minute walk to St George’s Hall for the ceremony. On the odd occasion I have driven passed this absolutely stunning building with a slight look but being within touching distance was amazing. It offers so much photographic opportunity and a great backdrop.
After a couple of minutes of walking around the venue I headed inside to be greeted by David who was standing at the entrance with his Brother and best man. Everyone was excited and looking forward to the occasion. The coordinator soon invited all family and friends to head upstairs to taker their seats. Irene was waiting outside with her son in a very smart black BMW and with last minute adjustments made they walked together inside to speak with the registrar before proceedings began.
The ceremony was beautiful and once rings were exchanged and vows were said it was time for the newly weds to officially sign the register. I got the photos I needed before placing myself up at the end of the aisle ready for the new Mr & Mrs Smith to walk hand-in-hand passed their onlooking guests whilst smiling away. I left them for 5 minutes allowing their family and friends to congratulate them before asking everyone to head downstairs to begin the formal part of the day…the group shots!
Now when anyone hears “it’s time for the formal group photographs” usually you hear the odd grunt or grumble 🙂
I do completely understand the group photographs are what they are and when I meet my clients for the first time I make them aware (if they haven’t experienced it before) the realisation that they will be stood in a certain position for a short time which may feel like a lifetime. BUT with that in mind I do keep it very relaxed and interactive so guests enjoy themselves.
With the formal groups and the more intimate shots of them complete it was time to head up to the reception venue for afternoon celebrations. We turned up at The Sir Thomas Hotel and everyone was inside enjoying a drink and a bite to eat. It was a relaxed and documented approach from me once I was inside capturing laughs and smiles in abundance. I love the candid photography as I believe it produces images which show the true essence of a person character and personality 🙂
Once the wedding breakfast had been devoured it was time for the speeches. First up was the Best man which included funny stories and then followed Irene’s Son and finally David who offered thank you’s all around. I had a wonderful time documenting their wedding day and I hope they had a great time time as the evening approached.
I look forward to sending them their wedding photographs in the near future but for now enjoy these sneak peek shots.