On a warm summer, day in a Mill at Gordleton near Lymington in Hampshire Alex and Graham had their wedding day play out just had they’d planned.
I met Alex and Graham after a long email discussion about their wedding photography as most of my couples do. We decided that seeing as they were travelling some distance to meet I’d meet them at a local eatery, The Cow in Ashley Cross, Parkstone. After a brief chat we realised we all had a love for the sea and specifically sailing, we hit it off and from that moment onwards the conversation flowed. This kind of chemistry between a bride, groom and photographer is exactly what you are after at an initial meeting, the fact that they were as mad as a box of frogs was just the icing on the cake. After a pre-wedding shoot on Sandbanks beach, I knew the wedding photographs would be special.
On the big day I arrived at the Mill at Gordleton to be introduced to the bridal party and Alex’s dog, he was brilliant, take a look at the wedding I do believe he smiled for me! The Mill at Gordleton has some pretty special sculptures around the grounds and a giant chrome robot photobombed the men’s group photo.
This photo is on the bridge over the river that runs through the mill’s grounds. The final shot we managed to get before the heavens opened and chased us indoors to the first dance. I love this photograph with its leading lines either side of the frame pulling the eye into the centre of the photograph and straight to the bride and groom.
If you are getting married at the Mill at Gordleton please get in touch, I could never tire of this venue, I’d love to revisit.