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Wedding at Rise Hall - Jemima and Garreth

One of this summer's highlights was photographing the wedding of Jemima and Garreth.  I had already done a family shoot with them and their twin babies, plus I had photographed her sister's wedding the year before, so they knew me well and how easy-going and relaxed I made them feel - important if you are already  bit nervous about having your photo taken!

I got there as hair and makeup were being done, and the rooms they had for their preparations were spacious, beautiful and had lovely light from the windows, which makes things that little bit easier!

wedding dress at Rise Hall
The dress
I managed to track down groom Garreth for a quick set of portraits before he was whisked away to see the registrar, then on to the ceremony room, with the adjoining doors opened up to increase the capacity, and it was still standing room only at the back!

Black and white oortrait of groom GarrethWe were tightly packed at the front as well, so was shoulder-to-shoulder with videographer Sam from Blink Video during the ceremony.  Then we were let out into the main room for drinks and chit-chat, before venturing out to the slightly windy day for group photos.

Wedding couple having fun with their twin daughters at Rise HallBride Jemima with bouquet

Speeches and food followed, then more playing outdoors as the sun was setting, with the family relaxing, allowing some moments for photos of the couple with their little girls, who had been asleep earlier.

Party time from then on with music from live band Func On the Rocks while they all danced the night away!

Groomsmen having a laugh
Groomsmen sharing a joke

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