Jez and Karla booked me for their Dodford Manor barn wedding photography about a year in advance of their wedding day. I had met them both briefly at one of their friends’ weddings. Gemma and Luke has tied the knot at the same venue a couple of years earlier. After seeing the photographs I produced, they decided to book me for their big day!
Being a Northampton wedding photographer, I shoot weddings largely in this area. In fact, Dodford Manor Barn has long been a favourite of mine. Steph and I have the best memories of our wedding reception there back in 2012! After opening in the same year, Dodford has grown into one of the best wedding venues in the country.
AN EXCITING WEDDING DAY
Before the wedding, I met Karla and Jez for a pre-wedding shoot. I could tell as soon as I directed my lens at them that they were at ease in front of the camera. Often this isn’t the case. So if you are nervous about being photographed then don’t worry! You are in good company!
Another thing that I realised from the engagement shoot was there was going to be a lot of laughter on this special day! I wasn’t disappointed! I spoke to Jez and Karla about their expectations for their wedding photography prior to the day. They were keen to capture all the fun and excitement of their day in a reportage style. So I set about snapping all of the fun and laughter that was before me. Being surrounded by happy people and positivity has to be one of the best part of my job. If you can even call it a job that is!
Anyway, enough from me. Here are a few comments from the very lovely newlyweds!
How did you meet?
We met in Primary School, Karla came to the UK in 1992 from Trinidad and Tobago.
So we met at the tender age of 7 years old! It was 11 years later until we became a couple! Then 15 years later til we got married! Must be in that laid back island life that Karla brought with her!!
Why did you choose Dodford Manor?
We attended a friend’s wedding there a few years ago, and it really set the benchmark high. We wanted a venue where both the ceremony and reception could take place. Also, Dodford is set in a beautiful setting!
The venue and their staff were so accomodating. With having our own wedding planner, no corkage on alcohol, amazing caterers, great PSL list for photographers ; ) all made our decision in choosing Dodford Manor very easy.
Why did you choose me to photograph your day?
I knew you were the right photographer for us, when you took a picture a few years ago of Karla. The picture was so natural, and it was the natural photographs that drew us to you. You truly capture a moment!
Describe your wedding day?
We couldn’t have asked for it to go any better! It was full of fun, love and laughter with all the right people. The only thing I would change it having a 3 day wedding!