07 May Tracey & Mike’s Wedding in Maidstone, Kent
Tracey and Michael’s Maidstone based wedding was a bit of a blast from the past. Their ceremony was held at the very same church in which I photographed my first solo wedding. It’s a huge beautiful building with an amazing exterior. I was very excited to utilize the ‘[not so] secret garden’ next door where I’ve done previous shoots.
Though it wasn’t as sunny as Tracey and Michael may have hoped (seriously, where is the sun this year?) the conditions were perfect for photos. I prefer a bit of overcast so the Bride and Groom aren’t squinting uncomfortably and the shadows aren’t too harsh. They were troopers in the chilly wind, though!
After doing the group and couple shots we went off to Riano’s, which is a fantastic 18th Century building right in the heart of Maidstone. Complete with rose wooded floors and great lighting in the reception room, Tracey and Michael definitely chose a warm and cozy venue for celebration.
On Monday Tracey and Michael head off to Corfu – which I am very jealous of indeed. Congratulations to the both of you! Enjoy your sunny honeymoon and I look forward to having you back in the Ashford studio to view your entire slideshow.