Time To Get Married
The couple decided to host their full day at The Rabbit Hotel. The ceremony room at the venue is so pretty and it was the perfect choice for their laid back wedding style. In a beautiful humanist ceremony they became husband and wife. While family and friends got to listen more about their love story. This type of ceremony is so personal to the couple and I just loved hearing more about how they met.
Time To Mingle
When you have your wedding day all under one roof, the timeline runs a lot smoother. There is no travelling which really can eat into your time. After the ceremony the couple got some time to mingle and chat with their guests. A few selfies and photographs with friends was possible as travelling wasn’t an issue.
The Bridal Party
This was a fun bridal party. We went into the gardens and within fifteen minutes the bridal party shots were complete. Having fun on your wedding day is super important. You want those gorgeous images but not with fake smiles. I work fast so people (usually guys, sorry, guys) don’t get bored. You end up with happy, natural images of your best friends who have supported you on the day and beyond.
Colleen & Chris were just brilliant. Unfortunately, they could not make their pre shoot but that had no effect on their photographs at all.
“I can’t recommend Melissa enough as a wedding photographer. Myself and Chris couldn’t make our engagement session so didn’t really know what to expect or how we would be in our pictures together, but Melissa made us feel so at ease and made us laugh from start to finish, she is so down to earth and captures the best moments. We wanted natural images and nothing to posey so we knew we picked the right photographer when we received our lovely wedding photos we couldn’t be more happier with them” ~ Colleen
Now on a wedding day, the most time consuming portraits are usually the family ones. It is hard to get people together when they want to socialise and enjoy the day. I always recommend nominating one person from each side of the family to get the groups together. I also believe it is good to limit the family group shots. I suggest immediate family, then add partners and then kids. Of course, if there are grandparents they are super important to be in your photographs.
Colleen & Chris’s families were great and we got through the family images quickly. This meant the couple could go and enjoy the rest of the celebrations with their guests.
As the couple had two boys, one of the most important images I wanted to get was one of their own little family. I’m a mum and I know how special it was for me on my own wedding day.