Jim and Claire’s wedding was really great on so many levels – for a start, it allowed me to return to my old stomping grounds in Bristol for the weekend. And quite frankly I couldn’t have wished for a better couple to go exploring Clifton and Ashton Court with (and the groomsmen even had a pre-ceremony lunch in my old local, the Albion!). Jim, Claire and their bridal party were great fun, energetic and two of the warmest people I’ve met.
I also have to thank both them and Clifton College (which is STUNNING, by the way!) for treating me like a ‘guest’ rather than ‘staff’. It really helps: eating alongside the other guests means that I can take really relaxed shots as everyone’s at ease with me, and having a venue who are willing to help get the best shots makes my work so much easier – they definitely helped when I was taking some of my more artistic, dramatic nighttime portraits. I can’t thank you all enough for making Will and I feel so welcome (perhaps too welcome, Jim – this is the first time my second has taken a photo of the groom in the shower!)
Anyway, I’ll let the photos do the talking now. Suffice to say it’s rare to attend such a classy, glamorous and friendly wedding – it was a real honour. Jim, I hope your wrist is fully mended now (Jim had injured it in a motorcycle accident, which made getting the ring on a bit challenging!) and I hope you both had a really fantastic honeymoon. Can’t wait to hear all about it.