Millbridge Court - Karen & Alex
This was my third visit to Millbridge Court in Farnham, and what a rather special winter wedding it was. As a documentary wedding photographer, allowing every wedding day to flow as it does naturally is important to me.
Karen & Alex -
"James was truly a one-of-a-kind photographer. Right from the off, he demonstrated a personal touch and was keen to get to know us via a phone call. At that point we got to know that he had left his previous career as a postman to pursue his passion and immediately we became aware of his total commitment to photography and life as a wedding photographer. My wife was first attracted to his pictures not only for their stunning quality and style, but for their truly "candid" nature reflecting James' ability to capture all of those special moments. It was wonderful working with James on the day and he demonstrated total commitment to capturing the whole day, from the morning getting ready to our first dance. James struck the perfect balance between being "present" and knowing where to be at the right time, but not being intrusive, overbearing or controlling. The results were stunning - he took some truly breathtaking shots, the kind that can be seen throughout the portfolio on his website. You can tell he loves his job as he goes above and beyond. But above all else, he is an all round great bloke who was a pleasure to meet".
Their wedding venue was Millbridge Court, in Farnham. It's a gorgeous all in one wedding venue in Surrey. Boasting a homely feel, a grand reception room and it's a dream to photograph people indoors in such lovely natural light.
Even though I had only met Karen & Alex on zoom before their wedding day, I felt right at home meeting them in real life. Easy going, full of love for each other and their wedding guests, it's weddings like these which make my job easy.
The day began capturing details around Millbridge Court, and some photo's of the chaps getting ready in The Hideaway, which is a perfect place for them to get ready. The ceremony felt intimate, and the natural light from the huge windows makes it obvious that the people in charge of the renovation really cared about what they were doing. With it being Winter, golden hour came around quickly and it was a very special yet cold sunset!