Richard KinsleyWedding Photographer

Eastcote manor wedding

Location: Tudor Lodge

Date: May 2014

Andy & Katie

After the glorious weather of the last few months & not one Saturday with any rain, I was about to come back down to UK weather with a big bump.

Last Saturday the 24th of May, I photographed the wedding of Peter & Katie in Harrow Weald.

The weather looked very iffy leading up to the day and driving to Katie’s mum’s house, for the bridal shoot, I could see very dark, ominous clouds building up, not a good, foreboding of the hours to come.

Bridal shots were done with Katie & her 3 children, to the church to meet up with peter and get the guests and family shots before the service started, nice warm day & sunshine & I thought (prematurely) the weather was going to get better & turn into a spring sunshiny day, How wrong could I be, Bride arrives with dad in his Morris minor, service is done, processional, & as the couple gets to the entrance, The heavens opened up & didn’t stop for over 30 minutes. Confetti & group shots were missed.

We had arranged to do a couple of shots at Eastcote park near Pinner & then on to the venue, “Tudor Lodge” just around the corner.

As we arrived at Eastcote park a really nice 15th century Tudor House & Gardens, the rain was hammering it down so decided to find a spot under a tree to get some nice romantic snogging shots, weird weather in this spot the foliage of the trees protected the couple from the rain yet the background was blazing sunshine (4 seasons in one day).

I had intended to do as much off-camera flash as I could but in order to maximize the use of what sunshine there was it was a rogue flash bender on camera, but as the rain stopped and the sun came out so did the pocket wizards and a couple of Nikon Sb-910’s. The heart shape umbrella shot was Katie’s idea, very simple and Sb-910 mounted on a stand with a rogue flash bender behind Peter & Katie, a couple of test shots and nailed!. I loved this picture and will be doing it in future weddings, corny to some lovely to others, each to their own.

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