Jenna and George's wedding, Durweston, England
Wedding in a Dorset Village Garden
This was a delightful English spring wedding with a middle-eastern touch! I knew the groom from my days at boarding school in Dorset, just down the road from his family home, where this wedding took place. I was somewhat hesitant to return to that part of world, not have the greatest of memories from that era. But I do love an English country wedding (only when they are in the spring or the summer, please note!) and I know this one was going to be really lovely. It's quite rare that I shoot weddings in my home country now and so I was also keen on a nostalgic note, and to touch base with the (very different) cultural norms, behaviours and expectations of a wedding photographer in England. This couple didn't really want any posed shots at all, something that I remember is really quite common in the UK but almost unheard of for my destination and Mexican weddings. I got back in English wedding photographer mode and think I managed to do a pretty good job. They loved their photographs so it all ended well!