This Saturday I have the privilege of photographing Michael and Clare’s wedding at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Bournemouth, and a few days ago I attended their rehearsal. Wherever possible I always try to get to the rehearsal as it’s a great opportunity for me to meet the key members of the bridal party and the priest or vicar, and it’s also a chance for me to reacquaint myself with the venue.
No matter how many times I’ve photographed weddings at a particular venue in Dorset or Hampshire, it’s vital to ensure that as a photographer I’m aware of any changes since my last visit. It’s also very important to have a chat with the officiator, as some clergy at the same Church have different rules or guidelines regarding the photography that’s allowed on the wedding day – this is something that all couples need to be aware of (and with Registrars for civil ceremonies) …. the last thing you want to find out on your wedding day is that your photographer’s not allowed to photograph your wedding ceremony!
Anyway, we had a great time on Saturday and everyone was very relaxed (as you can see from the photographs!) – it’s at times like this that a photographer can capture those very special and tender looks between the couple, away from the stress of the big day itself.
I’m sure we’ll have a fantastic day, and I wish Michael and Clare every happiness in their future together.
Bournemouth and Dorset wedding photographer