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Stormin' Normonton.

Lianne and Will. Normanton Church, Rutland. 26 July 2018

Who doesn't love a wedding? Months of tension and nerves, then a great release and waves of happiness, followed by buckets of drink and food swiftly polished off by the 'everyone-on-the-dancefloor’ moment.

That pretty much summed up Lianne and Will's big day. Their 1920's themed wedding was set amongst the beautiful backdrop of Normanton Church on Rutland Water. It's an amazing place and a fantastic photographic backdrop.

Now I don't do as many wedding shoots as I would like, but when I do I really enjoy them - mostly as I get some great clients (no Bridezilla's round here thanks) and you feel like you're part of the biggest day of someone's life. No pressure.

Thankfully, Lianne and Will were just fantastic and - accordingly - the bride's brief was really simple: just do what you do.

That, I could do. So getting the standard bride and groom + VIP shots in the bag, it was documentary-style a-go-go.

As ever with weddings, timings were tight but from the bride getting ready, via a rain-sodden race to the scenic ceremony then the stunning reception at The Tap and Kitchen in Oundle (check them out - lovely people, great food) it all came together beautifully, and despite the annoyingly grey weather, I'm delighted with the shots.

As were Lianne and Will (thankfully).

Down below you'll see some choice images from the day, so if you like dresses, small flower girls with wands, vintage Jag's and dancing then click on.

Tech Corner:

Sony A7r ii
Sony Zeiss 35mm f1.4
Sony 55mm f1.8
Zeiss Batis 25mm f2.0
Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8

All shots edited in Lightroom with home brewed Fujifilm Provia 400X based film simulations.