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Ellie & Matt - Cain Manor nr Churt, Farnham

Ellie & Matt’s wedding at Cain Manor in Churt nr Farnham was one of the happiest I can recall. Ellie is an old mate from Uni days and truly a great friend. I’d shot at Cain once before, for Jane & Simon’s wedding back in 2009, and it was really nice to return. I was fairly new to wedding photography the first time around and it felt like somewhere I wanted to revisit and see how I’d progressed.

I like to think I’ve got pretty good at being comfortable in an otherwise ‘girls-only environment’ on the morning of a wedding, and the whole process is usually pretty relaxed while being plenty of fun. It’s mostly about finding the right line between courtesy and light banter, but above all it’s about putting people at their ease. I’ll often crack a joke about my deep knowledge of makeup which I’ve gathered purely via the action of osmosis…. what?! It’s true! However, when you really know the bride, it’s always easier to know where that line stands. On the morning of Ellie’s wedding we chuckled a lot! Her bridesmaids were fantastic and it was great to finally meet her sister, Abi, who I’ve felt like I’ve known, third-hand, for years.

One of the great things about venues like Cain Manor is the proximity of everything. It’s secluded and spacious without key areas feeling remote from one another. Ellie & Matt were the model of punctuality, but as if to add to the nerves of the day, the M25 decided to be foul and throw a traffic jam in the path of one half of the Best Man duo. The half, sod’s law determined, that who was entrusted with the Orders of Ceremony. For Ellie & Matt this resulted in a squeaky bum ‘hold-short’ as the big moment approached. While I felt their pain, it made for a great photographic opportunity. The consulting of watches, the nervous glances and the heightened anticipation makes for great documentary material! Thankfully everyone made it in time and after a short delay things got underway. I’m happy to report that all nerves have subsequently settled!

Despite being late September, the weather was largely fantastic and the skies beautiful. My abiding memory of Matt & Ellie’s day will be a throughly fantastic time had by all. No pretence, just the right level of ceremony, but above all a desire to have a truly memorable time with friends and family. I left their wedding feeling seriously energised about my job. This is, undoubtedly, what it’s all about.

Anyway, time for some pictures. As usual, these were all shot on the 5DIII, with the exception of the overhead of the Bride & Groom walking down the aisle (this was a remote 20D). A collection of lenses were used including the 35L, 50 f/1.4 and 135L. If you have any questions or thoughts, please leave them in the comments at the bottom of the post, it’s good to talk!


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