Real Weddings | Sarah and Zak Gloucester Shire Hall
Here we are, just into September and I am writing my first real wedding blog for 2020! It also happens to be about the first real wedding I had the pleasure of capturing this year. A beautiful intimate wedding at Gloucester Shire Hall, right in the heart of the city.
This year really has been an emotional rollercoaster for so many people with so much uncertainty of whether celebrations such as weddings will take place. I was so pleased when Sarah and Zak contacted me back in July when restrictions were being eased to say that they would still be going ahead with their wedding day as planned in August.
Sarah and Zak's day was always going to be a small intimate celebration with their closest family members (I offer a bespoke package which is perfect for smaller celebrations), their day wasn't too different to their original plans, however there were still some anxieties about going ahead during a global pandemic. Unsure which family members would feel comfortable about attending I kept my photography provision has flexible as I could, photographing the ceremony in accordance with guidelines and some couple portraits following the "I dos".
Photographing a wedding during a global pandemic was a little different to what myself and other photographers are use to, however I have to say it was wonderful to be back behind the camera photographing two people making a lifelong promise to each other. Despite the wearing of masks, the social distancing and all the other guidelines that have been put in place, it was still an occasion filled with happiness, joy and love and a great pleasure to capture.
Here are a few of my personal favourites that I captured on the day around Shire Hall and Gloucester Cathedral.
"We found Kathryn after a LONG Google search to find the perfect wedding photographer. We wanted someone who was going to be warm and friendly who also did packages for smaller weddings. We could tell right away from her website and reviews that she was going to be right for us. The real smiles you see in her photos are a combination of her brilliant skill as a photographer, as well as her ability to make you feel completely comfortable. It truly takes skill for a photographer to make two people who hate being the centre of attention feel completely comfortable posing on the populated streets of Gloucester! Kathryn worked really well with us, being really flexible and positive with all the last minute changes COVID imposed, and really listening to what we did and didn't want. I can definitely say that photography was the least stressful part of the wedding - we could 100% trust Kathryn to make something beautiful out of whatever came her way. We could not be happier with the results - so many photos that make us smile and laugh, and that really tell the story of our wedding. If you want a photographer that will put you at ease, get everyone smiling, be flexible, and create beautiful photos (even if that means laying face down on cobbled streets) then choose Kathryn! Thank you Kathryn."
For Sarah and Zak, it was their perfect wedding day and one I was honoured to have captured for them.