As a wedding photographer being able to photograph weddings in Cambridge and the colleges is amazing and when Melanie and Rock gave me the opportunity to be their wedding photographer at Christ’s College I not surprisingly leapt at the chance!
Married in recently at the beautiful Christ’s College in Cambridge, the texture of the brickwork, the narrow ‘back streets’ and the bustling market provided an amazing backdrop for the black and white wedding photography that I am known for and Rock gave me the opportunity to do what I excel at by obliging with a walk through the streets with his grooms men to the ceremony venue.
A good Documentary Wedding Photographer will anticipate and seize moments as they occur with confidence; the Cambridge student hurrying by on his push bike and the street musician add a sense of depth and relevance to both the surroundings and the occasion in what is one of my favourite shots of Rock and his grooms men making their way to Christ’s College.
A key part of my work as a photographer is to ensure that couples are able to ‘relive’ the anticipation and joy of their day through the eyes of an ‘invited observer’. As
Melanie and her bridesmaid completed the finishing touches in their suite at the recently opened Varsity Hotel in Cambridge I was able to get some really relaxed bridal preparation shots of Melanie, utilising the great natural light that the dual aspect windows gave me. I particularly love the shot of her with her mum holding her bridal train – to capture someone when they are at their most thoughtful often provokes the most emotive of reactions from brides and grooms………
Rock’s sharp Ozwald Boateng dinner suit (I was quite taken with his Jeffery West shoes being a bit of a shoe fiend myself!) complemented the Grecian style of Melanie’s gown perfectly and made for some very stylish post ceremony photos. However, style aside the sheer unparalleled joy of both of them as they turn to their guests after taking their vows was amazing to capture.
With such a creative couple it was no surprise that they put together a day of celebration that was as individual as they are. Complete with ‘hoola hoop’ performer (apparently one of the best according to Simon Cowell!) the magician (see the interesting shot where he has placed a lit cigarette in a very fine pashmina belonging to the bridesmaid!) and the cross dressing DJ the day was rounded off in true party style………!
As a photographer this was near perfect – I was allowed the freedom and autonomy to capture their day in the way that I do best and with their full participation it made for some fantastic images.
Want to see more beautiful images from Rock & Melanie’s wedding at Christ’s College? Then take a peak at their lovely Feature Wedding.
Are you planning a Christ’s College Wedding?
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