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Nottingham Wedding – Claire and Ian

Congratulations to Claire and Ian and thank you for allowing us to capture the moments of your special day!

A challenge was set when the weather was forecasted as heavy rain and the wedding reception was planned to be held in the gardens of the Cockliffe Country House hotel inside a grand teepee (inspired by Kåta style tents pioneered by the Sami people of Lapland). My camera bag now included the addition of a heavy duty umbrella, expecting that Ben would have to be my umbrella holder in addition to the role as the second photographer  :)

Ben and I set off to Nottingham the day before the wedding to check out the venues to sneak in a few shots in case the weatherman was right. To our delight, the teepee and wedding decorations were already set up and we managed to capture a few shots of this beautiful venue.

An additional complexity to the wedding shoot was that that the Rector of the church was an epileptic, therefore he had politely requested that we didn’t use flash inside the church. The f1.4 and f2.8 lenses together with ISO 3200 setting on our cameras would sort that out :)

Turned out that the rain held off that afternoon and we even managed to get some wonderful shots of the wedding party bathed in glorious sunshine!

Neither Claire nor Ian liked overly posed shots and had requested a more relaxed reportage style of photography. As a result, the majority of the wedding photos are a collection of the candid moments witnessed on the day.