Nacia and Jamie got married back in February 2020, before life got super weird. They were my only couple of 2020 to have what could be considered as a “normal” wedding. They were so lucky to have their day exactly as they had planned it and I feel so lucky that I got to be there to photograph it.
Relaxed wedding photography
Nacia and Jamie booked me quite last minute as they weren’t sure they actually wanted a wedding photographer at first. When people tell me this I do honestly understand where they’re coming from. Before I became a wedding photographer, whenever anyone suggested I do that as a career I used to shudder at the thought. Making people pose for hours for photographs when all they want to do is spend time with their friends and family and eat, drink and be merry. That sounds pretty terrible and a little soul destroying to say the least! I can’t think of anything worse than making people stand for ages taking photographs they don’t even want. This is why group shots are always optional, most couples decide to have them, but I always ask for a list of which group shots they’d like prior to their wedding day. This means that they get the shots they want and they get done really quickly. Because it was a last minute booking I didn’t actually get chance to meet Nacia and Jamie before their wedding. This is never a problem, I’ve shot loads of weddings without meeting the couple before. Nacia and Jamie are both so lovely, they both had me laughing all day. Even now, when I post a photograph of them on social media, Jamie will usually comment on it asking “who are those beautiful people?!” which always makes me laugh.
I’ve shot countless weddings at Iscoyd Park now and every single one is unique. I love their ceremony room, it’s so light and bright in there, the photographs always look amazing. As Nacia walked down the aisle, Jamie, who had originally been laughing and joking with his best men started getting tearful. This is always one of my favourite shots. After their lovely civil ceremony we nipped outside so their guests could all cover them with confetti. It was the start of February so it was very cold but their guests all did really well and you can’t tell from the photographs that everyone was shivering!
Couple portraits at golden hour
One of the best parts of a winter wedding is the early golden hour. Just as we were doing Nacia and Jamie’s couple portraits we had the most beautiful golden light pouring in through the foliage. Nacia and Jamie laughing with the golden light behind them has to be my favourite couple portrait of 2020. I can’t wait to be shooting in light like that again this year!
Nacia and Jamie booked me for shorter coverage so I was with them until just after their speeches. We ended the night with one last shot of Nacia and Jamie together in the spot where they got married earlier on in the day, and where they were due to have their first dance a few hours later. I loved photographing their wedding and I’m so grateful that I was able to do it, especially knowing what we know now about how the rest of 2020 panned out! I can’t quite believe it’s almost been a year since these two got married. Thank you so much Nacia and Jamie for having me there for your wedding!