Commissioner’s House - Historic Dockyards
Amy’s morning started at Commissioner’s House in the Historic Dockyards In Chatham, being the oldest naval building which is still standing in England it has amazing decor inside, built in 1704 it has a lot of history behind it. Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side it was basically raining from the very start of the day, and it did not stop for even a minute. This means that all but a few photos were taken inside, using a lot of off camera light!
Luke the groom Arrived a few minutes before the heavens opened, my second photographer managed to capture a few shots outside with the old steam train before they had to rush inside!
While the guests were arriving, the Bride, Amy was finishing getting ready upstairs, once she was ready, she made her way down the stairs for her father to see for the first time, this was a beautiful moment to witness.
The ceremony took place inside the ball room on the ground floor of the grand mansion, photographing from the front and the back, allowed us to capture a great array of moments throughout the proceeding. Once the ceremony had finished, I cleared the room of any chairs for our family photos, we had to set up a few lights to give these a nice dramatic cut, not doing so would have given up grainy, unattractive and inconsistent images.
While I was setting up everything for the group photos, my second photographer continued to capture the day, with guests greeting our bride and groom.
With the weather not holding back, I suggested to the Bride and Groom that we can jump in my car, and drive into the large building called No. 3 Slip, it’s the largest wide span timer structure in Europe, so I wanted to really show off the scale of this building! Once we drove inside (we really didn’t want to get wet) We spent a few minutes capturing some dramatic portraits upstairs while they steamed up the train for us, Luke loves his trains so this was a must for our couple, I love to create a breath-taking image for my couple so I couldn’t wait to photograph this!
Once we were all done, we rushed back to the mansion, where our couple were welcome into the marquee to all their guests and presented with the sign from the train. We capture the emotional rollercoaster of speeches before we got ready for their first dance, and some evening portraits, always keeping an eye on a break in the weather.
Amy had the first dance with her father before he handed over to Luke, in between setting up and creating a few evening creative portraits for our bride and groom, we headed over to the dance floor to capture all their guests enjoying all the fun on the dance floor!