Having originally had the pleasure of getting to know Jo & James through being asked, by Jo, to capture some portraits of them at Tylney Hall Hotel early in 2012, I was delighted to receive a text from Jo some months later informing me that James had proposed to her at Niagra Falls during a holiday to Canada. But for me the best part of this text, apart from the fact that Jo’s response had been ‘Yes’ (phew!) was ‘could you capture our wedding for us?’ Well of course my response was also a resounding ‘Yes’!! But before confirming the date Jo wanted to check my availability (a huge compliment in itself) and in an already busy summer schedule the date was set as 3rd August 2013.
The venue? Well that was the Great Barn, the only Tudor building at Basing House to have survived intact to the present day. The rest of the site is in ruins as a result of the Parliamentary siege that took place in 1643 during the Civil War. The whole site is a fascinating place to visit – full details are here
With them at the core, the story of Jo & James’s day was always going to be a real delight to capture. A very British affair, the setting itself and all the details and sideshows gave the day a real village summer fete type of feel. It was a day full of fun and laughter, but not without some very moving moments.
To Jo & James, thanks for having me. It was a real honour and now I can’t wait to complete your stunning album.
Enjoy the photographs.
If you would like to find out more about my wedding photography, please see here