This was the second wedding I have photographed at the beautiful Lainston House in Hampshire. What a great couple – Portia & Simon, who had full trust in me as their photographer to capture their day as it actually happened.
Natural buy , reportage wedding photography… with just a handful of posed shots for good measure! Weddings like this are genuinely a pleasure to shoot.
In many ways, it was the quintessential English country wedding: the service was at the nearby village church of St Stephens, Sparsholt and then back to Lainston House, less than a mile away for a reception on their lawn and dinner inside. Entertaining guests who were happy for me to snap away in the background, a great party and of course a cool, beautiful & chilled couple made for a perfect summer’s day.
Quintessential English turned to Hollywood cool however, later in the evening. When I heard the opening chords of their first dance – Just Like Honey by The Jesus & Mary Chain – I may have whooped out loud! Then Simon got on stage and sang The Kinks’ You Really Got Me…and (the great GREAT) Pavement had already been mentioned in the speeches. Discerning music taste will make you friends everywhere. Rockin’.
Anyway – please enjoy a small selection of their day: