Cally + Cam
Proof that rain doesn't ruin your wedding photos... Cally and Cam's autumnal wedding at the beautiful Hazelgap Barn. Mid October can mean gorgeous crisp mornings, a chill in the air and incredible golden hours, but it can also mean rain, grey skies and drizzle. Cally and Cam got the latter. But, they didn't let it dampen their mood, in fact, the rain added moody, atmospheric dimension to their photos. Often, people think that the ideal weather for a photographer is bright sunshine, however, in reality we're like vampires. Bright harsh light is our worst nightmare, and an overcast, drizzly day is MUCH more my kind of weather than harsh sun all day! Most people don't dream of rain on their wedding day though, but the images below show how if you just embrace it, it won't change the beauty of your portraits at all. At Hazelgap, there's a huge nicely lit space in the main ceremony barn where we could do all of the group shots, and start the portrait session indoors to save them from getting too soaked, and keep their guests dry, and we headed out after that.
Cally and Cam got ready next to each other, in the Welbeck estate cottages, around 10 minutes from the venue. Cally had one of her bridesmaids on hair and makeup, whilst Cam wrote his vows and got changed into his incredible, burnt orange cord suit next door. Truly some inspirational and unique groom style! Cally wore a figure hugging gown by Made With Love, from Marrime boutique in Newcastle. After travelling to the venue, they wed in the gorgeous Hazelgap barn, filled with candles, and unbelievable autumnal florals by Wildfire floral. They read their own vows, and walked back down the aisle to be showered with confetti. When two dancers marry, obviously there's a dramatic dip mid confetti moment! They had 6 emotional speeches, from Cally's dad, Cam's dad, Cam's sister, their two best men, as well as one from each of them. 6 speeches could easily go wrong... however, they were all beautifully put together, just the right length, and the perfect balance of touching and hilarious. Their cake was half doughnut stack, half cake, which they cut before doing their first dance. Club Class provided the evening entertainment, and even a confetti moment during their first dance! The sax really got their guests going, and the dancefloor was WILD. They truly savoured their day, and made the most of every moment - even taking on the rain and not letting it phase them. Perfect, carefree, Autumnal inspo!
As always, it was an absolute joy to work alongside my good friend Jo Greenfield on video. Not only the most epic, cinematic films, but one of the easiest and funniest people to work with.
Venue - Hazel Gap Barn