I took this photo during one the speeches at a Dorset wedding. It’s one of my favourite parts of the wedding day. They are charged with so much emotion. From pride, nostalgia, excitement and love, to sadness for those that could not be there, & the the inevitable highly entertaining stories which has everyone in stitches. They make for wonderful photos that capture the spirit of the day. They are also the perfect time to take lovely portraits of family and guests, too busy listening to the speeches to notice the camera. This bestman’s speech was one of the funniest I’ve ever heard. And I have heard a lot! The reactions of the bride & groom and the father of the bride say it all.
It was the wedding closest to home, near Sherborne in Dorset, I have ever photographed. If our little rowing boat had less holes in it, still had an oar, and the river more water, I could have rowed up stream to their house in 5 minutes. Instead it was a 2 minute drive and I arrived at both destinations dry! The wedding service took place in Sherborne Abbey. with a reception in a lovely country house with stunning gardens. You might find one or two other photographs from their wedding in my wedding gallery.
If you’re getting married and would like to consider booking me for as your wedding photographer, please do email me with your date, location of the ceremony & reception, timings, and approximate number of guests so I can send you a bespoke quote. Alternatively, do call me on 07815 750 141 to discuss your day in more details. Whilst based in Dorset, I travel throughout the South, photographing weddings regularly in Wiltshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, London, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and further afield too.