Wedding photographer again this weekend at Normanton Church, Rutland Water
Congratulations to Victoria and Simon married this weekend at Normanton Church Museum. It was great to finally met the bride and groom after several postponements due to Covid – the owners – Anglian Water have worked hard with volunteers to have a small garden area hinted at above, and there was a nice archway in the church as well, below.
As you can see there is still a screen to keep the registrars safe, and we are still all required to wear masks during the service, apart from the bride and groom for whom it is optional. This may come to an end soon, but nobody knows quite just yet. It is nonetheless an interesting record of how things have been this last 18 months or so and is an important part of the record of the day, as below, and I am sure generations to come will want to be able to see the visual record of “how it was then:
Of course I never move about during the ceremony, but do take photographs discreetly to provide a record of the day that cannot be captured by the guests.
The couple were lucky enough to have a lovely old Rover for the wedding car, supplied and driven by a lovely neighbour. Great thinking to have a back-up car driving behind all the way “just in case” but luckily it was not needed. We were lucky enough to capture the Rutland Belle just arriving.
After the wedding ceremony at Normanton I like to take just the bridal party to the end of the church for photographs – it only takes five to ten minutes (I don’t like to take the couple away from the guests for too long!). This gives us a chance for some shots in a more peaceful setting with some of the Church in the background and some of Rutland Water – and a few special shots.
After that the bride and groom can walk gently back – without looking at the camera – and join their guests for some more photographs, possibly including a number of group shots with Rutland Water and the Church in the background.
All too soon it is time to leave for the reception – congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Byrne.