Gosfield Hall is a place special to me, as this was the very first venue and my very first experience in the life of a wedding photographer. It was about 6 years ago that a lovely photographer happily agreed to let me shadow him and get some insight into the workings of a wedding photographer. It was tiring, daunting, but it left me wanting to do more and what a fantastic venue to dip your toe into the water!
So when Kara and Jamie contacted me about covering their wedding, I was over the moon, I was going to go back there for the first time in 6 years. As they lived in Southampton, all our correspondence was through email or phone and I would be meeting them for the first time on the day. This was a first for me too as I normally meet with the bride and groom at least twice before their big day. After discussing their requirements, they requested that they wanted simple photography and just a record of the day, with minimal fuss and to just take the day as it unfolds.
The weather forecast wasn't an issue for me for this wedding (especially how wet it had been on the lead up to it) as both Kara and Jamie had expressed that they didn't want to go outside for any shots during the day, but with a venue as beautiful as this, it was never a problem. As it turned out, we were graced with the sun virtually all day, which kept it just dry enough to sneak out of some late evening fireworks after their first dance.
Congratulations Kara and Jamie!