SHANA AND PETER
ABBEY HOUSE HOTEL, SEPTEMBER 2021
It's taken me ages to get this wedding uploaded onto my site, but not quite as long as the couple had to wait for their big day thanks to 2020 and COVID! But they got there in the end, and managed to have the wedding that they truly wanted – just a bit later than planned.
I knew this wedding was going to be a good one. I knew Shana already and anyone who does will know she's a good time girl with loads of positive energy – and she knows how to have fun. And seeing her with Peter her groom-to-be when we did the practice shoot a few days before the wedding was so lovely – you could tell these guys were made for each other.
Both Shana and Peter were open and honest with me from the start about what they wanted from their photography. Neither felt that they were a posey couple, and rather than wanting the focus to be just on them on the day, they were more concerned about capturing everyone else enjoying themselves. I did manage to convince them to sneak out into the gardens of Abbey House Hotel in Dalton, their sprawling venue, for just a few natural couple shots, but mostly it was just capture the FUN, FUN, FUN.
It seems like so long ago now but what sticks in my mind is the laughing, the joking and the dancing. So much dancing. And not just a first dance, but a raucous Kayleigh that was just hilarious to witness with everyone getting involved. And then even some dance off action (Shana does run a dance school though so it was to be expected!)
This was my first wedding since all my bookings for 2019 were pushed back and I couldn't have asked for a better one to get me back into the swing of things.
Congratulations again Shana and Peter!