Ben & Amy got married at Hurst House

January 6th, 2011

I’m so hap­py to blog this wed­ding, you’ll love it, I’m sure of it.

Ben and Amy decid­ed to hold their wed­ding at Hurst House in Laugh­arne, just out­side Camarthen.
It was prob­a­bly one of the last warm days of the year, and in beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings, that tends to be the cher­ry on top.
I had­n’t had a chance to do an engage­ment shoot with Ben and Amy. Their day would be the first time I’d of met Ben, I knew what he looked like, Amy had sent me a let­ter bear­ing a per­son­alised stamp with their insane­ly good look­ing faces on with my own lit­tle invite inside.
I won’t show the stamp, you’ll have plen­ty of oppor­tu­ni­ties to see their faces a lit­tle lat­er on, instead here is liv­ing proof that some­one (Ben & Amy) think that I’m an “extraordiniare”…of sorts.

Ok, less brag­ging, more blogging.

So, as usu­al, I was a lit­tle ner­vous cov­er­ing this wed­ding, I had heard that Ben had pre­vi­ous­ly had a bad expe­ri­ence of wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers, so it was up to me to give us pho­tog­ra­phers a good name again.
In my lit­tle mind, I had imag­ined this tyran­ni­cal fig­ure of a man who would smash my cam­era to the floor each time I breathed the same air as him. Ter­ri­fied, I was.

If you’re a reg­u­lar read­er of this blog, I think that by now you would of guessed that going by the usu­al cal­i­bre of my grooms on here, I could­n’t have been more incorrect.
Ben was a true gen­tle­man. You could say that he was a per­fect match for Amy.

Let me show you some pic­tures from the day and hope­ful­ly you’ll get sucked into the day just as eas­i­ly as I did.

  1. steve the L January 6th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Joe, You’ve cap­tured the atmos­phere so well I can smell the pol­ished wood and smok­ing can­dles. Wished you had done our photos!!

  2. Jean Mazac January 6th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I love the depth of field on your detail shots. This is a great set of images. It looks like such a fun wed­ding, and you cap­tured it beautifully!

  3. Paul Rowland January 6th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Won­der­ful job Joseph. These are all real­ly good — I real­ly like that ring shot.

  4. Vida Carson January 6th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    These are great — that ring shot is killer!

  5. Shyann January 6th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Beau­ti­ful wed­ding! I love her wed­ding dress. Awe­some detail shots too, looks like a real­ly beau­ti­ful venue.

  6. Heather January 6th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    LOVE that emo­tion­al hug toward the top. These are fabulous!!

  7. Marianne Wilson January 7th, 2011 at 1:29 am

    great job! Those recep­tion pho­tos are rad, so full of life!

  8. Joshua Gull January 7th, 2011 at 1:51 am

    AWESOME work Joseph!

  9. Teresa K January 7th, 2011 at 4:58 am

    You cap­tured some real­ly ten­der and sub­tle moments…excellent work!!

  10. Nora January 7th, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Love how your pho­tos all tell a sto­ry. Real­ly nice­ly cap­tured, with a few quirky moments too.

  11. Kyle January 7th, 2011 at 7:10 am

    What a stun­ning wed­ding. You def­i­nite­ly did it jus­tice, Joseph.

  12. Milena Dekic January 7th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Oh, wow! Your work just astounds me, so many ten­der and sweet moments. I can’t tell you how much I love the por­trait of Amy or the ring shots on the bot­tle; and the por­traits of the two of them are just stun­ning. Real­ly great job, Joseph, I’m sure they love them :)

  13. Beth January 7th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Amaz­ing pho­to’s as usu­al Mr. Yarrow :) Did I spy Liz Barker
    — ex blue peter pre­sen­ter in one of the pic­tures, or have i been

  14. Joseph January 7th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Cor­rect! She made that amaz­ing cake too!

  15. Martin Pemberton January 7th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Beau­ti­ful work as always. You make it feel like we were all guests at their wedding.

  16. Jonathan Taphouse January 7th, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Beau­ti­ful series of wed­ding pho­tographs again Joseph! I espe­cial­ly love the por­trait of Amy, it’s incredible.

  17. Claire - English Wedding January 7th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Love this — won­der­ful emo­tive images, a beau­ti­ful bride and my favourite would have to be the lit­tle boy with his bun­ny. The cel­lo / bass is gor­geous too.

  18. Nathan Combes January 8th, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I have to say, one wed­ding pho­tog­ra­ph­er to anoth­er that I absolute­ly adore every wed­ding that you post. You have a spe­cial tal­ent sir. Wish­ing you a huge­ly suc­cess­ful 2011.

  19. Phill January 9th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    This is sim­ply excep­tion­al work Joseph. 2011 is set to be an amaz­ing year for you.

  20. dan January 10th, 2011 at 8:18 am

    There’s some­thing that I can’t quite put my fin­ger on, but some­thing about these pho­tos makes it so mag­i­cal, even for a com­plete stranger. The mood, the joy, the excite­ment, the love … it flows from these photos.

    I real­ly do like how you present the photos.

    Now THATs what I’m talk­ing about!

  21. Tenielle January 10th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    WOW what a loca­tion, stun­ning bride, every­thing is just
    love­ly. I love the black and white pho­to of her lean­ing against the
    wall, there’s some­thing beau­ti­ful­ly unspo­ken there :)

  22. Kathy(guest at Ben & Amy's) January 11th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    What a per­fect day it was and you’ve cap­tured it all incred­i­bly. Seems like you were every­where at once yet you were total­ly unob­tru­sive. Absolute­ly amaz­ing pho­tos! Cap­tured the day beau­ti­ful­ly. Think they’re the best wed­ding shots i’ve ever seen(even allow­ing for the obvi­ous advan­tage you had of hav­ing Amy & Ben in lead­ing roles). Great work!

  23. Natalie January 11th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Wow, your work is tru­ly excep­tion­al! Gor­geous details, beau­ti­ful emo­tion­al moments — all cap­tured flaw­less­ly by your artis­tic eye. So much inspiration! :)

  24. Karen January 11th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Wow! So many amaz­ing shots. Beautiful!

  25. Dustin Hall January 15th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Incred­i­ble, your pho­tos, the loca­tion, the peo­ple, sim­ply incredible!

  26. Becca Dilley January 16th, 2011 at 1:59 am

    Wow, real­ly beau­ti­ful and sweet­ly cap­tured! I love all the details you have cap­tured that involve peo­ple — I feel like I am there enjoy­ing the laid back feel with them.

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