Clearwell Castle Wedding. Matthew and Lyndsey

December 16th, 2011

About 6 months ago, I had an inter­est­ing wed­ding request.
Lyn­d­sey (today’s bride) want­ed a pho­tog­ra­ph­er to shoot her wed­ding in 2 weeks time. I’m pret­ty sure that’s a record.
A friend who was a lung spe­cial­ist had been keep­ing an eye on Lyn­d­sey’s Father and start­ed putting his symp­toms togeth­er. She brave­ly sug­gest­ed that if she wants her dad to see her get mar­ried, she should think about get­ting mar­ried very soon.

Matthew and Lyn­d­sey’s day was every­thing you’d want from a wed­ding real­ly. Laugh­ter all day, kids being kids and a load of love. Of course there was gen­er­ous serv­ings of emo­tion served up too.

Fast for­ward a few weeks and I receive this text from Lyndsey.

“Ive had the worst day, shout­ed at my girls this morn­ing for being pick­les! Then got upset in front of a patient at work as she was telling me she has been put on the tablets that have dam­aged my dad’s lungs, been so so busy that left work feel­ing like there was still a mil­lion things I was sup­posed to do, ran from one end of Mil­ton Keynes to the oth­er in rush hour to col­lect girls .… Then came home and found the very spe­cial par­cel you sent me.… Still cry­ing but this time for a dif­fer­ent rea­son! :-) Thank you does­n’t even touch how I feel Joseph. You have giv­en me some amaz­ing mem­o­ries for­ev­er. There are so many that made me gasp! I love them all! Thank you x X”

This wed­ding in its entire­ty was about friends and fam­i­ly, with no oth­er dis­trac­tions. With just two weeks to plan a wed­ding, you’d think that you would­n’t have enough time to get every­thing sort­ed but the amount of sup­port that was offered by Matthew and Lyn­d­sey’s fam­i­ly was incredible.

Hope­ful­ly you won’t have to use your imag­i­na­tion too much to feel the mood at this wedding.
Pease, enjoy.

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  1. Jon S6 December 16th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    lov­ing that image of the bride cud­dling the boy

  2. Martins Kikulis December 16th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Great work mate! Loved the sto­ry and the use of light for indoor shots!! M.

  3. Jorge R. Gonzalez December 16th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Wow, what an incred­i­ble cov­er­age of this event. A fly on the wall or shall we call you Spi­der­man. Man you were everywhere!

  4. Johanna December 16th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I’m total­ly lov­ing this wed­ding! So many beau­ti­ful, touch­ing and fun moments, and you have done a great job cap­tur­ing the feel­ing of their day. I love the pho­tos of the kids play­ing in the rain, and the two BWs right after them. So many faves!

  5. /mariahedengren December 16th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    This is beau­ti­ful and so well doc­u­ment­ed. I’d love to be a kid at such a wedding..

  6. Blake Burton December 16th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    your light­ing and com­po­si­tions are incred­i­ble! so many favorites in this post.

  7. Sara December 17th, 2011 at 1:34 am

    You caught per­fect light in so many images, you have incred­i­ble skills.
    The rain pho­tos are so perfect.

  8. alex December 17th, 2011 at 7:23 am

    love that cham­pagne shot! so much dra­ma with the dress right there ! :P

  9. Shyann December 17th, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Wow. I love the light­ing. The lit­tle girl with the ted­dy bear is adorable. :)

  10. Bec December 17th, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Beau­ti­ful sto­ry Joseph, and I agree with every­one, your light­ing is great! and what a place for a wedding!

  11. kong wai December 17th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Beau­ti­ful. love this wed­ding. i like the color

  12. Teresa K December 18th, 2011 at 12:06 am’s just GORGEOUS…I’m in love with this wed­ding. You real­ly took me there, know what I mean? Well done!!

  13. Amber Wilkie December 19th, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Incred­i­ble work. So many beau­ti­ful­ly-told moments. She has got to be flip­ping over the long black and white of her hold­ing the lit­tle girl. Kids jump­ing in the rain — ridiculous.

  14. Tracy Morter December 23rd, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Oh wow I love the sto­ry of this day! Some amaz­ing moments with the chil­dren. The boy in the rain!

  15. Andy Brooks December 23rd, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    anoth­er wow — lots and lots of emo­tion at this one and you have cap­tured it per­fect­ly with your use of light and con­trast. There were occa­sions look­ing at these where I thought I had some dust in my eye…

    Thank you for sharing!

  16. Alex Taylor December 23rd, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Love the con­trasty style you have going here, also the image of the child jump­ing is priceless.

  17. Derek December 23rd, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Incred­i­ble wed­ding and loca­tion ! Beau­ti­ful job telling their wed­ding story.

  18. LucyTurnbull January 2nd, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Won­der­ful­ly human work.

  19. Bristol Wedding Photography January 3rd, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Great pho­tographs Joseph! espe­cial­ly con­sid­er­ing the dif­fi­cult con­di­tions with the fast drop­ping light.… I can’t wait for the sum­mer again!!

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