Wedding! Dave and Paula at Clearwell Castle

October 20th, 2009

As you may know, com­pared to allot of the pho­tog­ra­phers that I admire, sea­soned pro­fes­sion­als such as Jeff Ascough and the like, I am pret­ty new in the wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy business.

But it was still quite a sur­prise to me that this is the only recep­tion venue that I’ve shot at before!
You’ll remem­ber Will and Cindy’s wed­ding ear­li­er this year if you’re a reg­u­lar read­er. Dave and Paula had quite a sim­i­lar wed­ding also at Clear­well Cas­tle, but obvi­ous­ly at a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent time of year. The trees at the moment are so beau­ti­ful, per­fect for pictures!

As soon as I got out the car at Clear­well Cas­tle, the smells hit me! At first I could smell what­ev­er the guests were hav­ing for lunch which made my sali­va glands go crazy, but the best smell was of burn­ing wood, and as I walked into the cas­tle I could see the open log fire crack­ling and it filled the whole room with this gen­tle warmth that wrapped around my cold face! Even through­out the day when I was shoot­ing out­side, the air was full of this amaz­ing win­tery smell!

I intro­duced myself to the staff, and then a very hap­py look­ing Dave came up to me and with­out being blase he had to be one of the most relaxed grooms I’ve ever met. I went upstairs to see Paula and she was equal­ly relaxed whilst she was hav­ing her hair done by her best friend Claire. You can always tell if it’ll be a relaxed day if the two most impor­tant peo­ple are relaxed, it was perfect!

Enjoy these pic­tures, hope­ful­ly it’ll give you an idea of the feel of the day!

Megan, Dave and Paula’s lit­tle girl hold­ing onto Mum­my’s hand
The Bridal suite is incredible!
A smile like Dav­e’s real­ly sets the mood for the day!
I like this pic­ture, I think its the fact that he is sur­round­ed by these mar­ti­ni glass­es, and he’s just casu­al­ly sip­ping his orange juice like a lit­tle dude.
And on the sub­ject of long pic­tures with peo­ple sat on chairs, I present you with this;
I have to end with this one! Check this lit­tle man out!! He’s almost as good look­ing and charm­ing as me!

Con­grat­u­la­tions Dave and Paula!
Me and Jes­si­ca hope that you have a real­ly great time on your ski­ing hon­ey­moon! (not jeal­ous at all!!!!!!)

  1. paula October 22nd, 2009 at 9:23 am

    joseph these are fab pic­tures, it made me feel quite emo­tion­al see­ing the one of megan hold­ing my hand.
    So look­ing for­ward to see­ing all the pictures.
    Thanks so much for tak­ing our pho­to of our spe­cial day and mak­ing us feel so calm and relaxed.
    Paula and Dave

  2. Pauline Vines October 22nd, 2009 at 10:09 am


    You have cap­tured a tru­ly love­ly day beau­ti­ful­ly ! I think the mes­sage of hap­pi­ness and love shines the fact that every­one is hav­ing a fan­tas­tic time !

  3. sharon preest October 23rd, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    a pic­ture tells a sto­ry, the love the warmth the hap­pi­ness of two spe­cial peo­ple . A very per­son­al close wed­ding in such beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings shared with those that real­ly care. A tru­ly won­der­ful day. Great nat­ur­al pictures!

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