The Hampden Arms
The day started for me in the local pub Humpden Arms where I captured groom Richard and his mates relaxing before the ceremony.
The Hampden House
Soon we moved to the Hampden house www.hampdenweddings.com north from High Wycombe, where I had a small chat with registrar, I snapped few arriving and chatting guests and the beautiful bride Lisa arrived. The ceremony was in the great hall, which looks really amazing with all the wooden panelling, but lack of natural light proved to be a real challenge for me. Throughout the ceremony my movement was very restricted, so I felt really lucky I had a second photographer with me to cover the ceremony from the balcony with much less restricted movement, bringing rather unusual “aerial” views. After short ceremony followed even shorter group shoot, with only 7 groups on my to do list, so guest did not got too bored with posing, and few groom and bride portraits in quick succession. I had a chance to snap few quick pictures of mingling guests, the cake and decorated room, and everyone moved inside to be seated for the dinner.
The bride and groom cut the cake in the great hall straight after the speeches and moved into another room to perform rather wild first dance. I let them have a bit of fun on the dance floor and asked for more portraits back in the great hall, just to get most of the potential of beautiful Hampden House.