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When Richard, a talented landscape photographer contacted me last year with a view to being his wedding photographer, I knew this it would end up being a little different. Having looked for a photographer, he said it was an image on my website with a bride looking at her groom wearing the rabbit mask, that made him know I was the wedding photographer for him. "I love that fun image"...he told me. After a few meetings, and much camera/lens chat, our plans and ideas began to hatch! The venue for their wedding was the beautiful Fanhams Hall in Ware, a fabulously rich and elegant Jacobean Manor House, steeped in history. My day began with taking photos of Helen and their daughter Annie. Helen was very relaxed as she got ready in a busy bedroom, with plenty of knocks on the door, from friends all helping out. I captured some moments of the girls during this time. The lovely grounds were perfect for the pre-wedding shots of the groom, his best man and groomsmen. The ceremony was in Fanham's charming Oak room and despite some wedding day nerves, it was all beautiful. It was a late wedding, and the sun was just going down as the guests enjoyed drinks and time to congratulate the newlyweds. Group shots were taken outside the oak room, by the beautiful Jacobean windows and doorways. I'd already agreed with Richard our fun photograph, and with the aid of a Giant Panda head, and some smaller masks, we left the wedding party and sneaked away for some shots with Richard and his friends. There was much hilarity, and adjusting of masks, that group really enjoyed this part. Later Jeni and I did some light painting with the bride and groom, to create a dramatic effect with a beautiful blue light. I wish Richard and Helen every happiness in their new married life, and thank them for looking after me so well, that food at Fanhams is delicious!!
Photograph Sharon Cooper
Venue Fanhams Hall, Ware
Additional Photography by Jeni Smith