In my work as a Northamptonshire lifestyle photographer I choose not to shoot weddings but this summer I was invited to the wedding of Nick & Laurence at a stunning country chateau near Lake Annecy in the French Alps. I was not the official photographer but was given licence by the bride & groom to document the event as I saw it – a kind of second shooter if you like.
This sequence of images was photographed after the wedding service was over – leaving the bride’s flower girls free to relax & play in the beautiful wooded gardens of the chateau. The children were aware of my presence but by using a telephoto lens I was able to photograph them almost unawares. No awkward posing, just beautiful children playing & interacting naturally.