Victor & Jennifer at the Grange Hotel, Grange over Sands, Cumbria.
Victor & Jennifer at the Grange hotel, Grange-Over-Sands.
I usually smile when it rains but driving down to Walney Island to photograph the wedding of Victor & Jennifer I most certainly was not. Every road passing through the Lake District was covered in standing water and rather dicey. Passing over the bridge to Walney though, the clouds parted and we were left with a beautiful blue sky.
Jennifer contacted me from Manhattan in New York to see if I would be available to photograph her wedding, she works over there as a scientist and obviously with living in a hub of fashion and fast paced lifestyles was after something a little different. Just looking at her vintage couture oriental style wedding dress was enough to convince me that she would photograph very well indeed.
Victor is from Moscow originally but now lives in Baltimore over in the states, near to Jennifer in New York. Are you keeping up? Great, okay…. Victor and Jen actually got married in New York at Christmas in the middle of one of the worst snow storms to hit New York in half a century, so at the beautiful St Marys in Barrow, they attended for a blessing in front of extended friends and family.
The Transportation on the day was from Cumbria Classic Coaches whom I love photographing with, the church was St Marys in Barrow-In-Furness, and the venue was the imposing Grange hotel in Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria. Thanks again to all of the staff at the Grange for letting me stash my huge camera bag behind their reception desk too.
Several of the images that you see here were shot on Ilford 35mm black and white film, which is unique in the results that it gives. i believe that photographing with black and white film is a service which I alone provide in Cumbria and lakeland, but the results can speak for themselves.