The George Stamford Weddings: Jo-anne and Rob

Rob and Joanne’s winter wedding at The George, Stamford

 
F or my first wedding of 2014 I had the good fortune to photograph Jo-anne and Rob’s lovely and intimate day in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Their ceremony took place at Stamford Registry Office and the reception was just a short walk away at one of my favourite Lincolnshire wedding venues, the George Hotel.

The couple had opted to have a small and exclusive get together in the day and then have a larger gathering in the evening, but as I was only booked for the first half of the day, for me it was a case of getting stuck in as quickly as I could. It may seem counter intuitive, but as a reportage wedding photographer, I find small gatherings can be more challenging than larger groups; blending in with the crowd is obviously harder, making it more likely that guests will notice you working and start to either dodge out of view or adopt painfully cheesy smile-for-the-camera-grins and poses. Fortunately for me, Jo-anne and Rob’s guests seemed relaxed from the start and I was able to photograph in the natural style I prefer.

With all the guests already seated, when Jo-anne arrived I opted to take a very quick, natural light portrait of her – with very few people around it was more or less impossible to work without her noticing so in a deviation from my normal approach, I felt a relaxed portrait would be the best way to record the moment. Moreover, it provided an opportunity to bring some of the town’s beautiful stone buildings into the day’s photography – as a wedding photographer working in Stamford, the beautiful old stonework is always a joy and I was relived the weather was on our side so I could make the most of any opportunities to use it.

After a lovely ceremony that brought smiles to all, everyone headed to The George Hotel, for drinks, canapes and plenty of laughter. By the time I left, everyone was seated in one of the George’s stunning wood panelled rooms – a timeless scene that will no doubt live long in the memory of all who were there to share Jo-anne and Rob’s special day.

Below you’ll find a selection of my favourite images from Jo-anne and Rob’s wedding. If you enjoy the images or have thoughts on the photography or the day itself, please feel free to add a comment. I’d love to hear from you and will reply to any questions as soon as I can.

Lincolnshire wedding photographer's image of a groom in Stamford

 

Lincolnshire wedding photography of guests in Stamford Registry Office

 

Lincolnshire wedding photography of a guest in Stamford registry office

 

Lincolnshire wedding photography of a bride outside Stamford Registry Office

 

Stamford wedding photographer's image of bridesmaids arriving at the registry office

 

Lincolnshire wedding photographer's image of bridesmaids arriving at registry office

 

Lincolnshire wedding photography of groom laughing

 

Lincolnshire wedding photographer's image of ceremony at Stamford Registry Office

 

Lincolnshire wedding photography of bride entering Stamford registry Office

 

Lincolnshire wedding photography of couple at Stamford registry Office

 

Lincolnshire wedding photography of couple getting married at Stamford registry Office

 

Lincolnshire Wedding Photography of First kiss after wedding ceremony in Stamford Registry Office

 

Lincolnshire Wedding Photographer's image of Confetti outside Stamford Registry Office

 

Lincolnshire Wedding Photographer's image of guests outside Stamford Registry Office

 

Lincolnshire Wedding Photographer's image of guests outside Stamford Registry Office

 

Lincolnshire Wedding Photographer's image of guests at the George Hotel Stamford

 

Lincolnshire Wedding Photographer's image of guests at the George Hotel Stamford

 

Stamford Wedding Photographer's image of groom and guests

 

Lincolnshire Wedding Photographer's image of guests at the George Hotel, Stamford

 

Lincolnshire Wedding Photographer's portrait of couple at The George Hotel, Stamford

 

Lincolnshire Wedding Photography of newly wed couple walking in Stamford

 

Lincolnshire Wedding Photographer's  portrait of couple in Stamford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Want to Know More? If you’re looking for a documentary wedding photographer in Lincolnshire or elsewhere in the UK, please feel free to contact me via email or call me on 07870 135 986 and I’d be very happy to provide you with full details about my approach and packages.

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