I was Phil & Nicola’s wedding photographer at St Michaels Manor, St Albans, Hertfordshire and also at The Pre in St Albans. This was another winter wedding but luckily the weather behaved. I’m beginning to think I might be lucky as I can’t remember the last time I shot a wedding when it rained (touch wood!).
Phil and Nicola were concerend about getting decent photographs at The Pre as they didn’t think it was the most attractive location. For me this is part of the challenge of being a wedding photographer. I want to produce unique images that my couple are chuffed with and so I will find some fantastic locations even if the Bride and Groom don’t think there are any. I have heard of wedding photographers informing clients that it’s not worth buying an album as the location isn’t attractive enough to justify it. Needless to say i’m pretty disgusted with this attitude as I believe there are truly great images to be created anywhere. I loved Phil & Nicola’s wedding location and was truly excited about shooting at The Pre, which was totally the opposite reaction to what they where expecting, but as their wedding photographer I was looking at it in a different light.
The Pre was surrounded by some stunning Hertfordshire Countryside with St Albans Abbey in the distance. I love my romantic novels and I was visualising images along the lines of Wuthering Heights. My only concern was whether Phil & Nicola were adventurous and would they bring wellies? The answer was yes to both questions.