Houchins Winter Wedding – Documentary Wedding Photography
Holy Shmoly!! I am still recovering from this wedding, almost a week later! I think it is fair to say that I thoroughly enjoyed shooting Katie and Campbells wedding, it literally had all the ingredients for a perfect wedding day.
This was the first time I have shot at Houchins in Essex and it did not disappoint. The venue is this mix of ‘traditional meets contemporary’ or ‘Heritage meets modern’ as their website says. And this is exactly how I would describe Katie and Campbell’s day. There were modern elements to their day, mixed in perfectly with Campbell’s Scottish heritage. We had Kilts, a ceilidh, bubbles, sparklers, pizzas, promises, roof top group shots, some pretty impressive speeches and dinosaurs! I knew the day was going to be fast paced so I made sure I planned the heck out of my schedule.
The venue gave us the perfect balance of having some fab little nooks to go and shoot in, while allowing guests to mooch around just out of ear shot. I like this balance of being able to take a couple away for a little privacy when they are having their couple photos taken, but not too far that they feel removed from all the action. Campbell is an architect and had perfectly drawn the amazing farmhouse for their wedding stationary and welcome board, so it was important to me that the farmhouse featured prominently in their couple photos.
One of my favourite moments of the day was when Katie read her speech. It was beautiful and Katie delivered it with such grace and pure emotion.
I feel very lucky to have captured their day, every second their were special moments happening and oh my goodness, I haven’t even touched on how epic the Ceilidh band were (Licence to Ceilidh). The dance floor was always full and I have never seen so many smiley, sweaty, spinning people in all my life!
For now, here is a not so little first look at their day. Congrats guys!!