Whilst most of you would have been enjoying your hot cross buns and chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday earlier this year, I was instead off to work to capture the wedding of Liz and Andy at Selsdon Park Hotel in Croydon, Surrey.
I had been looking forward to this wedding ever since I performed my regular pre-wedding visit to Selsdon Park Hotel. During my explorations within the venue grounds I had discovered some amazing derelict workman sheds tucked away out of sight.
I’m sure that upon most people’s inspection of these sheds, many would have thought that I’d lost the plot in suggesting using them as an intriguing backdrop for some portraits… however, thankfully Liz is a photography teacher, and she could see my creative logic behind the suggestions and had total faith in me and my photography that her and Andy totally embraced everything without any questions or doubt.
It was fantastic, we captured some brilliant and original shots, and I’d be pretty bold to say that I don’t think I’ve seen any other fello photographers who have shot weddings at Selsdon before replicating the use of these same areas/locations that I discovered within the grounds.
You can view a large selection of these images from their day below.
Liz and Andy were extremely happy with their photos, and have written me a lovely testimonial which I shall copy below (and of which can be viewed on my Freeindex account: http://www.freeindex.co.uk/more-reviews.htm?id=234208):
“We got married in April and being a photography teacher I really wanted to make sure we got an excellent photographer. Sam was exactly that. He was very professional from the first meeting and was very accomodating to the style of photos we wanted. Sam went to the location before the wedding and sent through the photos that were taken there which gave us an idea of what the actual shots would look like.
On the day Sam was great. He was very calm and wasn’t too demanding! Sam blended in with the guests, which was great as a lot of the photos being taken went un-noticed.
We have just received the album and are really happy with the results. The images are lovely and its a great memory of the day. I would recommend him to anyone wanting a wedding photographer as he provides a great service.”