Where do I start with this couple? Jen and Matt were my first ever engagement shoot couple and Jen and I instantly became inseparable. When I say inseparable I mean we had contact somehow most days.
The reason my relationship with Jen is so special is because she believed in me, gave me a chance, supported me through the first year of my business with her encouraging words, booked me to shoot one of the most important days of her life before knowing if I could do it and is my biggest fan! Seriously! If I blog/post something, Jen will be there with her positive words. To top it off, when I went into Photography full time she bought me a Swarovski pen (people that know me know I like sparkly things)!
Fast forward to the 16th May 2011, Jen and Matt are getting married at the National Trust, Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire. I drove to Solihull and as soon as I walked into Jens house I was treated as part of the family. Jen’s Dad and Brother fired up the BBQ outside and it was bacon or sausage sandwiches all round. My assistant Katie came with me and we agreed on the terms of the food coming our way. I have bacon, Katie has sausage and then we swap half of one with each other (until Katie started munching on my half before swapping).
Jen looked calm which took me by surprise and then a gorgeous bunch of flowers arrived with a card from Matt. That’s when Jen’s tears started while I’m warning Katie to back away from the card. That’s the last thing I needed was a blubbering assistant and she’s a big softy. The next thing we know, Matt is driving past in his beloved Mini and beeping the horn. We all know what that means, the wedding is nearly upon us.
I could talk about this all day but I will just post the pictures now and hope that tells the story of how the day went. In a word though, PERFECTLY!!
And especially for Jen ………