Barmbyfield Barn Wedding Photography York
So it’s been a while since we’ve been regularly blogging, it’s not that we’ve not been prioritising it, the opposite in fact. You may notice our blog has had a complete rework (and our website a slight polish) this last month and one of the many downsides to big changes is the usual accompaniment of long waits while we transfer hosting (as well as a ridiculous amount of ‘back and forwards’ with design, and hair pulling over a couple of pixels). This month also saw our one and only holiday of the year, our annual anniversary trip to the Lakes. It’s the only time of year where we leave all of the business admin until we get back. No checking the website, Facebook or our phones, just long walks and nice food. After arriving home it’s nice to feel properly invigorated and refreshed, certainly ready to put another wedding or two online ASAP!
It’s amazing how often we come home from a wedding feeling like we’ve gained a couple of new friends. In many ways it’s not altogether surprising given the fact that we’re right there for such a special day, our lenses pulling us closer to the action and allowing us to see things that most people miss. It’s one of the parts of the job that really is a pleasure. Sometimes, however, we’ve been in communications with a couple so much that we feel like friends even before the big day. Meg and Kev are exactly that kind of couple. We first met Meg and Kev around about this time of year, two years ago. It seems bizarre to think that it’s so long ago (I actually had to double check that before I typed it out) which is probably part of the reason that everything with this couple felt relaxed and friendly, just how we love our shoots to be. We’ve been chatting away via email updates for the last couple of years, seeing Meg and Kev at their friends Maria and Owen’s wedding last year where we had a bit of a catch up. You may remember their Harewood House Engagement shoot where we genuinely treated it like a day out with friends, picnic and all.
Suffice to say by the time their Barmbyfield Barn Wedding rolled around we were both super excited to see what the day had in store. The highlight for us had to be the fantastic couple shoot in the evening where the fields surrounding the barn provided the perfect backdrop for some lit portraits, even the clouds seemed to line up to make the shots work for us! In truth though this was a wedding that we genuinely enjoyed from start to finish, not because of the weather, colours, venues or any other factor conducive to great photography, but because of Meg and Kev. Shooting for couples like this is really what makes all of the hard work worth it each year, we enjoyed it so much we met up with them just a few weeks later for an awesome post wedding shoot which we’ll no doubt be posting soon!