Ollie and Katie’s wedding at the family farm in Thornton, near York, was one of the most unique and personal weddings that I have had the pleasure of photographing.
I got a nervous text from Jonny a few days before their wedding day as England were leading Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals asking if I had a TV screen I could bring with me to show the final if England were to get through, a match which would be played at the same time they were due to be married - not something they had been able to predict two years ago when they booked the date!
It was my first time shooting at The Normans, a new'ish wedding venue near York which has been set up by husband and wife team, Oliver and Laura Robinson, and what a fabulous job they have done of transforming the family farm into a stylish and unique place to get married. They have thought of every detail, adding some really lovely touches, my favourite being the old cow shed which they have converted in a warm and cosy "snug" for guests to sit and relax in.
When the alarm clock went off at 6am, I was cursing myself for having suggested another dawn shoot on a Sunday! However, it was totally worth the early start to meet up with Kim and Adam for their pre-wedding shoot around the streets of York. After all, there aren’t many times when you get The Shambles to yourself.