On Saturday 25th August I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Kelly & Toby at The Red Barn.
I photographed Toby’s brother’s wedding (Lee & Kara) last year so I was delighted when Kelly & Toby asked me photograph their big day. After getting to know them and their beloved dogs at their pre-wedding shoot on the beach earlier in the summer, I couldn’t wait to photograph the wedding. I met Kelly & the girls at dad’s house in March where they were excitedly getting ready for the day to come. While I was with the girls my second photographer (Nikki) met up with Toby and the boys on the other side of town.
Red Barn is a fantastic venue sitting between King’s Lynn and Downham Market and surrounded by the beautiful Norfolk countryside. It’s a venue you’d never forget with the barn’s iconic red roof and red brick walls which dates back as far as the sixteenth century. After the formalities of the service the rest of the day was one of the most relaxed and chilled out weddings you could wish for. The weather was perfect so most of the day was spent outside where the newly weds could mingle with their guests and the kids (young and old) could play games, floss, hype, and simply enjoy themselves. I can honestly say I don’t recall seeing quite so many bubbles at a wedding before (the type you blow, not drink) and they were great fun to photograph, especially as an alternative to confetti.
After the speeches the light was perfect so a great opportunity to take Kelly & Toby away for a few minutes to take some pictures of the two of them together. It was great fun and I’m sure they enjoyed the chance to spend some time alone on their big day (albeit with me & Nikki ruining the romance!). Soon enough it was time for the first dance and my day was nearly done. I finished as I started, capturing lots of natural moments in a natural/reportage way, trying show off the fun, love and friendship that was very evident throughout the day.
Wishing Kelly & Toby all the very best for the future. I hope you enjoy the pictures, which will help tell the story far better than I ever could……