Well bonjour 2018! What a way to start the 2018 wedding season with this absolute gem of a wedding.

I wasn’t sure quite what to expect with Angie & Jarrod’s wedding as I wasn’t even supposed to be photographing it, but the photographer originally booked, could no longer make the date.

Their loss was my gain and despite the short notice and time of year (second to last day of March after the wettest Winter on record for South West France and zero sign of a long overdue Spring) it was an absolute joy to be part of.

It turned out that this was to be a near 100% ‘handmade’ barn wedding with me being the only professional/supplier on the day.

Angie & Jarrod’s wedding was also a multicultural affair with Angie and her family coming from Colombia, Jarrod and his family from the US and a number of guests from Sweden.

Something I didn’t realise until I arrived at the venue in the countryside near Angouleme, was that ‘the venue’ was actually the bride & groom’s home. No wonder I couldn’t find a website for it or a listing on tripadvisor when planning my route!

So as with most weddings, I have varying degrees of information, but rarely know exactly how the day will turn out as there are so many variables that can play a part.

Immediately though, after the warmest of welcomes, I knew that it was going to be a good day and the 2018 season would be off to a flying start. And it was just that.

Something else not immediately obvious about this wedding is that the ceremony took place at the latest time of any of the 600+ weddings I have covered in the last 18 years and was at nearly 7pm. Yes, 7pm. In the evening.

I had prior concerns because ‘late’ ceremony weddings outdoors mid Summer can work brilliantly and benefit from superb light, but at the end of March? With the pretty poor weather we’ve been having?

Well the planned outdoor ceremony was shifted into the barn but the weather played fair and was bright & sunny all afternoon and early evening. The timing was perfect with family photos and couple only session immediately after the ceremony in order to take advantage of ‘Golden Hour’.

The results speak for themselves. As I say to all my clients, they play an equally important part in the process and end result as I do. I can turn up anywhere, but it’s only when they let me into their day fully and whole-heartedly that the magic happens.

And magic happened on the 30th March 2018.

Wow wow wow!

We love the video! And every single photo!

We could not have picked a better photographer and we couldn’t be more pleased with your work!


Jarrod and Angie 


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