Surrey civil partnership: Kate & Izzy (part 2)

Here are some more shots from Kate & Izzy's civil partnership at Langshott Manor... as you'll see there were lots of happy faces - and some fun details for me to photograph - each guest was given a "world in a jar" (a Sempervivum plant) as a memento. And check out that Dr. Who Tardis ring box! How cool is that? :) Although it wasn't a sunny day, that was quite useful when it came to doing the family group photos - an overcast day means soft natural light with no hard shadows. For the photos of Izzy and Kate in the gardens I used my flash off-camera, as the daylight was beginning to fade by that time and it was quite dark under the trees and in the yew walk. Having some "portable sunshine" is very useful sometimes!

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Langshott Manor wedding: Kate & Izzy (part 1)

Until Izzy and Kate asked me to help with their special day, I hadn't photographed a Langshott Manor wedding, but I hope I get the opportunity to do so again - it's a historic and elegant venue tucked away in the countryside near Crawley, not far from Gatwick Airport. The main building is Elizabethan, so you have to watch your head sometimes and not rush round corners, but the atmosphere is very traditional and welcoming, and the elegant gardens provide some good spots for photographs!

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