Destination Wedding | Loire Region, France

Here's a little throwback to my very first wedding that I photographed. I still love this image from that rainy wedding in France so thought I'd dive into the archives on this rainy afternoon.

I used to work for Catherine at the British Museum as their event photographer so knew her quite well and she enjoyed the work I produced. When she asked if I photographed weddings, I said that I hadn't but that I would approach it in the same documentary style that they expected of me from their events, capturing the essence of the event without bothering the patrons of the museum.

I agreed to photograph their wedding knowing very little about where or what was going to happen. It just so happens that the wedding was going to take place at the family estate in the French Countryside! My very first wedding was going to be a destination wedding, happy days! With bags packed and a quick hop across the channel, I was picked up at the airport in Tours and taken by 4x4 cross country, in the dark, to my room for the night. Although it was a bit wet during the day, the intimate wedding with their close friends and family was certainly one I'll always remember.