Donna & Nick's Wedding at Wotton House in Dorking

When I arrived at wotton house I started by capturing Donna and friends getting ready, I don't think I have ever seen anyone so relaxed on the morning of their wedding day. Seeing donna so calm was quite something. Shortly after I found my self going out to the front of the venue to take photos of Nick arriving in his friend Dave’s ferrari. It was great seeing the reactions of Nick’s friends to the car turning up. It was almost the highlight of the entire day for them except of course it was second to seeing Donna and Nick’s first kiss at the ceremony. One of the highlights for me was seeing Donna’s Dad smiling away as he walked her down the aisle, something I'm sure will stay with me when I look back at the weddings I have photographed in the years to come. Another thing that we were all so thankful for on the day was the weather. It was perfect, which made capturing Donna and Nick together in the late afternoon sunlight very enjoyable. I have always loved shooting into the light, It’s something I feel brings a magical feel to photos. As it was a March wedding the sun didn’t stay around for long and in no time at all we were inside for the wedding breakfast and then the speeches. the night ended for me on a busy dance floor. I wonderful day for two lovely people .

I searched long and hard to find my perfect wedding photographer and we found this in John Lennie.

We were looking for a wedding photographer with a certain style of photography, and together decided that we wanted a documentary style photographer that could just blend into the background of our big day and capture the true feeling and emotion, and not just focus on staged posing or big family shots.

We found Johns website incredibly easy to navigate and his portfolio exactly what we were looking for in a photographer. We contacted John immediately and he set up a meeting.

John was our wedding photographer in March 2016, since our first meeting together to view his portfolio, we knew he was the man for us. He took a genuine interest in us as a couple, and we sat over a coffee and chatted all about us and our wedding plans. He preceded to show us examples of his work and his portfolio and we were sold. Seeing his work, his attention to his craft and his passion and excitement about wanting to photograph me made me very emotional and the examples he showed us of previous weddings he had photographed and albums he had produced made me feel he was the perfect choice.

On our wedding day John was brilliant, he was very curtious of everyone involved and completely blended into the background, we total forgot he was there, he shot the day as it happened meaning that the images we now have are a true reflection of our memory of the day. There was no dragging us away for posed photos, meaning we spent more precious time with each other and our friends and family.

Donna & Nick