I have known Sam for over 5 years. During that time Sam has beaten me up numerous times. So has Matt, his best man and brother, as well as both of his parents Sue and Steve. Before you worry about my safety, we all were / are in the same karate class. Sam and Matt left karate to go to university a few years ago but I still do karate with Sue and Steve.
It was that connection that prompted Laura and Sam to book me to photograph their wedding and I'm so pleased they did.
The location of the wedding really was stunning. Swinfen Hall Hotel in Lichfield is probably the prettiest wedding venue I've photographed at and that's a grand claim as I've shot at some stunning locations in the past.
Unfortunately the only thing that wasn't wonderful about this wedding was the weather. It was dull and grey when I arrived at 8:45AM and it started raining heavily during the ceremony and for about 2 hours afterwards. It kyboshed our plans to take the group photos outside but we used a lovely room in the hotel instead.
During the wedding breakfast the weather improved. So before the evening do Laura, Sam and I were able to take some nice photos in the grounds of the hotel which was great.
Below are my picks from the day but you can see all of the photos I took here: Laura and Sam's Wedding. I also converted some of the 'you may kiss the bride" photos into an animated GIF and you can see that below too.