December 23rd 2014, Haja and Anthony sealed their union by making all legal and legit. The wedding was at the Orangery in Kent. We started the day from the Hilton in Maidestone where both the bride and groom stayed. I must say what a lovely couple as they both showed traits of caring for all the guest and vendors. I had a massive room and soaked my self in a bubble bath all night. Slept off in the bath and woke up at 5am relaxed and revitalised. Good remedy before a hectic day as i was set out to break my back for this lovely couple. Nothing encourages you more to take good photographs when you have a willing bride who not only is beautiful in pictures but possess well. Forgot to ask if she was a model in her previous life :)
Ok, batteries all charged up, lenses all cleaned, merory cards all emptied and formatted, camera settings checked as you dont want to realise half way you have been shooting with some funky setting giving you more post production work. Checked on both bride and groom and they sound great. Motivated them a bit and set some standard for pictures. Went for quick breakfast and grabbed croisant and some bacon. Had oat as that slowly releases energy all day.
Then head to the brides room and happy to see Michael of Special functions. Really enjoy working with this dude as he puts in 110% into what he does. Beg to say our work complements each other. Back to the bride and groom - Bride gives me a sense shes confident in and trusts me. Similar to the engagement when she asked me to keep an eye on her and was relying on me to notify and guide her. A very willing bride who knew what she wanted and wasnt going to play the i'm tired line. Shes marrying her perfect man who seems to have everything in control and hardly shows fretful emotions. His quiet demeanour just oozes and air of confidence that calms your nerves.
Wedding planner was Rugie Wurie who did a great job at making sure all the Ts were crossed and i's dotted. Tino Antoniou was the second photographer. I never refer to him as a second shooter as he is a creative photographer who has my DNA or i His...:))
Ok, camera shutter sounds starts sounding all day. We shot strictly canon with the 5D Mk 3's, 6 and a 7D. Lenses in our kit included; Canon 85mm 1.2, Sigma 85mm 1.4, Canon 50mm 1.2, Sigma 50mm 1.4, Canon 24-70 2.8, Mk I and Mk II, Canon 70-200IS 2.8, Canon 16-35 2.8, Canon 8-15 4.0, Sigma 10-20 3.5, Canon 100 2.8 Macro and Canon 135 2.0.
Congrats Anthony and Haja Nova. Was truly a beautiful day