Ashley & Kenny – met at school and it just grew from there. The thing that struck me when I first met Ashley was that she just could not stop smiling when she talked about her day and she was still smiling when we looked through their wedding photographs the other night. They enjoyed every second of their day and to me that is how it should be. My job was to capture the fun that contributed to that feeling.
So where to start – for those of you who do not know Ashley & Kenny let me try to give you some background. The chief bridesmaid was Nicola – Ashley’s twin sister and the best man is Nicola’s fiance – lost yet? Ashley has become a “Daye” and Nicola will become a “Knight”. Ok – enough confusion.
I had the unusual request to go to the groom’s parents house to photograph the men getting ready instead of the bride’s house (too many nerves at Ashley’s parents that morning) and I was more than happy to do so – it’s part of my philosophy to work with what the couple want and not stick to a set routine. The men looked fantastic in their Pride of Bannockburn kilts.
So the first time I say Ashley that day was when she arrived at the church and there was that beautiful irrepressible smile.
I was smiling inwardly too as I knew there was a huge surprise planned for Ashley as she entered the church – a pipe band. She had no idea as she followed the lone piper into the church on her father’s arm and her face was a picture as the pipe band started to play too. She says this is still her favourite memory of the day.
Later at the reception the speeches pulled at every emotion and changed in a split second from tears to roaring with laughter. Ashley’s parents had kept the identity bracelets from when the twins were born and Ashley’ s father had Ashley’s baby id in his hand during his speech.
It was lovely to be part of Ashley & Kenny’s day and I hope these images bring back lots of happy memories.