2016-07-16 – Nyasha & Thomas (Pear Tree Farm)
Nyasha and Tom approached me earlier this year as they were looking for a wedding photographer to cover their special day.
I met them at their chosen venue, Pear Tree Farm, which so happened to be Tom’s parents farm.
I have photographed weddings before which took place in Barn’s, however Nyasha and Tom’s wedding was taking place on a fully functioning farm!
Me and Sophia arrived on the farm around 11:30am, we wanted to get an early start and to have a quick scope of the grounds together. This is so that we can best plan out the day.
During the preparation time, it was full steam ahead and we saw everyone running around sorting stuff out. Even the groom was busy arranging the tables and busy organising everything.
At this time, my goal was to obtain as many detail shots as possible, but most importantly, the rings!
The dress is also another key photo from the bridal preparations and this dress was extra special!
This dress was made by a family member, so not only is it one of a kind, it’s got the sentimental value behind it.
What was incredibly sweet about the groom prep at this wedding was that the Best Man did the Groom’s hair with such love and affection!
Not really, the hairdresser/make-up Artist did it earlier, but we thought the above photos would be a bit of a laugh! lol
Once Nyasha was fully in her dress, she came down the stairs to be greeted by her family who were in awe at how stunning she looked.
I can only imagine the rush of feelings that Tom must have been feeling at this moment…
Knowing that his bride is about to walk down the aisle at any second…
It was a stunning ceremony. They took a gamble with hosting it out doors and it definitely paid off!
It was incredible how many smiles and hugs there were throughout the day. You could seriously feel the positive vibes oozing from every angle and how both sides of the family came together to celebrate Tom & Nyasha’s wedding.
The great thing about this wedding being hosted on a farm is there was tonnes of open land, so there was part of the grounds which was separate to where the main reception was being held and we had an amazing field as the backdrop for their formal photos.
As much as I do capture them formally, I do try to pump a bit of life into the shots and it’s so much easier to do when the group are as tight as they were!
The guys were in very high spirits and the girls, well… the photo speaks for itself I say! lol
This has to be one of my favourite wedding photos ever as it includes a baby bump at the front which pops out even further during this pose!
To top it off, for the Group Photo section, the final shot of the entire wedding party has to be one of the hardest ones I’ve ever done, but definitely one of the best…
Why was it so hard? – Well… let me show you…
This window didn’t open all the way, so I couldn’t lean out and basically had to shoot blind as I couldn’t really see the Live View screen due to the sunlight… getting up to the top room wasn’t an easy task either! But, definitely worth it and the shot was a great success!
I headed back to the field with Nyasha & Tom to grab a few shots of just them two and having such a big beautiful open field is amazing! My shots generally do focus on the couples and their expressions and with a couple so in love, its easy to get great expressions from them! But we also managed to capture a stunning backdrop for each shot also.
After we completed the couples portraits, we headed for the wedding breakfast and speeches.
After two heart felt speeches from the grooms father and groom, I think the Best Man felt the pressure!
But I must say, his speech was an amazing one!
It was time for the Cake Cutting and these shots can sometimes be tricky with capturing the guests as well as the couple to help tell the story, but luckily the cake was held right by the bar for which I inappropriately hopped behind the bar to snatch this shot, and most likely spoiling all the guests photos by being in there :S – Sorry everyone! But I needed to grab this shot!
After which we moved onto the first dance…
I love how sweet they looked on the dance floor and that they both were completely in the moment with stunning smiles!
This wedding was a unique wedding for sure as the couple had the freedom to do as they wished since it was all held on their families grounds. With this flexibility, you can feel the tone of the day was much more relaxed and that they genuinely were just there to celebrate with their families without too many formalities.
The day was filled with laughter and joy which spread throughout the entire wedding party!
I wish Tom and Nyasha all the best for their future together and thank you for having me at your wedding… 🙂 x