Kristy & Andy – A pretty spring wedding – Sefton Park

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Kristy & Andy’s wedding was so much fun to photograph, these guys were awesome to work with, really laid back and totally up for anything. It’s not every day you work with a couple that tell you they want to incorporate some rock climbing into their wedding photographs!

I met up with Kristy and Andy a couple of weeks before the wedding to have a walk round Sefton Park in order to scout out some photo ideas in preparation for the big day, and I was so excited by the fact that they were both really enthusiastic about all of my suggestions. They also made it clear that taking the time to get some creative shots of themselves was very important to them on the day. They really wanted a great collection of wedding photographs to look back on which totally reflected their fun personalities.

On the day I arrived at St. George’s hall to photograph their intimate ceremony, which consisted of only a handful of guests, as all the other guests were to meet later in the afternoon at the Sefton park hotel for the party! The ceremony was very emotional with lots of tears and laughter, made all the more special by the fact that Kristie’s family had flown all the way over from America to be there.

After the ceremony we headed to Sefton park. It was such a beautiful spring day, perfect for the newlyweds to have a romantic stroll whilst I snapped away. Kristie’s stunning yellow dress looked absolutely amazing against the pretty spring colours in the park. Being adventurous types, and also rock climbers, I had no problem persuading these guys to climb over fences and up steep rocks for photo opportunities.

After a lovely long walk around the park, we made our way to the Sefton park hotel, where the wedding guests had been waiting. Andy and Kristie handed out funky sunglasses to all of the guests, then we headed back over to the park for some ‘formal’ photos (which were anything but!).

The rest of the day commenced with the wedding breakfast, speeches and drinks in the sunshine on the terrace overlooking the park. Just before Kristie and Andy were about to start their first dance, I noticed that it had started raining outside, so I asked if they would mind heading outside for a creative night shot. Of course they didn’t mind getting a bit wet in the name of art, and we managed to get a beautiful backlit rain photograph! ♥