When explaining my approach to wedding photography, I always refer to my mission to capture the wedding story and its characters. There are always three: The couple, their loved ones and of course, the venue(s).
The wedding venue plays such a big role as it reveals a lot about the bride and groom both as individuals and as a couple. Some may find romance in a Scottish Castle, others in a boutique hotel in the city but for Helen and Ric it had to be something more personal like The Byre Theatre in St Andrews. How personal? As personal as a building can be for one of the architects who conceived it.
The lead characters
If the idea to document a wedding story in a theatre is quite unusual and therefore appealing, I must admit I would have agreed to go wherever Helen and Ric had chosen, so much I grew fond of them both. They are so adorable. She is the sweetest bride a photographer can only hope to meet. As for him, while some may speculate on his age, his name and his Scottish origin [private joke], I only know he has a big heart and a whimsical mind. Witnessing these two lovebirds being together is inspiring.
With such lead characters, it was to be expected there would be a lot of loved-ones attending their special day. Colleagues, school mates, parents, siblings, children and grand children. They all came to celebrate this wonderful day.
The wedding story
This story belongs to those who lived it and I am a honoured to have been part of it. Below is a very small selection of photographs captured on that day when Romance invaded the stage of the Byre Theatre in St Andrews.