Lensbury Club Wedding Photography: It was really nice to be back at the Lensbury Club having shot my last wedding there over a year ago and also great to see such an improvement following an extensive refurbishment: gone is the old fashioned looking dining room and in its place is a modern, white space with plenty of natural light. Great for us photographers!
So on to Ben and Rachel’s wedding. My day started at Rachel’s with those all-important getting ready shots, before I headed off to Christ Church in Esher to catch up with Ben, get some shots of him and the lads as well as a few detail shots inside the church before everyone arrived. We were lucky we’d struck gold with the weather (hot and sunny…) which made Rachel’s arrival that bit more impressive as she, her dad and bridesmaids, made the short walk up the pathway to the church entrance.
After having quickly removed my shoes (so much quieter and less disruptive and I can get to places which I might not normally have been permitted to use!), I took my place at the front of the aisle ready for Rachel’s processional. Christ Church is a beautiful church – grand and ornate and perfect for those wide angle shots at the back to capture the scale of the occasion.
Back at the Lensbury Club, everyone relaxed, drink in hand, on the wonderful new patio area before taking their seats for the wedding breakfast. Shortly after it was on to (lots of!) group shots and with the help of Joe, the best man, we nailed it with military precision giving Ben and Rachel a good half hour to get some shots of the two of them together. The Lensbury Club is perfect for these as it has plenty of great photographic locations – the river, landscaped gardens, etc. – all within a relatively small area so time is less of an issue.
One thing I did do later on was get Rachel and Ben outside for some final shots together while we squeezed the last few rays of light from the day – there is that magic twenty minutes or so on a sunny August evening which you miss at your peril!
Have a look below at a few choice moments from the day…