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A fabulous wedding at Norton Park, Hampshire by Paul Murphy Photography

I have known Dan and Kirsty for a little while now, we were friends before they asked my to be their photographer. It is always a privilege working for friends and family but can also be quite nerve wracking, more pressure!

The weather forecast was for a cloudy but dry day, what we ended up with was the most glorious, hot sunshine like summer days of old. Was this the end of summer? I hope not.

As soon as I arrived at Norton Park I was welcomed by Terry the Master of Ceremonies. He very kindly run through and confirmed our schedule. A lovely chap and very relaxed yet managing to control the crowds!

A quick stop at the Barn, where the ceremony was to be held to photograph some flowers then off to the Manor House to meet the girls for some bridal prep photographs.

Norton Park has some lovely out buildings and the Manor House is one of them. There are lots of photo opportunities here including the orangery, gardens and lake.

Kirsty looked amazing as she put on her dress helped eagerly by her bridesmaid. We were really lucky with the soft lighting in the bathroom! As can be seen below those tiles worked well as an impromptu reflector! A quick stop for a picture outside and then onto the ceremony.

Dan waited patiently in the barn for Kirsty to arrive which gave me a moment to get in place for photography. After the ceremony in the Barn at Norton Park the guest lined up for confetti and then onto the gardens for reception drinks.

It is always challenging photographing a wedding in full sunlight, especially mid-day summer sun! However, having worked in the photography industry for over fifteen years I know the best way to work with this. This is where putting the camera into manual is the trick, programme modes can fool the exposure meter and you have to adjust accordingly. Having said that I don’t get it right every time and those images end up on the cutting room floor!

As I have all ready said, a lovely couple and an amazing day had by all, I am going to really enjoy editing all the images soon.

Well done Kirsty and Dan and I wish you much happiness for the future. 🙂

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