Northbrook Park Wedding Photographer

Sometimes, all I’ll ever want in the world is to be, every Saturday through the Summer, the Northbrook Park Wedding Photographer…

Well I’ve been wanting to blog this particular wedding for a while now, but I wanted to give Topsy and Jenny a bit of space as Topsy, being the busy star Rugby player that he is, already gets a lot of attention. 

I  remember the first time I met Jenny and Topsy, down at the Stag on The River not too far from where I live.  I didn’t know who topsy was at that time, and it of course didn’t matter or make a difference to how I wanted to approach photographing their wedding. I was, however, just simply struck by the lovely coy contentedness these two showed – I really loved the way the came across as SO HAPPY together! They knew exactly what they wanted and their plans were already coming together. Topsy was quiet, calm, but not reserved – Jenny was super lovely, very in control, and very into Topsy. This was going to be perfect.

Fast forward to the wedding. I’d shot a few culturally mixed weddings before so I was already excited to see how this was going to play out. By now I’d figured out who Topsy Ojo actually was (face palm moment!) and I was even more intrigued, especially as there was no ego or barrier to get through, which there could have easily have been.

I started with the girls, getting ready in a secret hideaway somewhere, building the atmosphere, oblivious to the real world. Very pretty things going on in that house, and I knew from then that it was going to be a family filled and emotional day. By the time I’d got down to St Peter & At Paul’s church in Godalming there were already a lot of people arriving. Topsy was there with his groomsmen, proud family and brother boosting everybody up.

Now Topsy is a cool as you get.  These are the guys to watch at a wedding, because you know that when they show their feelings on the surface there’s nothing more real, and on cue when Jenny arrived it was there – the culmination of months of planning and beyond to bring them together for this moment. There would have been more than 200 people at this wedding, but I swear for those moments there were only 2 people in that church.

Back to Northbrook Park in Hampshire. I’ve had the privilege of being the Northbrook Park Wedding Photographer a number of times over the years. I love going back there. Photographically speaking it’s just a beautiful setting – a fantastical backdrop for the most intimate gatherings and private enough for the most Raucous parties, and it has to be said; Northbrook Park really know weddings.

About those 200 people.

Northbrook Park can easily host that many people, and show them a good time. Even so, when half of those people are apparently from a Nigerian heritage, suddenly 200 people can seem like a much more colourful and more full space. In a good way. All the ladies. All the beautifully adorned, traditionally dressed ladies! Just the most fun to be around and full of back chat and giggles. They put me in my place a few times, but not without a wink and then breaking into pure laughter. I love this. I’m totally at my best when I’m bouncing off the people i’m photographing. Topsy’s guy’s were all big and proud, and looking out for their main man, but as soft as butter and puppy dog chivalry when the girls were around.

Jenny’s side could give any of this a run for the money. All super cool and upmarket. Their own class, their own sass. Get these two together and there’s an electricity and joy. A pure and open celebration.

I didn’t know where to look! Though there, out of the corner of my eye, I spot Topsy whispering into Jenny’s ear, and her smile and squeeze back at him. All the ceremony (and the was lots of really fun ceremony) and all of the colourful dress, and all of the dancing, the brotherly love, and the sister strength, all of the metaphor, and the sheer joy, was really another backdrop  to the main game – what I first saw in Jenny & Topsy when we first met was true and still exactly the same – perhaps a simple understanding that they’d met and fallen in love with just the perfect and right person.

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If you’re planning your Wedding in Hampshire or in Surrey, then please do get in touch. I make no bones about wanting to shoot at Northbrook Park more often, so call me and let’s start talking about your wedding!

 

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