It’s a funny story actually; the most challenging moment of photographing this wedding came the day before the wedding. Mentioned above, I had arrived two days early to location scout. One day before the wedding, the couple and their friends were allowed to set-up their décor in the Circular Barn for the reception and Jim and I were allowed access into the house to photograph the details: the dress, invite, shoes, rings, etc.
Each room within the estate had a different personality and boasted a variety of colors, surfaces, and textures. After carefully selecting where I wanted to photograph all of the important items of their wedding day, I got into a serious shooting “zone”. With my iPhone playing music (at a low and respectable volume), I had a great time arranging the dress and shooting a few different flat-lays. In between helping me, Jim checked in with the groundskeeper, who informed him he was going to be locking up “shortly”.
With this in mind, I finished my last flat-lay, packed up, and we started to exit the estate. Although upon arriving at the door, we found it locked. Jim – shaking his head – looked at me and said, “you better call the bride”. The last thing I wanted to tell my client was that we had been locked in! For a brief moment I thought, perhaps I can lift this massive window and jump 4 feet down to freedom. Thankfully, common sense kicked in and I realized it would be better – meaning, safer and smarter – to just call the bride.
After being rescued by my lovely client – who was still in the Circular Barn decorating for the reception – and expressing our utmost gratitude, Jim and I made our way to the local fish and chips shop for dinner, and then back to our AirBnB, “The Nest”. That night – we laughed quite a bit about almost getting locked into the venue the night before the wedding. (Hey – it happens, right?)