Michelle and Mark's Wedding at Coombe Lodge, Somerset

Fun people, lovely locations, vintage cars. What's not to like?

Michelle and Mark’s Wedding was at Backwell St. Andrews Church and Coombe Lodge in Somerset. All just down the road from Nick Church Photography HQ in North Somerset.

Mark runs a car restoration business and the vehicle chosen tor the day was an immaculate 1959 Chrysler Windsor. So, with this awesome car, a 12th Century Church, huge, illuminated L.O.V.E letters and the amazing Coombe Lodge as reception venue, getting some great shots should be easy. Right? Well maybe not 'easy', but it definitely helps.

Here is a selection of my favourites; it will be interesting to see which ones Mark and Michelle pick for their album which comes included with Nick Church Photography wedding packages.

Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Somerset

I’ve never shot a wedding at Coombe Lodge before, but had visited a couple of times to get some ideas for photos. It is a stunning venue for weddings and was brilliantly managed by Martha on the day. I'm pleased about that - as I'm booked in there 4 more times in the next 12 months!

Being such a popular venue, I was keen to get some shots that added something a bit different to the usual photographs. I always like to stand out from the crowd! Michelle had some great ideas too.

This wedding was full of laughter, fun and relaxed celebration, which shows in the photos and I loved being part of it. Congratulations Michelle and Mark - what a lovely couple! :-)

Camera Talk

For the technical types, this was my 2nd wedding using dual Nikon D750 camera bodies attached with a Holdfast Moneymaker strap. Again, this combination worked flawlessly and ensured that I had options at every point in the day - I love my Nikon D750 system - both cameras, 1800 shots between them, and did not change batteries all day. Incredible!

The shot with the bridesmaids and LOVE letters was taken with my Sigma ART 35mm/f1.4 at f4 and 1/200. I took one shot without flash, exposed for highlights so to keep detail of the letters. The 2nd shot was using same settings but with an Off-Camera-Flash at around 1/4 power. The two were blended in photoshop, and I'm really pleased with the result.