Shaun & Jacqueline's wedding at How Caple Court

Documentary Wedding Photography is a storytelling approach that relies on natural light as much as possible to create a record of the day. Winter weddings can bring certain technical challenges. The shorter days and lower sun mean that the light is at best diminished or - more usually - gone altogether. Whatever a winter wedding in the UK may lack in light or outside temperature, they most certainly make up for with a warm cosiness. There is an unwavering focus on the occasion of the day; the event that celebrates two people in love.

I met with Shaun and his groomsmen shortly before the ceremony at How Caple Court in Hertfordshire. This country venue includes a barn, marquee and rustic courtyard setting with great character. After taking the opportunity for some naturally lit outdoor shots, the guests started arriving and the excitement built before the arrival of Jacqueline and her bridal party.

The suppliers:

Ceremony & Reception: How Caple Court

Food:  Vinehouse Catering

Wedding Dress: made for Jacqueline by a friend

Hair & Makeup: Heidi Herkes

Grooms Suit: Jeff Banks

Flowers: organised by a friend

Cake: Good Taste Cheesemongers