Carla & Matt – a 30 James Street wedding in Liverpool

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When couples come to see me to talk about wedding photography, I always like to ask them a little bit about themselves: who they are, where they come from, what’s their story?

So being something of an aviation and space exploration geek, I was amazed when Matt told me he works for ESA, the European Space Agency. “Wow!”, I said. “Have I got a real live rocket scientist sitting in my consultation room?!?”. “No.”, said Matt, “I’m in accounts.” Oh well. But hey, he still gets to see astronauts occasionally, so it’s not all bad. Dr Carla is a published, PhD-wielding osteoarchaeologist. (Try saying that with a mouthful of cream crackers!) I was absolutely delighted to photograph the wedding of these two amazingly talented people, who’d been together since their teenage years at school. Since the ESA headquarters are in Holland and Matt & Carla live there, I was even able to regale them with my smattering of Dutch, although it has to be said that, thankfully, my wedding photography is much, MUCH better than my Dutch!

Thank you again for looking after us all on Saturday! You were fab and our guests commented on how lovely you were too.

Memorable moments from Carla & Matt’s day were the rather extreme weather conditions – thankfully dry but very cold and windy. The outdoor bridal party shoot was one of the quickest ever – I’m pretty hardy, but even I was glad when the bridesmaids said, “Are we done now?” Then there was their friend who walked Carla down the aisle – you can see his  dancing on the last photo here! The hotel staff who very kindly gave Matt and Carla’s little girl a soft toy to help keep her smiling – and the moment when their little beauty decided I was trustworthy and curled up on the floor, gripping my legs whilst I was photographing the drinks reception! But best of all was witnessing the love between Carla and her husband when she broke down delivering her vows. Barely a dry eye in the house!

Dan was great before, during, and after our big day.
Beforehand he was flexible and accommodating in meeting with us on the occasions we were in the country.
On the day Dan and his assistant were very unobtrusive and almost blended in as one of the wedding party. He was extremely helpful in ensuring our family and friends were in the right place at the right time for photos – something akin to herding cats!
His knowledge of locations around Liverpool’s waterfront meant that we got some great outdoor shots that nicely complemented those within the venue.
All in all we would highly recommend Dan to anyone looking for a photographer.

Carla and Matt

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