jo and paul’s wedding was all about making the best out of a rough situation. although they had a beautiful venue and all the trappings of a fabulous affair, the weather was bitter cold. we froze like never before in the icy wind. temperatures dropped to 2 degrees and the mist kept everyone just a little wet the entire day. for any couple it would have been a disappointment, but paul and jo are used to making the best of things. he works overseas for most of the year so it was up to jo to put the wedding together. wedding planning is a hard enough task without having to factor in time-zone differences into your communications with each other!
but jo pulled it together beautifully.
we were all unprepared for the frigid winds so our portrait shoot was cut short due to the fact that nobody could bear to be outside for more than a minute or two. we ended up shooting in the venue’s ‘dungeon’ which proved itself worthy of the title. dark, dank, pokey and grim, it was a real challenge to pull it together and crank out something beautiful. luckily i had a special light that my electrical engineer friend rigged up to a home-made battery pack enabling me to shoot with a portable light source in such situations.
it was one of the more difficult weddings to date, but i am grateful to have had jo and paul as my inspiration to rally and make it work.