Amanda and Marks wedding- Battle Abbey, Sussex

I first visited Battle Abbey when I was about 7 years old on a school trip. I can actually remember running around the battle grounds on a drizzly November day with my friends, pretending to be knights. Why I have not been back since I do not know, as the place is absolutely breathtaking. It is a photographers dream, with the exquisite tapestry in the ceremony room, and the ruins of the old abbey outside, to say I was excited to shoot at the abbey was an understatement.

Amanda and Mark booked me just under 2 years ago, after I photographed their friends wedding. I am always ever so grateful when couples take a leap of faith and book me this far in advance, sometimes I have to pinch myself as photographing weddings really can seem like a dream sometimes, I still can’t believe I get to do it as a way of life.

The day started at their family home, I always think it’s such a gift having your children at your wedding, so it was lovely capturing them all together. We headed over to Battle Abbey for the ceremony, I remember walking into the ceremony room and my breath literally being taken away, then thinking how incredibly lucky I was that Amanda and Mark had even booked me in the first place (definitely one of those pinch myself moments)

I don’t tend to spend too long doing portraits with the couple, 20 minutes or so is usually enough, it’s more important spending time with family and friends rather than with me, but my goodness I could’ve spent the whole day with Amanda and Mark walking the grounds, so many amazing backdrops and views, and caves!!!!

My biggest thanks goes out to Amanda and Mark for taking a leap of faith and allowing me to photograph your wedding day.

Steve x

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