Mr and Mrs Travers
27th July 2013
St Mary & St John's, Newton-le-willows, St Helens & Thistle Hotel, Haydock, Merseyside
I've known Kevin professionally for a couple of years now. A hard working, dedicated, family man is how I would describe him - when I met up with Kevin, his fiancee, Tracy, and daughter, Natasha, it was obvious to me why he is so hard working - he loves his family with all his heart and wants to provide for them. They really were a fantastic family and it was a pleasure to be part of their day!
Whenever I talked to Kevin, all he would talk about was his family, the wedding, and the overtime! Kevin was dedicated to making sure that the Wedding Day was special for his two girls - and it definitely didn't disappoint.
It was obvious for anyone to see that they all loved each other very much - there was so much emotion on the day.
I met Tracy and her bridesmaids at the Thistle Hotel in Haydock where they were getting ready, where nervousness was replaced with Bucks Fizz and laughter. Getting into the dress definitely provided some amusement, and these fun moments set the tone for the rest of the day.
Tracy looked stunning in her dress, and Natasha loved posing for the camera - a trait she must get from her dad.
The dress was gorgeous, some really intricate details and Tracy looked amazing - I was glad I managed to to capture some really beautiful shots of Tracy in her dress.
I left the girls at the hotel and went to meet Kevin, and his Brother and Best Man, Neil, at the church - St Mary & St John's in Newton-le-willows. I've often overlooked the church from the outside as I've driven past - but the inside was really bright and airy, it looked magnificent but felt really warm and welcoming.
Kevin looked nervous, but he managed to keep his composure really well for the groomsmen shots, right up until the moment when he caught a glimpse of Tracy and Natasha walking down the aisle. I'll never forget the tears of joy streaming down his face - the pure, raw emotion in his face. These images and memories that I managed to capture really tell the tale of the day.
After the wedding, we made the most of the summer sunshine, taking shots at the church and also back at the Thistle Hotel where the reception was being held. Natasha also joined us for some of the family shots - sneaking a peak into a couple too - a cheeky little moment that produced a Bronze Bar Award Winning Image also!
During the wedding breakfast, the guests were entertained by a magician, and the day finished off by some really heartfelt speeches - again bringing more tears, laughter and even a shout out for the rainbow! The reception carried on late into the night, and the 'photobooth' definitely provided some additional entertainment for the kids and adults with te props, wigs and silly glasses!!
I'd also like to congratulate Tracy, Kevin and Natasha on their fantastic news following the wedding - I'm really happy for them and can't wait to take some more family images!