In June last year I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Jess and Alex in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. You can see photos from their beautiful wedding here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. I’m pleased to say that both Jess and Alex and their families were so happy with the photos that I’ve been asked to photograph the wedding of Jess’s brother Matt this summer.
While Matt has lived in Hampshire all his life, his bride to be comes from the Emerald Isle aka Ireland. Jenny came over to England with a friend nearly five years ago – I’m not entirely sure how long they planned to stay but whilst they were here Jenny met Matt. There was clearly a connection between them because Jenny stayed. Perhaps it was the paper rose Matt made for Jenny from a paper napkin the first time they met that won her heart and prompted her to stay a while longer. They spent time getting to know each other through mutual friends and six months later Matt finally plucked up the courage to ask Jenny out.
Although a little shy, Matt’s popular and handsome whilst Jenny is beautiful and full of life. Her happiness and positive outlook on life are infectious – perhaps it’s something to do with her Irish charm. Matt and Jenny will be getting married in Jenny’s hometown in Ireland and having spent many holidays in Ireland myself, I am very much looking forward to photographing my first Irish wedding. In traditional Irish style, it’s going to be a BIG wedding. I know, I’ve seen the table plan!
Since Jenny and Matt will be getting married on Irish shores, it felt right to take their engagement photos in a location that had meaning to Matt. He chose Testwood Lakes in Calmore, Southampton as he had many walks there with his family as a child and more recently has spent time there with Jenny. Although I knew about Testwood Lakes and have been there previously, I didn’t remember it being as beautiful as it was during our recent visit. Here are a few photos from Jenny and Matt’s Testwood Lakes engagement shoot…
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Kathryn Andrews is a Hampshire based wedding photographer providing wedding photography for sophisticated, adventurous couples with sentimental souls. She photographs weddings throughout the UK and is available for destination weddings across Europe. Connect with Kathryn at: Facebook Twitter Google+