Chantmarle Manor in Dorset is, simply, beautiful. I’m being careful how I ‘pen’ this blog, as the bridegroom is an English teacher and a very good one at that. Too many commas so far Ben? But none before the ‘and’ word. I do love a comma. Ben and Yeri’s wedding is one that I would not have missed for the World. Take this at face value readers, but let’s be honest, a sunny day in Dorset in a country home with history dating back to the thirteenth century reminds me why I’m so darned (Americanism) proud to be British, or dare I say, English! Every couple I meet has a story and that’s what makes my job all the more special. Ben and Yeri are about to emigrate to Korea for a couple of years, so understandably emotions ran high. Some images from yesterday’s wedding. Subtitles by ‘emotion.’First shot of the day.Second shot of the day, but this one was screeeeeeeming for black and white treatment.I know a few fellow wedding togs read this blog. Isn’t it about time ‘chaps’ we wrote to clergy with a reason why we like to stand at the front? Because, this, is what can be achieved. REAL emotion. Again I had to negotiate with the vicar with regard to being allowed to stand in a place where I could witness expression. The initial command was a resounding ‘no.’ I would be in the view of the congregation. Heavens? Am I that unattractive? I beg those that wish to be wedding photographers doing this as a weekend occupation to consider… (Ben, inappropriate use of three dots?) be subtle in church. Don’t jump across pews. Don’t rest your lens on a priest’s shoulder! (True, people do this!) Practise a subtle approach and you’ll enjoy a better relationship with clergy – and so, as a full time professional living off the actions of those that practise before me, will I!