Nikon D750 | Nikon 35mm 1.4 | f2 | 1/125 | ISO 2500

TWEAKED VSCO PORTRA

Ok, I confess – I’ve neglected this part of Farm for the last few weeks. It feels to me like there is dust that needed to settle before I could get back into the regular parts of my business. Posting on Instagram has maybe seemed like a frivolous activity in such turbulent times. I know that I was struggling with it and struggling with what to write. But actually I do think we should all keep posting at this time. Think about why people are opening Instagram right now. They are not going there for the news and for more doom and gloom, they are going there to escape that, to have a short break from it. Weddings might not be happening right now but that doesn’t mean that people are not dreaming about them or planning them or creating Pinterest boards or Insta Collections. So yes, let’s keep posting moments that are about human connection and love like this utterly beautiful one from the incredible Andrew Rae. 

This is such a stunning image, their connection is so tender and strong, her dress is glorious and her face is perfectly lit with the window light. It’s packed full of good old fashioned romance and at times like this, it’s so uplifting to see.

Read Andrew’s take on this shot below …

What Andrew says ...

The couple had travelled all the way from Utah, USA to be faced with a Scottish downpour that didn’t let up all day. The whole day was running seriously late as they were hoping a guest was going to arrive for the ceremony. The venue were insistent on the meal going ahead as planned though – 15 minutes from when I had a window with the couple. 

 
To further complicate matters (read as harass me) the wedding planners seemed to be intent on staying around for the few minutes that I had with the couple to “help”. They were all up in fluffing the dress, suggesting locations and telling me how long I had…
 
I wasn’t getting anywhere creatively and the couple were REALLY not loving the attention from everyone in the room. The wedding planner and manager left briefly and I suggested doing a runner from everyone, but that we’d have to be quick. 
 
Cut to a few minutes later and we had managed to sneak away at pace, giggling like children as we tried to stop doors squeaking and giving the game away. I had found a corner of the building that was being renovated and we climbed up to it. The couple were like different people, massively more relaxed and genuinely enjoying each others company. I could pause to think.
 
10 minutes later and they were sitting for dinner.
 
Afterwards I felt like I’d managed to pull a rabbit out of a hat.”