Sony A7III | Sigma Art 35mm | f2.2 | 1/5000 | ISO 600OWN PRESET
At laaaaaaast! Some fresh wedding photos from one of the Farmers. Now I know what you are thinking, weddings haven’t been allowed but this one was very special. With permission granted by The Archbishop of Canterbury, these two NHS workers married in secret at the height of the Pandemic. I knew about it as I’d spoken to their wonderful friend and photographer Rebecca Carpenter, the evening she got in from shooting this. She was utterly exhausted from all the emotion and the stress of driving into the deserted streets of London. But it was never in question that Rebecca would not only get there but that she would help to make it even more precious for them in the absence of all of their loved ones. You probaby saw some shots in the press last week after the NHS decided to release this heart warming story of love in the face of adversity to the press. I’m going to let Rebecca tell the full story. (You might want to get the tissues handy)
Read Rebecca’s’s take on this shot below …
What Rebecca said ...
“In April I photographed a top secret NHS wedding for a doctor and an emergency nurse. All socially distanced and married in the Guys St Thomas Chapel Hospital where they both work. The nurse just happens to be one of my dearest, best friends and this was my gift to them. They deserved this. It wasn’t even a question of whether or not I should do this, I didn’t give it a second thought. (I am rather impulsive…but I lead with my heart and you should understand this about me) and my heart knew I should be there for her when her family and friends couldn’t be, and capture this for them to look back on and share with their families.
What it stood for.
Two people risking their lives everyday for others simply wanting to marry each other. No frills, no big fancy celebrations, just them saying their vows, in the church in the hospital where they work, wanting to start their lives together as soon as possible. Because that’s what it’s really about. Marrying the one you love and not wanting to go another day without being married to them.”