Every so often, people contact me to book me as their wedding photographer. (It doesn’t happen as often as you might think – I’m an, ah, acquired taste for many people it seems. That’s ok; not everyone wants a part time hula hooping, occasional cellist, long time Pokémon training, ace film photographer. It’s cool.) But with some of those enquiries, comes a couple who I literally, literally, desperately hope beyond hope that I could be their new BFF. These couples, like Sophie and Matt and their Peterborough farm wedding, are couples who are awesome and brilliant and amazing.

They met me at another wedding (again, another dream couple – Cate and Jan who married in Germany), and I’ve been told that they wanted to book me almost immediately. Even though they weren’t even engaged at the time. That made me grin like a freaking loon. The thing is, I ADORE being able to connect with my couples. I mean, I’m not really looking for new BFFs all the time (of course I am) and I definitely don’t expect couple to stick around via Facebook/email after the big day (yes I totally do – saying goodbye is the WORST). But when I do connect them, it makes for the easiest weddings ever, including the ones where I’m there for 12 hours and more.

Yes, 12 hours at some weddings. And more. (The current record is 16 hours at a wedding. I’d do it again, hands down.)

Sophie and Matt came to me with their excitement, wedding plans, the story of them, and everything they wanted from the day. “Relaxed and fun…nothing too “posed”…and there’s to be a piñata, outdoor games, and a Bucking Bronco because Matt loves Texas.” Like so many others, they’d fallen in love with the (somewhat iconic?!) rainbow in a wheat field photo, and were keen to see if it could be replicated. UMMMMM HELL YES, just show me where the nearest wheat field is hiding! (Turns out? 20 seconds walk from the ceremony. Oh. YES.) They were also incredibly pleased to be having a Peterborough farm wedding – the home of Matt’s parents – meaning they could continue some lovely family traditions.

The day itself was fricking amazing. I couldn’t get over the almost impossible love between the couple, how they were so amazing together in every way. Working with the Papertwin Weddings team again was, of course, goddamn brilliant (Oh Alex. We do love you.) Shooting on my beloved film cameras all day long was exhilarating as ever. Chatting with guests who treated ME like a guest, was an honour.

I’d do it all again, as always. Thank you, Sophie and Matt, for inviting me to one of the best days you’ll ever have. xx

PS Omfg you guys, A BUCKING BRONCO. Get. In. 😀

Peterborough Farm Wedding Photography – Sophie & Matt

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Peterborough Farm Garden Wedding

Sophie & Matt's Peterborough Farm Wedding, Jay Emme Photography

Peterborough Wedding Portraits in a cornfield

Peterborough Wedding Portraits in a cornfield

Peterborough Wedding Portraits in a cornfield

Peterborough Wedding Portraits in a cornfield

Peterborough Wedding Portraits in a cornfield

Peterborough Wedding Portraits in a cornfield

Wedding details and decorations

Wedding details and decorations

Wedding details and decorations

Wedding details and decorations

Wedding details and decorations

Wedding details and decorations
Wedding details and decorations

Wedding details and decorations

Sophie & Matt's Peterborough Farm Wedding, Jay Emme Photography

Wedding portraits and group shots

Wedding portraits and group shots

Wedding portraits and group shots

Wedding portraits and group shots outdoors

Wedding portraits and group shots outdoors

Wedding portraits and group shots outdoors

Sophie & Matt's Peterborough Farm Wedding, Jay Emme Photography

Sophie & Matt's Peterborough Farm Wedding, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Wedding details and decorations laser cut bunting

Wedding details and decorations

Wedding details and decorations

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Wedding details and decorations laser cutting bunting

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Sophie & Matt's Peterborough Farm Marquee Wedding, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Sophie & Matt's Peterborough Farm Wedding, Jay Emme Photography

Sophie & Matt's Peterborough Farm Wedding, Jay Emme Photography

Papertwin Wedding Videographers

Piñata at the wedding reception

Piñata at the wedding reception

Cake cutting at the wedding reception

First dance at the wedding reception

First dance at the wedding reception

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

Bucking Bronco at the wedding reception

Bucking Bronco at the wedding reception

Bucking Bronco at the wedding reception

Bucking Bronco at the wedding reception

Bucking Bronco at the wedding reception

Soph & Matt Wedding 160716, Jay Emme Photography

 

Supporting Cast

Photography: …ok it seems a bit weird to credit myself here, y’know. It’s my blog, for crying out loud. But just in case… Jay Emme Photography

Videographers: Papertwin Weddings

Wedding dress: Pronovias

Wedding Planner: Chantal Kerr-Sheppard

Hair: Sophie Trinder

MUA: Holly Davies

CaterersM And B Caterers

Bucking Bronco: King Bouncealot

Band/Ceremony Music: The Nameless Three

Film Photography Dev & Scan: Carmencita Film Lab

Decorations and Details: Awesome friends and family

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