Sandhurst Military Academy Wedding – Elizabeth & Scott
Lizzy & Scott’s Sandhurst Military Academy wedding was one of my highlights of 2016. Known commonly as Sandhurst, the venue is the British Army’s initial officer training centre and is located in the town of Camberley in Surrey.
The wedding ceremony took place in the very grand surroundings of The Royal Memorial Chapel. Scott and his best man were dressed in military uniform, and it did feel at times like I was the photographer at a Royal wedding, such was the grandeur of the occasion.
Lizzy & Scott exited from the chapel to a full guard of honour which made for a very strking photograph, with Scott’s friends and colleagues holding swords aloft whilst he and his bride made their way cautiously down the steps to their wedding guests, eager to greet and congratulate them both.
Formal family group photographs were taken on the steps of The Old College building which was completed in 1812 to the design of architect James Wyatt. Today the Old College represents one of three colleges on Sandhurst where all British Army officers are trained in leadership and other essential military skills before being commissioned to join regiments.
Lizzy & Scott were brave enough to take to the waters on their wedding day, spending 15 minutes ‘relaxing’ on the lake in Sandhurst in the beautiful afternoon sunshine.
I used my long lens to take this picture of Lizzy & Scoot taking 5 minutes out to relax in the afternoon sunshine. I think it is important to remain unobtrusive and to know when to give the bride & groom some space on their wedding day.
Quite often, some of the most dynamic photographs during a wedding day are taken after the first dance when family and guests let their hair down on the dance floor. This wedding was no exception, they all had a ball!