Laura and Lawrence chose their church, St Mary & St Martin’s in Blyth, for their pre-wedding session. Although I’ve been a wedding photographer in South Yorkshire for a long time, this is a church I’d never been to.
Walking up the path it was clear that this would make a beautiful backdrop to all Laura & Lawrence’s wedding photographs. Built in 1088, St Mary & St Martin’s church was once part of a Benedictine monastery. It is one of the oldest examples of Norman architecture in England. It houses double height ceilings, stained glass windows and a recently discovered painted mural along the full height of one of the walls.
The church grounds are well kept and full of trees and flowers. During the pre-wedding session we used most of the outdoor space available, keeping the church itself as the main background for the photographs.
After capturing some images, we sat on one of the benches in the graveyard to finalise the details of the day. It was a lovely afternoon, and I can’t wait to capture their wedding.