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I’ve challenged myself to post a photo a day for the next year, (maybe beyond) and explain the story behind it, and why I love it. Today’s featured image is from Charlotte and Dan’s wedding ceremony at Findern Church near Derby.

This photo of Charlotte and Dan never fails to make me smile. I always give my wedding couples a few tips before the confetti is thrown: walk slowly, keep smiling, try not to flinch even though some of your best friends and closest family are throwing things at your face! I also tell the guests to try and throw the confetti over the couple, rather than at them – but for some people (read groomsmen) the opportunity is just too tempting!

Charlotte and Dan took my advice on board and followed it to the letter. I think guests could have been throwing rocks and they’d still have smiled happily through it all! Of course, it may not have just been my suggestion that was the reason for their smiles – they had, after all, married the love of their life less than an hour before! I suppose that may have had something to do with it.

Aside from the happy couple themselves, I also love the expressions on the guests’ faces!

The confetti frozen in mid-air reminds me that this is another moment captured for a couple to treasure, a fleeting instant that they’ll never recreate, but on which they can look back and remember. I know it sounds daft, but that genuinely is one of the reasons I love my job – knowing that these memories are preserved for a lifetime and beyond.

I’m Jon and I’m a wedding photographer based in Derby, covering weddings across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and around the UK. I chose to specialise in weddings because each one is unique and special to the couple. If you’re getting married and would like to know more, get in touch!

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