Tom’s family connections brought us to this friendly farmstead near Rugeley where we spent an evening photographing these two amongst bright machinery and curious farm animals. There was even a bit of time to grab some impromptu photos of Colin & little Isla who live on the farm and came out to invite us inside for a cup of tea once we were done.
Tom & Ellie have been together since secondary school but have spent recent years living in different towns while studying. It’s hard to imagine the joy and excitement they must be feeling to have finished uni, with their wedding to look forward to (this Saturday!), knowing that they’ll never have to be apart again.
They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, and yes while there was a bit of hugging and kissing going on it was the fun and joy that Tom & Ellie had together that really demonstrated the love and friendship these guys share. Like the running race which ended with Tom pushing Ellie over (cheat!), the robust but somewhat affectionate straw fight, and the general joking and enjoyment that goes with being your true self around someone who knows you truly.
If these photos are anything to go by, Ellie’s going to make a drop-dead gorgeous bride, and Tom, well despite claims of spoiling every photo with chronic squinty camera eyes, turned out to be a pretty handsome chap to photograph.