Ray and Agnes – Sandhurst – Royal Military Academy | Surrey Wedding Photography

Well thank goodness for google! We were very fortunate when Agnes found us on the internet when looking for a wedding photographer. She had typed in reportage photography in Camberley. Luckily for us we have covered  several weddings near a local beach to us called Camber Sands near Rye, so google in its wisdom bought us up. Agnes loved our work and contacted us to see if we would be willing to travel to Sandhurst for their wedding. Well of course we would ,what a great opportunity. Ray and Agnes came to meet us and we could tell instantly what a delightful couple they are and really enthusiastic about their wedding and the photography.

The Royal Military College (RMC), founded in 1801 and established in 1802 at Great Marlow and High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, but moved in October 1812 to Sandhurst, Berkshire, was a British Army military academy for training infantry and cavalry officers of the British and Indian Armies.

The RMC was reorganised at the outbreak of the Second World War, but some of its units remained operational at Sandhurst and Aldershot. In 1947, the Royal Military College was merged with the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, to form the present-day all-purpose Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

On the day of the wedding we left home with hours to spare as we know how the M25 can be on a busy day. Unfortunately for us this didn’t help as their was a bad accident and traffic was at a stand still. So we left the motorway and went across country getting to Agnes just in time to get a few prep shots before she left for Sandhurst Chapel . The Royal Memorial Chapel is more like a cathedral than a chapel and the addition of uniform, heritage and tradition makes for a heady photographic mix.

The wedding guests came from far and wide as Agnes has roots in Germany, Poland, and America but everyone despite the language difficulties got on like a house on fire and it was obvious what a special day this was for all of them!

We were spoilt for choice on the photography front, using the front of these amazing buildings and the lake location gave us all the backdrops we needed. The reception was held in a marque overlooking the lake and we stayed until the very lively first dance having had a thoroughly wonderful day .