A navy relationship is not for the faint hearted. Jack and Emily spent nine out of the twelve months leading up to their wedding apart. Their only contact being a letter, every two months or so. Even that is not private. It is read, and copy typed (often with errors) and with much removed. When at sea, Emily is rarely able to even know anything about Jack’s location in the world, and often Jack has to leave at no notice. As with other navy weddings I have photographed, Jack could not even be certain to be there on their wedding day.
During their engagement couples session overlooking Sand Acre Bay nature reserve, Churchtown farm in Saltash, Jack and Emily explained that on Jack’s last return from a particularly long period at sea, Emily was surprised to be suddenly whisked away from the ship, and his disembarking colleagues, without so much as a hug. Nine of Jack’s colleagues had been left by their partners during that assignment. Emily wondered why she was the only person waiting for the ships arrival.
Their ceremony at The chapel of St Christopher within the naval base grounds, was followed by a drinks reception on the admirals lawn, and wedding breakfast at the very stately and imposing officers mess.
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