Bride and groom left stunned as photographer changes gender between ...

A bride and groom were left stunned when their photographer had a sex change between the ceremony and reception.

Newlyweds Laura, 25, and Jeff Badland, 27, from Leicestershire, decided to tie the knot in a secret in front of two witnesses and photographer Martin Reeves.

But when they had their reception four months later the 49-year-old was living as Katie after spending a lifetime struggling with gender dysphoria.

Martin officially became Katie two weeks after the ceremony. 

The wedding photographer had a sex change between the secret ceremony and reception

Martin officially became Katie two weeks after the ceremony

Martin Reeves, 49, came to the secret as Martin but arrived at the reception four months later as Katie

Newlyweds Laura, 25, and Jeff Badland, 27, were left stunned by the sex change

Newlyweds Laura, 25, and Jeff Badland, 27, were left stunned by the sex change

Katie, 49, who grew up in Leicester, said: 'I photographed their secret at the Glenfield Register Office but came out as trans.

'I originally planned to photograph their reception as Martin and then start living full-time as Katie the following week.

'However, they were so supportive of my transition that they encouraged me photograph their reception as Katie.

'I was keen to do it, but very nervous as it would be the first event that I had photographed as Katie and I was unsure what the reaction would be.

Katie said she started wearing women's clothes as a child

Katie said she started wearing women's clothes as a child

'I left it to the last minute before deciding whether I would present as Martin or Katie that day and I nearly chickened out, but in the end I just went for it and I'm so glad I did.

'Everything went really well. I have now been living as Katie for six months and I haven't looked back.'

Katie, who has one grown up son and lives in

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