Filled with weddings I have photographed, tips and tricks you can use, a variety of posts from suppliers and venues that I love to work with!
Keeping you up to date with some of the weddings I have photographed, tips and tricks you can implement on a wedding day, a variety of posts from suppliers and venues that I love to work with!
Oh and enjoy my spelling mistakes, dad jokes and nerdy references…
Research your season. If you want the best flowers possible then don’t expect peonies in December or daffodils in July! It comes as a shock to most couples that certain flowers aren’t readily available all year and this can lead to disappointment. Some flowers are available to be shipped out of season but they are often not ‘ready’ to bloom, smaller in size and will not create that magazine style bouquet a lot of brides are after.
So Jack, I love to suggest to my couples about writing each other a card for each other to open in the morning, it provides an emotive moment to capture and can really put their partners nerves at bay!
Can you suggest the single best thing a bride and groom can do or plan into their day to enhance their wedding video?
Recent Real Weddings
Here is a small selection of real weddings I have photographed, I try to slow a large variety of images throughout the day, so you get a better idea of what the couple received and how I captured their day!
The day started for both our grooms at Chilston Park hotel located just outside of Maidstone in Kent both of the guys got ready in the upstairs bedrooms before they made their way into the ceremony where all their guests were eagerly awaiting their arrival!
Amy’s morning started at Commissioner’s House in the Historic Dockyards In Chatham, being the oldest naval building which is still standing in England it has amazing decor inside, built in 1704 it has a lot of history behind it. Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side it was basically raining from the very start of the day, and it did not stop for even a minute. This means that all but a few photos were taken inside, using a lot of off camera light!
The Bride and Groom had their Reception and wedding breakfast in their family’s large garden and adjoining field surrounded by their close friends and family. They had decorated it with everything from their own home and past, giving it a great feeling of history and intimacy. Once they arrived in style they were showered with confetti, before sharing in the reception drinks, and speeches and the wedding breakfast proceeded!
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For example, if you want beautiful outdoor photos, and you don’t want to take your photos before the ceremony, you should not plan for your ceremony to start at 3pm in December; because the sun sets before 4pm! However, if it’s cold and wet outside, and you intend to take your formal pictures inside anyways, then you only need to consider the amount of time you need between the ceremony and reception.
If you’re having a hard time choosing, bring more and ask for our input once we get “on set.” Steer clear of black tops and dresses, which don’t look as great in the light as brighter tones. And remember to be comfortable—your engagement session isn’t the time to try out those high heels or too-tight pencil skirts. The more comfortable and flexible you are, the better your photos will look.
Since every wedding is different, we do not guarantee a set amount of images. There are several factors that affect the amount of images shot at your wedding including the amount of hours you have contracted us, activities you have scheduled, length of speeches, how many guests his the dance floor and the number of people in your party.
After the emotional ceremony everyone headed outside for a large group photo and to shower the beautiful bride and groom in confetti before enjoying a drink in the courtyard while I photographed the family all together in the driveway.
Before the couple were welcome inside for speeches, we managed to capture a small collection of stunning portraits which have a warm autumnal look to them. Once seated the speeches were met with a rapturous applause and a collection of belly jiggering laughter!
Once you decide on a package that is right for you, we talk over timings to make sure our coverage can cover everything that’s important to you, we then ask that you sign an agreement with a deposit to hold your date.
Closer to your wedding date, we will schedule a time to meet prior to your wedding. This could be at an engagement session, venue walk-thru, or both. We will finalize any last-minute details and discuss any special photo requests you may have.
I think I’ve had the most fun in the evening at any wedding ever on this day! They had such an epic band called ‘The Indy Killers’
Anyways we got blessed with sun for this winter wedding! The ceremony was epic to shot, the room was full of light and atmosphere!
While you know you’ll have some time to take group shots of the entire bridal party you’ll want to make sure you have these photos with your bridesmaids as you get ready on your big day.
There are many different factors to consider when choosing the perfect wedding venue but make sure that it’s a space that speaks to your personalities and style as a couple.
Trusting your photographer a little more in these main areas will not only result in better images for you to remember your big day by but will also relieve you of some stress as well.
But where should you schedule your engagement session? While you can ask your photographer for some insight on where they suggest consider these tips to help you choose a location that has significance and meaning to you and your significant other.
As the sun started to dip we whisked our couple our for few more photos in the gardens, before it was time to cut the cake and Justine and Robin to have their first dance, we captured the dancing for a few more songs before finishing up with a dramatic photograph outside as we didn’t get a sunset today.
Not only does it give you some great images, but it has an important effect on the way the rest of the day runs, It’s a great way for us to really build our repour with the groom and groomsmen, to also make sure the guys are looking their best before they greet the guests arriving…