I had the pleasure of photographing Al & Rosie’s wedding a short while ago, the brief was simple, get a picture of all guests in one group and some family pictures, that’s what I like to hear.
I had an assistant with me on the day so we sent about photographing the wedding in a relaxed fashion, capturing lots of candids and and observing the arrival of the guests and bride.
I never interrupt the proceedings, and capture what happens in front of my lens. This wedding was great fun to shoot as the couple had a great sense of humour and were very excited about everything that was going to happen on their big day.
The priest was an absolute gent, cracking jokes and telling me I could go where I wanted, very kind of him… I prefer to keep a low profile and not move around to many times as it’s very distracting for everyone there.
The church was a modern one so quite bright and no need for flash another bonus, after the church we proceeded to the reception, again more candids while the Bride and Groom have a drink and mingle with their guests.
I grabbed the couple for a short while to shoot the bridal portraits outside as it was a nice day… that said I needed some shade to stop the hard shadows and squinty eyes. I always make a wet day plan… the British Isles not renowned for consistent sunny weather!
I like to met my couples and get to know them a little before the wedding day, wedding photography can be hard work if you have no connection with the couple, providing one of the most treasured and long lasting memories of the day is a serious undertaking, and making sure you’re on the same page as the couple is top priority.
Enjoy the pictures.