Adventures in Wedding Photography
Welcome to our blog. Here we share our favourite weddings, engagement shoots and other related things. If you would like to see more from Wiltshire and all the other places I’ve visited you can see featured weddings here or view the portfolio here.
In our blurb on the website it says – “Carol is there to capture alternative angles on the ceremony and candid shots of the guests.” You might wonder what that means so today I thought I would share some of her images. It also helps me to have a female presence, someone who can go ahead into the bridal prep and check that everyone is decent – or at least if they aren’t, that they don’t mind me coming in. She also carries a survival kit with hairspray, lippy and a sewing kit which has come in handy on many occasions (and not always for sewing). On the right we see Ed’s best man Pete having a button sewn back on to his waistcoat before the ceremony. We’re not just there for the photography, neither of us mind getting stuck in and helping out.
We shot the first wedding at Kings Weston House in Bristol last Christmas and we were back there a few weeks ago to shoot Laura and Arash’s wedding. The ceremony was at 3pm which we thought meant that we could have a lie in and leisurely drive over to meet Laura. However the gods of traffic and misguided sat-nav had other ideas and ended up being a frantic drive over. We still arrived on time so no big drama in the end.
Harptree Court – Home to the Great British Bake off – is a beautiful, wedding venue in Somerset. I don’t think that they have held many weddings so if you are looking for somewhere unique then I can recommend it. They also have an amazing treehouse and yurt if you are looking for a special place to get engaged.
Sometimes we get asked who that other one is standing next to the bride. That, dear friends, is the groom.
We always try to include the bridal prep into the wedding day but it’s rare that we shoot the groom getting ready. Why? Because usually he jumps into the shower, has a shave, a quick swoosh of the hair and he’s off.
Winter wedding photography can be wonderful. Winter brings some challenges – People don’t want to stay out in the cold for too long and it gets dark very early. Some wedding portraits have to be shot indoors or in the dark but it can mean we get some amazing early sunsets. In the summer a sunset can be at 9pm, long after the party started. In the winter that can happen at 4pm so we get some beautiful light. Low winter sun is gorgeous. The weather is unpredictable in the UK anyway so rain or overcast really isn’t the issue (overcast is never an issue). The trick is being able to adapt quickly to fast changing light and to be able to shoot in the dark. If I’m honest Autumn weddings are my favourite because we get the mix of light but the sun doesn’t set in the middle of the wedding but winter weddings, especially Christmas weddings can be magical.
Here are some of my favourite winter wedding images.
If you are having a winter wedding then please get in touch we would love to hear all about it.