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.

The Set Up – What we do while you are enjoying the wedding breakfast

As the hardest working of all the wedding suppliers, us wedding photographers deserve a break sometimes. That usually comes when you and your guests sit down for the wedding breakfast. The morning of a wedding is the hardest for us, we start early and we have all the “must have” images to get. The bride getting ready, arriving, rings, kiss and so on. After the speeches it’s usually time to have a little break and something to eat. We don’t ask to be fed during the day as that can be more trouble than it’s worth so I usually grab a sandwich while travelling between venues as we are in a different time zone to you and waiting until 3pm or later can be an issue.

Having said that during the wedding breakfast there is still plenty of work to be done. Downloading a backup of the images on to the laptop, getting lights ready for the evening – especially in for Autumn and Winter weddings and testing out shots with the aid of my trusty (wife and) sidekick Carol. It may be dark when you leave the table and we need to be ready for that.

Here’s a couple of set up test shots that we did at the Riverstation while you were all eating and the resulting images that made it into the album with one even winning an excellence award. When Marcus and Kelly were ready we were already set up for both shots and took them with plenty of time for some groups and the first dance. It’s important that we get the cool shots but more important that we don’t interfere with the running of your day.

Set up test with Carol
Set Up 1

Album image
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Set up test with Carol
Set up 2

Album Image
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Chiseldon Church wedding for Leonie and Matt

We shot Leonie and Matt’s wedding photography at Chiseldon Church. As you can see Matt and the Groom dudes looked awesome in their outfits (Probably my favourite to date) and the bridesmaids and Leonie looked beautiful in their mismatched dresses. It was a mostly DIY wedding but the details looked amazing and everything tied together really well and suited Matt and Leonie perfectly.

We were only booked for a couple of hours so had to make the most of it but I love Church weddings and even though it was a cold May day we still got the sun out and missed the rain. Congratulations to Matt and Leonie we had a great time, I hope you have a great future.

Groom, Best Man
Wiltshire Bridesmaids
Wiltshire Wedding Car Photography
Wiltshire Church Wedding Chiseldon
Wiltshire Bridal
Wiltshire Weddings
Just Married in Wiltshire

Bowood Wedding – Hannah & Matt

Hannah and Matt’s Bowood wedding was a beautiful day. Starting in the village of Dauntsey at the amazing St. James the Great church and then on to Bowood for the wedding reception and party.

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Groom’s day at the tailor

The first thing that David asked me when we first met at Malmesbury wedding fayre was if I would shoot him having his suit fitted. I said that I would, of course, it sounded a lot of fun and unusual. I met up with David and Matt, his best man, recently at the tailor in Cirencester for some male bonding and cloth pinning.

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