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.
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 test with Carol
We ended the year on a high with wedding photography at Stanton Manor for Dhreen and Jemma’s dazzling civil and Hindu wedding. It was a full on day with loads going on. The bride had two amazing dresses and was beautifully made up as you can see below.
Marcus and Kelly held their wedding at Riverstation, a fabulous bar & restaurant in Bristol. It was October so the nights were drawing in and they decided to start the ceremony at 4pm. This meant a few things – The day was going to be really compressed, it would be dark before the wedding breakfast ended and I would have to use lights – Yay.
I was recently commissioned for a family lifestyle photography session for a special birthday present. Unknown to me Grandma wasn’t told about her present until the morning of the shoot.
Back in July I took Marcus and Kelly to where he proposed to her – overlooking Clifton Suspension Bridge – for their engagement photography shoot. This was one of my favourite shoots of the year. We certainly had the weather – unusual for July.
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.
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.