Are you having a winter wedding?
Then like other people who are having their wedding in winter you probably want to ask the following question –
“Have you shot a winter wedding?”
Yes we have. You might say we are winter wedding specialists.
Winter wedding photography can be spectacular. The light is gorgeous and the sunsets go on for ever. We approach a winter wedding exactly the same way as we do any other wedding. Most of the wedding takes place indoors whatever the season. The bridal prep, ceremony, wedding breakfast, speeches and dancing all take place indoors with a few exceptions – destination weddings for eaxmple or those couples brave enough to plan an outdoor ceremony.
Beautiful low Winter Sun
Summer weddings can bring harsh, contrasty light whereas in the winter the sun is lower in the sky giving us lingering, softer conditions. It might rain but then we tell everyone “If it’s sunny we shoot a sunny wedding. If it’s raining we shoot a rainy wedding.” We’ll find a way to shoot beautiful images whatever the conditions. Overcast is perfect for soft natural light. An overcast day makes everyone look good. There have been days where we haven’t been able to go outside due to hurricane winds and driving rain (wind is worse) so we get on and shoot everything that’s happening indoors and we find some areas that we can use for portraits. If we need lights (flash) then great, I like to think of lights as a special effect to enhance the images not a last resort. A beautiful wedding venue comes in to its own in the winter. Your guests will see what you’ve spent all the money on.
The cold doesn’t tend to affect brides and grooms so much as they tend to be fuelled on adrenaline from all the excitement of the day. It’s what makes the day rush past in a blur and what makes your wedding photography so essential.
Here’s a couple of winter wedding slideshows. If you love them then have a look at the gallery below.