This week I am dipping into my archive to show you a wedding from back in 2014. While I like to share my most recent work with you I like to look back occasionally & show you something from my 12 year career.
In that time I have seen it all from the large to the small, from the lavish to the personal. Ultimately the people that are there on the day is what matters & endures, not how expensive the chair covers were.
With that in mind, I consider the photography to be the most important element of the wedding day, interns of it being the lasting document of the day. The food, clothes, drinks & most of the other stuff is gone once the day is over. But the photographs are your keepsake to show future generations.
With that in mind lets start with the bridal preparations:
Its a beautiful room at Swinton Park, with lots of natural light. Something I am always on the lookout for:
I usually encourage passers by to walk through my picture & I keep shooting while they do. Sometimes it comes to nothing, but occasionally it creates a unique image.
On this occasion the elements all combined beautifully to create a memorable photograph:
Unusually the cake was made of cheese & the cutting took place much earlier in the day. Usually this part of the day takes place in the evening, but on this occasion it was in the late afternoon.
I often suggest to people to not feel bound by convention when planning their wedding. If you don’t want to do a first dance, don’t do one. If you’d rather not throw confetti, don’t throw it. Don’t feel like you have to do something simply because you have seen it at other weddings you have attended. Often the personal touches go a long way & make a wedding unique, not the conventions.
I really like this room at the Swinton Estate, for the beautiful natural light & how guests can gather around the table & on a staircase, creating a different feel to this stage of the day.
Onto the speeches:
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