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I've just had my busiest 7 days of the year with 5 weddings in total (3 of them back to back)
I love my job for the variety, even if I had shot 5 weddings at the same venue im pretty sure they would all have been different. As it happens I had such a variety over the last 7 days!
Here is a litte preview into the last 7 days! I bloody love my job! :)
Friday - Lianne & Steve. Upton Barn
Saturday - Hayley & Aiden - Hayley's parents (working) diary farm
Sunday - Bickleigh Mill Inn
Wednesday - Deer Park Country House Hotel
Thursday - Yarner House and next door to my house (my next door neighbours got married!)
Winter weddings are special.......cosy fires, brisk air, maybe even festive decorations but they have a little bit of a downside compared to a Summer wedding - little or no late afternoon/evening light for outside photos.
I have shot quite a few Winter weddings, and a few that have started at 3pm or 4pm (so no daylight what-so-ever!)
This shouldn't be seen as a negative though, you can still get great shots!
One way of doing this is by looking around your venue beforehand with your photographer to scope out areas that would be suitable for any group/couple shots your may want (alot of the time inside maybe best for group shots as I am not overlooking the fact of weather/temperature - especially for Nan and Grandad)
For couples shots inside the venue maybe great but don't let that stop you from exploring outside in the dark! I love being creative with light! Available light (building or sunset), flash or a light stick (like a light sabre!)
I thought I would put together a little collection of shots I have taken during wedding evenings. Now some of these are taken during other seasons but this post is about portraits in the dark so they are still valid for this discussion :)
Venue - Oldwalls Gower
"We were most fortunate to be introduced to Vince’s work after attending a close friend’s wedding. We had the benefit of seeing him work without necessarily coughing up the dough ;) Looking from the outside in, we saw that Vince was fantastically professional and worked diligently with the couple to get the shots that they wanted. A few months later - when the print outs came through - we really saw the quality of his work - we knew (my partner and I) that we just had to have him.
We spent a large portion of our wedding budget to ensure that we got the whole-nine-yards package from Yeti. We knew from the outset that he would be worth every penny and - without a shadow of a doubt - it really, really was.
Vince’s professionalism shined again on our wedding pre-shoot and gave us a chance to work together as both couple and a photographer. Vince was never overbearing with direction and gently guided us to get the perfect shots. We bonded really well and felt completely at ease with him around, which in turn, gave us all the better shots which we are so very fond of.
When the “Big Day” came around Vince wowed us again. The lead up, ceremony and reception went by without a hitch - we didn’t even realise he was there half the time - a sign of a really great professional. Fundamentally, he let us be us and just captured the moment - perfectly.
We began knowing Vince as a professional acquaintance, then becoming our photographer and, most importantly, ending as friends. I cannot recommend his work highly enough. He’s worth his height in gold!"
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