Capturing you and your bridesmaids, the groom and his groomsmen, getting ready always starts the day off on a high note. The giggles, the chaos, the brief moments of calm and contemplation…it can make for a set of really heart-warming and often beautifully funny shots.
The split second of time between the veil being fastened and the walk down the aisle. Be it the groom nervously fidgeting with his tie, the last minute wedding guests dashing into the church or the bride checking herself one last time in the mirror, this suspended time before everything becomes real is quite magical.
It’s here. The moment that all the planning, preparation and effort of the past few months has been building up to. Some churches and venues can be a little restrictive when it comes to the photographer but I have ways of getting round the more severe scenarios. Not much will stop me from capturing the tears, smiles and fluffed lines of your vows.
Congratulations! As soon as that’s done, it’s amazing how the nerves instantly dissolve, replaced by unstoppable smiles. From catching your first hug from guests as Mr & Mrs, to running that confetti gauntlet, these shots are usually pure joy. No posing required.
This is the one that’s going to be on your wall for some time so lots of people feel the pressure for the big newly married shot. It’s time to relax and enjoy being husband and wife the smiles come naturally. I like to have a balance between formal and natural, giving you a few unobtrusive moments alone. This is what the day is all about – just the two of you.
Guests – it’s not a wedding without them! Uncles, aunts, grandparents, mums, dads, friends, work friends and oldest friends, when you look back on you day you want to remember everyone who turned up to celebrate with you and all the people who made it so, so special. A wedding is so much more than a party, it’s a reunion of all those who have meant something to you throughout your life.
It’s the little things that count. The special words on the inside of your wedding ring, the tiny ‘something blue’, it’s these details that really make people smile. These small details add to the storytelling.
The wedding speeches. Where you get a little more inside info….Some candid shots, people laughing, crying – when history is revealed.