Capture the moment!
I talk to a lot of couples who plan a winter wedding. The number one concern is normally about the weather!
(If you fancy a 5 minute read, I wrote an article about how you can get the best out of bad weather days HERE.)
It’s actually one of my smallest concerns when planning out the photography for a wedding day. Especially as Nicola and Matt had their wedding at Cain Manor. It’s a beautiful barn style country house with lots of charm and character. The masses of beams through the building make it a wonderful backdrop for indoor wedding pictures. The atmosphere was really relaxed. We stayed in the background to capture the moments as Nicola got ready and Dad saw her in her dress for the first time.
It was actually the first time I had covered a wedding at Cain Manor and loved the barn area where the ceremony was held. The balcony is wonderful place to discreetly capture an overall view of the ceremony room. Just stepping back and capturing the wedding in the raportage wedding photography style is what I love doing and capturing those moments as they happen.
Chasing the sunset
Nicola and Matt were keen to have wedding pictures taken in the wonderfully kept grounds. The ceremony was due to finish just as the sun was setting. We were so lucky with the weather! Clear skies meant we were able to get the most out of the sunlight we had. Deep blue skies that quickly turned red as the sun set. We work pretty quickly so they can have their lovely photos and then nip back into the warmth of the country house and enjoy the rest of their day!
The reportage style works so well because, years from now, Nicola and Matt can look thorugh their images of their day, relive those moments and re-tell the stories.