Andrew and Jemima’s wedding was absolutely charming. Following family tradition the wedding took place at the bride’s family home in Berkshire. Both of Jemima’s sisters held similar weddings at the house and have now gone on to have young families of their own. It was a really nice touch to not only follow such a great tradition but to also have a very family orientated wedding day.
There wasn’t an awful amount of space in the garden as the number of guests invited demanded quite a significant marquee! However, thankfully it didn’t rain (too much!) and the reception could be held on the lawn. The ceremony took place in a nearby church where, unfortunately, the priest wouldn’t allow any photography from the front. This was a great shame as it was a beautiful church. Be sure to ask your priest about his or her policy on photography.
I had the pleasure of working alongside our talented Long-term student Steph during this commission. Steph is nearing completion of an eight month programme with us, her work continues to go from strength to strength.
Here are just a very few of my favourites from this fantastic little wedding day.
I’m very fond of this image. Produced during the later stages of the day at one of my favourite Somerset wedding venues – Orchardleigh House on the outskirts of Frome.
For me, the early evening can be such a rewarding part of the day to photograph, all the nervous anticipation that has been building up for months has gone, the ceremony and speeches are now in the past and it’s time for the couple to let their hair down. It is always a (very) merry atmosphere.
Essentially, the first dance symbolises the day evolving from wedding to party.
I love shooting from a low angle with certain subjects – a perspective that often gives people much more confidence in the frame and subsequently produces images with that extra wow-factor, the technique has worked perfectly in this instance.
The dress falling the way it did was incredibly lucky and really finishes this fantastic image.
Camera and Lens Info:
Camera ● Canon 5D Mark 3
Lens ● 16-35 2.8 @ 16mm
Aperture ● F2.8
ISO ● 4000
Shutter ● 200th