When people hear of a couple getting engaged, they usually expect to receive a wedding invitation in the springtime to then celebrate the couple’s nuptials some time in the summer months. In fact, winter weddings are becoming more and more popular for a number of different reasons. Personally, I love a winter wedding, there are so many benefits to planning your wedding in the winter months and documentary photography works so well at this time of the year.
If you’re lucky enough to get a dusting of snow on your big day then your wedding photos will have a beautiful winter wonderland feel, just imagine how truly stunning your photographs will look with snow in the background… I’ve been lucky enough to photograph a few weddings during snowy December, January and February months.
With the nights drawing in, you can start your evening celebrations that bit sooner, which means you have longer to party! Dress up your venue and get the atmosphere going from moment dusk sets in. Use fairy lights to help create an intimate atmosphere and remember you can also dress up exterior trees and use candles to light walkways outside. Make the most of the short days.
Choosing a winter wedding date actually gives you more options, in terms of getting yourself a good deal and availability. Winter tends to be a much quieter time of year for weddings, so you’ll find more availability with wedding venues and suppliers who are keen to sell their services to you at this time, often for a little less.
Essentially, you could have your dream wedding exactly how you want it, for a significantly lower price. Your guests will also find it easier to book accommodation locally.
Sort-after reportage wedding photographers tend to get booked between one and two years prior to the wedding however, there is almost always going to be availability during the winter months, especially the weekdays. Unlike traditional wedding photography, reportage wedding photography captures honest and real moments, no awkward smiles or poses.
Get in touch to check my availability and discuss pricing.