Favourite Wedding Photographs 2015 –
I can smile and say there were some very happy moments in my round up of my favourite wedding photographs 2015, despite the fact it was a tough year personally. Illness and death hit my family hard; but looking back at the many weddings I was fortunate enough to be invited to shoot, I can honestly say they were the good and memorable moments of last year.
I make sure I let all my couples, and colleagues I work with, know that my wedding photography style is all about capturing the day as it unfolds. And the wedding day starts with bridal prep and finishes once the guest dancing is underway. But within that style, I will also include what might be termed ‘magazine fine art’ styled shots. Often, those types of shots will be posed – some time is taken away from the wedding guests, and the couple will spend a short while just being together, usually outdoors. I’ll be there to adjust veils, hemlines and suggest a slight tilt of the head or an adjustment to where an arm might be lying and then I’ll capture that moment. Sometimes, the shots will come from the bridal prep hours. The closeness of the bride and her best friends and closest female relatives lend themselves to capturing those last fleeting moments as an unmarried woman.
Light is key to producing best wedding photography. My bride Alice happened to pass by a north facing window just after putting on her dress. Capturing her just there produced a photograph that once printed onto true artists canvas, will be a lifelong reminder of her beauty on her wedding day. You can see many more photos from Alice and Joel’s wedding on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
I’ve chosen my favourite wedding photographs 2015 for different reasons – some weddings are mine, others are ones that I’ve helped out with. Each couple are lovely and in love with their partner – and that shines out. Whether the wedding took place at home in a marquee, on a farm, in a tipi, a historical building such as The Assembly House Norwich, Kimberley Hall or the ancient building that is King’s Lynn Town Hall, it was always the emotions and details of the couple, guests and day that I took the greatest pleasure in capturing.
Last year was hard. The sudden and unexpected loss of my dad will always cast a shadow over 2015 for me. But part of celebrating his life, meant acknowledging he himself had a very long and happy marriage. He and my mum loved each other completely for over half a century – and that closeness and love with a life partner is something I wish for all my couples, past, present and future. 2016 promises more beautiful weddings and I look forward to them all, very much.