Julia & Marcus’s wedding was one of the most relaxed weddings I have photographed for a long time and I thoroughly enjoyed a return to shooting in beautiful natural light!
It was one of those wonderfully over cast days when everything was bathed in bright, soft, even daylight. No need to worry about lighting. Just plenty of time to look for great pictures in everything! This is the way I used to shoot weddings when I first started out as a professional wedding photographer. My exposure control was a little maverick back then to say the least. But I did start out photographing weddings in a way that came naturally to me and I felt I’d made something of a return to this at Julia & Marcus’s wedding.
The conditions gave me a lot of confidence as I knew Julia was keen on black & white photographs and I was seeing black & white shots in everything all day. The wedding was a great success with lots of fun & laughs, loving families, and lots of children playing a big part in the day; and I’ve worked at The George of Stamford many times before so new all the best spots.
The George of Stamford is a great venue and I love working there. Boss Hog keeps everybody in order and ensures everything runs like clockwork. If you are thinking of getting married at The George you can rest assured you’ll be looked after- he looks after me too! It’s also nice to shoot there because each room has a lot of character, the dark wood panelling in the dining room is especially powerful as a backdrop to the speeches. And the courtyard is unlike any other wedding venue I can think off.
Now that I’ve had time to critique the days work I’m really pleased with it and hope Julia & Marcus feel the same. There are some real beauties I’ll be placing on my website. Nearly all of my favourites are black & White. No surprise there then!
Here are just a few of my favourite photographs from the day-