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I suppose that I should explain why i’ve called this pre wedding / engagemement shoot ‘The dark engagement shoot’ first.
When i’m shooting using natural light (yes I do do it) I tend to over expose my images by a stop. I just like the way that the images feel. Check out this spring time engagement shoot in Regents Park from last year as an example.
When the time came for Tori & Joss’s pre wedding shoot, we met in Stanmer Park just outside Brighton, Sussex and it was a typical spring day in the UK. It was raining and really over clouded. It just felt dark. So as I like to mix things up with my photography, I thought that i’d underexpose this shoot. So this is about two stops under where I normally shoot. But in this case, it works and I really like the result.
Tori & Joss were both a pleasure to shoot, I know that they had been a bit worried about being infront of a camera. Most people are, but I worked really quickly and we had loads of fun with the shoot and I’m really looking forward to their wedding day as it should be a great one.
What do you guys think of the images, it’s a break from my normal style a bit, but i’m interested to hear if you like them or not.
So here is a little sneak peek from the wedding of Mel & Roy that I shot on Saturday at Brighton College.
I had so much fun with Mel & Roy, they were both great in front of the camera and were up for all my silly ideas, like getting them to jump around with balloons. We also moved a load of furniture (which I forgot to put back, sorry Brighton College) to make a few other shots.
It was SO hard for me to decide which image to pick as the final sneak peek. But I chose this for a couple of reasons. I really like the expressions of their faces, I love that Roy is looking so sharp in his tailored three piece suit and Jimmy Choo’s……yes thats right, the groom is wearing Jimmy Choo’s and rocking it. Don’t worry though as Mel wasn’t about to be upstaged in the shoe department and is sporting some Christian Louboutin’s under that fab dress.
Oh and whats special to me is that Mel said that she can see her baby bump for the first time in this dress, which is something I love.
I’ll post more images from the wedding at some point in the future, so keep you’re eyes on the blog.
I loved this wedding!
Eleanor & Nick were married on a very wet and dark day in London at the uber cool Century Club in Soho. I’d already shot them for a pre wedding shoot in Shoreditch for their London Graffiti engagement shoot. So they kinda new what to expect with me and my photography.
However when it came to the time that we’d alloted for the couples portraits, it was absolutly bucketing it down. So we had to abandon the idea to shoot outside one of the Soho sex shops (Eleanor’s idea, not mine, but I was so up for that). Instead I just busted out the Off-Camera Flash.
Now you know I love my lighting and teaching others about this. So I jumped at the chance to really go for it and shoot in a few different locations around the club and totally experiment a bit. I’m super pleased with the images and feel that they don’t look like your typical wedding photography, which is always my end goal with my images.
We even ventured outside in the rain for a bit as we all wanted to capture a little bit of London and I almost got run over while running around the middle of a busy road trying to shoot though the bus drivers window.
So I hope you like the images and if you get me to shoot your wedding you can trust that if it does rain and it’s really dark, we’ll still get some stunning images of you guys.
I think it’s really good to go back and look at your old work as a photographer.
We’re constantly progressing and moving on with our work, but it’s always good to look back and see where you have come from and also remind yourself of the ideas that you had back then.
I found this image from a wedding I shot back in 2008 in Dorset and I still really love it. I’d forgotten how cool this wedding was.
I can’t belive that Jack and Anna will have been married for five years this year.
How time flies.
How cool is it to make your own wedding rings?
What a great idea.
Well that’s just what Rebecca & Phill did at the Cross Street Workshop on the Hove / Brighton border, in Sussex and they invited me along to take some photos of them having fun and making their very own unique wedding rings.
It was actually a very interesting process, watching the gold being formed and bashed about by the couple in the professional jewellery workshop. I didn’t stay to the very end, so I didn’t get to see the finished rings, so any shots of them here are halfway though the process. But i’ll make sure that I shoot the final polished versions when I shoot their wedding (which promises to be a very cool affair) in July.