OK I don't normally post sneak peeks with just the bride......in fact i've never done this.
But i'm gonna make an exception just for you.
I shot John (not pictured) and Kate's wedding this weekend at Brighton's Royal Pavilion and then we went onto the Brighton Pier for fun and frolics.
As you should know by now, I don't like to do the same thing over and over. I like pushing my photography and seeing how creative I can be. We'll I've shot quite a few weddings at the Brighton Pavilion and I've seen many more shot there. It's not the easiest venue to shoot in. Excuse me while I get a bit photography geeky here......The lighting is awful in there from a photography perspective. They use a really yellow type of light that is so different to the natural daylight that comes in from the windows. So your camera sets its white balance for the yellow lights and the daylight looks really blue. Or the other way round, you get natural looking daylight, but really yellow cast inside.
Now bride and grooms, this is something that you don't have to worry about. Thats why you hire professional photographers, who know what they are doing and you don't get your Uncle Bob to shoot your wedding. But i'm talking to the photographers that are reading this, you know what I mean when I talk about mixed lighting and what a nightmare it can be.
Anyway, as usual i've digressed. Back to the wonderful Kate and John. So I was shooting them in the grand Music Room (which is a big enough challenge in itself) and I was trying to work out what to do that hasn't been done before. When I noticed an amazing shaft of light streaming in though one of the 17th Century stained windows. This must only happen this time of year when the sun is in that position in the sky. Right I'm using that....is what I said to myself.
So I abandoned any off-camera flash ideas that I was thinking about and just placed Kate in this fantastic shaft of light. Simple. Sometime nature is the best lighting accessory that us photographers have.
I think Kate looked so beautiful in this light. It's different to my usual shots, but you know what......I love it.