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Quirky Essex Retro Wedding

Adam Bronkhorst1 Comment

It's funny as a photographer when you go to a wedding venue and it's a very pretty venue with some nice scenic areas and none of them appeal to your inner creative voice. So you end up wondering around trying to work out where to do the couple portraits and you pick the area that is by the bins and round the back where the public don't get to see. 

I'm not sure why these areas worked for me? I think it's because i'm not the usual type of wedding photographer. 

Anyway, this was Amy and Paul's quirky Essex wedding and I'd like to wish them all the best and thanks for choosing me.....a slightly unconventional wedding photographer who likes the areas by the bins.

English Countryside Preview

WeddingsAdam BronkhorstComment

I've just had the biggest wedding weekend of the year for me. Two AMAZING weddings!!!

So here is a sneak peek from the first one on Friday. Caroline & Simon got married in a very quaint English village set in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside called Shangton (i'm not even sure that it has a shop or a pub).

I knew that Caroline & Simon were a bit unsure of the camera (from our engagement shoot) so I wanted to do a shot that was very natural, captured their character and wasn't posed in any way.

I'd spied this gate on the walk from Caroline's Aunt & Uncle's house, where the reception took place in a Marquee in their paddock and on the way to the church. I thought this would make for a nice backdrop, we could have a bit of fun and not do any traditional poses or set ups. It was pretty obvious that Caroline would look stunning perched on the top of the gate and that they would have a nice interaction if I placed Simon off to one side. After that, I just let them get on with it and knew a moment would just happen.

I love that this shot isn't your traditional wedding couple shot of, stand there, look at the camera, smile, place your arm here, chin up, place your weight on your back foot, think happy thoughts.................Not that i'd ever do anything like that!