Category Archives: Weddings
I’m just sorting out things for my Photography Farm workshops at the moment and in getting images ready for the Wedding Light Painting Workshop, I came across this one that I took at a wedding way back in 2010 at the Pump Room in Cheltenham in the Cotswolds.
I think this was just after I had decided to shoot under the name Viva rather than my own name (which no one can spell) and I must have done a light painting image with the word VIVA.
Funny how you forget things. I’m still pleased with this image and it still holds up. Three years on, Viva is going really well, I couldn’t be happier and i’m still having fun with my wedding photography. GET IN!!!
If you’re interested in any lighting photography workshops please do check out the link to my workshops and give me a shout.
OK so I’ve been planning on doing a quick short review of 2012 for the blog. I wanted to make it a short one with just a few of my favorite wedding photos from last year.
The problem being that by the time I selected a few images, there were loads and loads. I’m just so proud of the images that I took and the weddings that I shot. It was great meeting so many cool people and sharing their big day with them.
So to save your fingers scrolling all the way down to the bottom of the gallery (you’re still welcome to do that if you want) i’ve made a quick (under 3 mins) film of the images. So if you can take a look at that I’d love you long time.
Oh and try and spot me in the photo booths as well. I don’t often put those images online, so you should feel very / somewhat / a little (delete as appropriate) privileged to see them.
I gotta say that it was so nice to be shooting a wedding again after a couple of weeks off. This particular wedding was at Islington Town Hall in London and was Heidi and Ed’s relaxed and fun day.
How great does London look in the Autumn with all those amazing colours, leaves and wet streets. Not to mention the incredibly dapper Ed in his Navy suit and brown shoes; and the beautiful Heidi in her Vivienne Westwood shoes, fur coat and red leather gloves.
If you know my wedding photography, you know that I can’t stand anything traditional. For me it’s got to be quirky, fun and creative.
So i’ve been thinking about the traditional ‘ring shot’ that us wedding photographers have to take. What’s it for? What’s it’s purpose? It’s almost as if you take the photo to say, yes there are some rings and here they are.
Anyway, I’ve been having a bit of fun with them recently. I’m not the first wedding photographer to get creative with the ring shot, but it’s made a refreshing change for me and allows me to be more creative with another aspect of wedding photography. I’m also really enjoying the challenge of finding something new to do when taking the shot on the day.
I hope you like them.
Can you imagine geting married in the place you went to school?
The thought sends shivers down my spine, but that’s exactly what James did when he married Nathalie at Winchester College, Hampshire. But then this place isn’t exactly like your average school grounds.
Nathalie is French, but has lived all over the world and James is a bit of an adventurer (right now he’s exploring the Rocky mountains on foot), so the wedding had a very international feel with lots of guest from all over, but particularly France. It’s amazing how I still found some of the speeches funny even though I don’t speak a word of French. Whats with that?
So here are some of my favorite pics from their big day, including the wedding dress shot with an ice cream seller in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral, who very kindly let me use his…..thingy…what do you call those? A big group shot in the courtyard and some smoke and coloured flashes for the final shot in homage to the French flag. You can read more about this shot in the ‘sneak peek’ that I posted a while ago.