A brief review of my year in wedding photography, limited to just five images…..
I’ve decided to pick just five photographs I haven’t used in this blog or on my website before, converted to black and white, to sum up my photographic year as a documentary wedding photography. This wasn’t a particularly easy exercise, but here are the results and I hope you enjoy looking at them.
The first is from a Norwich wedding in April. This was in the church before the main wedding service itself, well before the bride’s arrival. The wedding was a fusion of a Zimbabwean and a British wedding – here some of the guests are clearly enjoying themselves quite uninhibitedly, though the small boy isn’t quite sure what to make of it
The second is also from April, at the reception in St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich. I think it was the lovely interaction between the two women that appealed to me about this image, with the way their arms are linked together in the same angled shape.
The third is from a June wedding at The Old Rectory, Great Melton near Norwich – one of the bridesmaids is having her hair done while another bridesmaid waits, reflected in the mirror. This is a beautiful country house venue, though apart from bridal preparations much of my time was spent outside, dodging the summer showers while photographing a woodland wedding.
The fourth is an image from a wedding in Florence in June. I just happened to be outside the beautiful Chiesa Di San Miniato Del Monte overlooking the city when the wedding party spilled out of the church after their ceremony, so I merged with the crowds and took some documentary shots: here I captured some of the interactions between guests while the couple were posing for photographs in the background.
Finally the fifth image is also from Florence, and taken on the iconic Ponte Vecchio while a couple walked up and down being photographed – I just took advantage of the circumstances and took some pictures. It’s a pleasant combination of bride and groom and (separated from them) a number of passers by.