From a Suffolk coastal wedding last year, a captured moment during the wedding service. Quite tricky lighting and difficult to get everything just right with the camera, but I would rather risk a less than technically perfect shot to catch the right moment, with the bride just about to wipe away a tear.
We were in London last weekend to see the Nordic Noir festival on Brick Lane and had some time on the Sunday to visit Tate Modern; after crossing the Millennium Bridge towards St Paul’s we came across a young Chinese couple having their post-wedding photo shoot on the steps with the backdrop of St Paul’s itself. The quality of light was excellent. I only had a Canon Ixus compact camera with me, but along with other tourists I managed a few photographs before leaving the couple to enjoy their day.
In the third picture, I wanted to include a London bus to give a real sense of place and a different angle – the slogan ‘I love Mormons’ was unplanned but adds a certain something.
The tables are laid, all ready to go……a scene from a recent country club wedding in Suffolk. Though I’m not overly concerned about capturing the inanimate details of a wedding, preferring to concentrate on people and how they interact, these shots help to present a rounded picture of the occasion and pick up on little things that might otherwise have gone unnoticed.
So for instance here, there isn’t much going on, there’s no-one in the frame, but I liked the linking of the inside and outside spaces (and for anyone familiar with the venue, the buildings in the background might well help to locate it). There is a sense of something about to happen.
I’d like to wish season’s greetings to all – and advance notice that I’ll be publishing a post with my five favourite wedding photography images of 2013 by the end of the month.