Weddings

Cheshire Wedding Photography - Behind The Lens

CHESHIRE AND NORTH WEST DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WITH SOUL

  Nikon D750, 24mm1.4 @ f2.2 1/250th sec ISO 4000.   Before I changed to Fuji X Cameras (which allow me to work more inconspicuously at weddings) I was a huge fan of the Nikon D750 for it's amazing low light capabilities.  I've done nothing to this image apart from a simple black and white conversion and the noise (grain) is almost non-existent even at ISO 4000.

Nikon D750, 24mm1.4 @ f2.2 1/250th sec ISO 4000. Before I changed to Fuji X Cameras (which allow me to work more inconspicuously at weddings) I was a huge fan of the Nikon D750 for it's amazing low light capabilities.  I've done nothing to this image apart from a simple black and white conversion and the noise (grain) is almost non-existent even at ISO 4000.

BEHIND THE LENS {2}

William was so excited and proud to be pageboy and ring bearer at Amber & Jack's wedding.  What an honour! You can see and almost feel just how important his role is to him.   I absolutely love this image - there's only one thing on his mind at this exact moment that's the task in hand! He did a superb job too! 

I'm a big lover of mono in my pictures especially if the colour is distracting or doesn't really add anything to the story so. I think this picture really works in black and white.

I'd love to hear your thoughts too....  Do you like this picture? How does it make you feel? Do you think it would work as well in colour?

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Thanks for reading

LJP x

 

Cheshire Wedding Photography - Behind The Lens.

CHESHIRE DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WITH SOUL

Behind The Lens {1}

  Nikon D750, Nikon 24mm 1.4 @ f1.6 ISO 640 1/250th.  There was a large window behind them which threw a lot of light onto the bride and her dad.  Then a simple black & white conversion in Lightroom, bringing down the blacks and increasing the contrast slightly then a tiny crop to crop out dads hands.

Nikon D750, Nikon 24mm 1.4 @ f1.6 ISO 640 1/250th.  There was a large window behind them which threw a lot of light onto the bride and her dad.  Then a simple black & white conversion in Lightroom, bringing down the blacks and increasing the contrast slightly then a tiny crop to crop out dads hands.

This is one of my favourite images from a wedding I shot up in the Lake District in May.  The bride was running really late for the ceremony and here she is with her father sweeping down the staircase en-route to the church.   Amber was the loveliest and most relaxed bride and to me this image completely encapsulates the mood of the moment. Quietly, calmly, nervously and excitedly rushing downstairs to the wedding car to head to the church to marry the man of her dreams!  I love finding new perspectives and using different angles for variety.  I have a tighter crop of this image but it doesn't have her father in it and I don't think it is as strong an image. I had a fabulous second shooter at this wedding (Lucy from Starwinkle Photography) who was already at the church with the groom and guests so I could stay with the bride. At the time I shot this with black and white in mind and I love the emotion in it even though you can't see any faces. I think colour would really detract from that emotion. Had I stopped them at any point the picture would no longer be candid and the moment would be lost.  When I photograph a wedding, I am constantly looking for moments like this and I hope you can 'feel' this picture as much as I can.

* This image won an image critique competition yesterday whilst I was on a Wedding Photojournalism workshop by Kevin Mullins.

Cheshire Wedding Photography - Leanne & Colin

On Saturday 20th February I had the absolute honour of photographing Leanne & Colin's gorgeous wedding at Forest Hills Hotel in Frodsham. A fantastic venue with fantastic staff!   It was such a lovely day despite the rain and special thanks go to :

Rebecca McKinley - Make-up Artist, Hair Couture - Hair Stylist, Gayle Hall - Flowers, Lechelles Bridal - Wedding dress, DIY Bride - Bridesmaids dresses, Carl Oliver - Wedding cake, Dave Osborne - Singer, Ian Entertainment - DJ, Suits were from Greenwoods & Shoes from Next. 

And of course to Frankie Jean Photography who I met only recently.  Thank you for asking me to step in and photograph this wonderful wedding and I hope your broken wrist is on the mend :)

Massive Congratulations Mr & Mrs Burns. Wishing you a future full of love luck & happiness!

xxx

CHESHIRE UNPOSED DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY