Your Wedding Day
To have and to hold, from this day forward…
An early start
We will have started shooting the first images, the ‘establishing’ shots of the venue inside and out and the setting up; the florist putting the finishing touches to all the displays, the table decorations, the detail shots.
Richard then finds the bride and starts to capture all of those wonderful ‘bridal prep’ moments…
Then comes a key moment, when a father sees her daughter for the first time as a bride. It is a moment filled with emotions that only a picture can convey. It is also a very close and personal moment and one where the presence of a photographer should not be sensed in the picture, so Richard chooses his position with care. Capturing these moments is one of the greatest pleasures of this job!
It’s fair to say that groom prep is altogether very different and usually ranges from military precision to chaos: ‘the boys’ usually need a bit of ‘directing’ in a scene that is often characterised by noisy excitement, a fairly untidy room and with socks, shoes, clothes, drink and deodorant everywhere! Christina works out how the groom and his groomsmen interact so that the images can reflect this. After the ‘tension’ of donning unfamiliar clothes and new shoes, the mood changes. An air of anticipation descends as the groom makes his way to where he is to marry his future wife.
Christina meanwhile, is capturing family and friends taking their seats and their reactions throughout the ceremony.
Confetti & Drinks Reception
The drinks reception gives us the chance to properly mingle amongst your guests catching those great images of happiness and celebration. As before, with two photographers we can capture more of these lovely guest moments.
The formal photographs (often requested but never compulsory!) still have great relevance and we enjoy taking them. These images are great for framing and parents and grandparents always love them.
Wedding Breakfast & Cake Cutting
You may have noticed that we haven’t mentioned the breakfast itself – because who likes to be photographed eating! There is one exception to that rule; the wedding cake… Cutting the cake is a bit of a ritual and can have its moments, but the anticipation of a mouthful of cake being offered to your newly-wed is most tempting to a photographer…!
Once the cake cutting is over we will want to whisk you off for some ‘couple’ shots. Again these are not compulsory, will feel very natural plus they are fun and it gives us a chance to capture you both looking super-stunning in the setting of your venue. We promise not to keep you from your guests for a moment longer than is necessary!
Into the Evening
The day moves into the night and all too soon into treasured memories. We try to tell your story just as you imagined it and perhaps to add a little extra magic too, so that when you look back on the images on screen and in an album you don’t so much see it as it was, but feel it as it was.
You were magnificent…
We have the proof!