Laura was getting married to Elliot, Laura’s brother is called Ross, I have two baby boy twins called Ross and Elliott, all day I heard these names ring out, I know this is very trivial but I found it weird. Anyway, the wedding was at the Imperial Hotel in Torquay, I really enjoyed this wedding, it was relaxed and chilled out with a lovely couple.
From the balcony room where Laura was getting ready we watched the rain from across the sea sweep in, at one point I thought it was going to be a wash out, but it never came, and the sun shone at all the right places for pictures.
My second shooter that day was Zac Gibson, it was our first time working with each other, he did well, and quickly got up to speed with how I wanted him to shoot, and in what style. One of my favourite images Zac took was of Laura walking down the stairs, sounds straight forward, but I find the best wedding photography pictures are normally the simple ones, just executed correctly.
My documentary wedding photography style and approach tries to stay away from over forced pictures, always trying to keep a natural element to everything, the minute you start setting up a lot of stuff people change, get a bit tense, awkward and fumbly and lose that genuine feel to the whole thing, it’s a bit like when someone asks you to tell a joke on demand, not going to be as funny as when someone tells it off the cuff. I try and keep the day going as smoothly as possible, keeping momentum, trying to be everywhere but yet unobtrusive, story telling the event, if something needs shooting it will be shot, but in a way that doesnt disrupt the day too much.
The bridesmaids were all good fun to be around, and all played their part well, the best quote of the day was from one of them after having her make up done looking dead pan in the mirror and saying…. “Loving my face right now”, that tickled me 🙂
Congratulations to Laura and Elliot, the day was a success, now really looking forward to doing their story photo book soon 🙂
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