The best thing for me at weddings (other than cake…) is photographing hugs, it’s crazy to think that we are coming into a phase of more lockdown restriction being lifted which will allow weddings to go ahead – but will be governed by social distancing, which means no hugs! really don’t like that idea!
Hugs make a wedding for me! no two hugs are the same – some are the offer of support and safety, some the forgiveness of all past arguments and fallouts, but most are about love and affection.
Hugs come in all shapes and sizes – from a few seconds to a few minutes, from two people to three or four people!
Photographing hugs is a proper challenge – you never know when a ‘squeeze’ is on the cards.
The biggest challenge though is which side the ’embrace’ is going to happen!
Sometimes you think it’s a left shoulder ‘cuddle’, you get set, camera ready for the special moment and then at the last moment it turns into a right shoulder ‘bear hug’ – damn!!
But then you see another ‘clinch’ incoming, you go right, they go right and Boom! You get the shot!
I have so many hug photos which I love looking at, but here are a few of my favourites in no particular order.
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In this wedding photography video, I take a look back at a wedding photo from my very first wedding back in 2014. I talk about the importance of the image in me finding ‘me’ as a Nottingham wedding photographer and the parts of the wedding photo which draws me in.
-> All my work is done discreetly, unobtrusive, no stress, no bossing, and certainly no climbing up ladders to form a love heart group shot!
-> A documentary wedding photographer should be about telling a story, the story of your wedding, the story of the people at your wedding, the joy, the tears and every hug.
-> I work completely around you, I don’t ask you to change timings, I want to capture your wedding as you planned it.
-> All the wedding photography photos you see on this site – every single one is honest, no photoshopping sky’s, no adding in dinosaurs running after you, no-one slimmed, all the wedding images are 100% true to the day and my couples.
I hope you like this video, I hope you can see why this was such an important picture for me and why it continues to be the basis of my wedding photography.
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Love the chaos in this picture – everyone chipping in to help get the Brides veil on – hands everywhere!
This picture was taken at the wedding of Mhairi and Carl back in August, such a great laid back wedding. It’s so important that you surround yourself on a wedding morning with people who are not stressy! I’ve seen it so many times – wedding suppliers, bridesmaids and wedding planners; getting stressed when things don’t go to plan and it can really get to the Bride, and that’s the last thing anyone wants!
But for this morning, everyone was cool and calm – perfect!
To see a few more photos from the wedding of Mhairi and Carl – please click here -> Wedding Photography at The White Hart Inn at Moorwood Moor
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Destination: Derby Wedding Photography | Wedding Venue: The White Hart Inn at Moorwood Moor | Wedding Setting: Hotel Wedding
When you get married, you’re in your little world and you miss moments that are happening around you, the hugs, the loves and like in this picture – all eyes on the bride and groom!
This particular wedding photo was taken at the Peak Edge Hotel on the outskirts of Chesterfield and it’s these moments that I’m constantly looking for, the moments that you have zero chance of seeing, moments that most people at the wedding will miss!
If you wanted to see some more images from this Peak Edge Hotel Wedding Please click – > PEAK EDGE HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
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Destination: Peak District Wedding Photography | Wedding Venue: Peak Edge Hotel | Wedding Setting: Hotel Wedding
So often my favourite photos are taken after the main moment has passed – this image from the wedding of Glenn and Casey was captured just after the first dance when all their family and friends were cheering and clapping them for their dance moves!
I find that moments just after the first dance, the signing of the register, the cake cut are great at giving me some belters of wedding images, I think it’s that most people feel relieved after the ‘staged’ or ‘forced’ parts of the day, so they tend to let their guard down a little bit.
To see more wedding photo’s from this Hazel Gap Barn Wedding, please click -> Wedding Photography at Hazel Gap Barn
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Destination: Nottingham Wedding Photography | Wedding Venue: Hazel Gap Barns | Wedding Setting: Converted Barn Wedding