The first kiss at a wedding is one of those cliche photos taken at every wedding and one that most wedding photographers take on autopilot.
I like to be a little different.
I love to capture the build-up to the first kiss, that split second before the kiss, the look in the eyes as the hand reaches up to offer reassurance – love it!
This first kiss wedding photo was taken at The Carriage Hall on the outskirts of Nottingham in a rebuilt and converted train maintenance building. It’s a lovely place to get married and as you can see from the photo the wedding ceremony rooms is stunning with the high ceiling and the balcony.
Getting a photo like this is not easy and it doesn’t always work, the first kiss can be awkward as you are kissing your new life partner in front of a lot of people, but when it works you end up with a stunning wedding photo like the one above.
Update – the blog is now up from this awesome Carriage Hall wedding – hit this link to have a look -> The Carriage Hall Wedding Photography
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Destination: Nottingham Wedding Photography | Wedding Venue: The Carriage Hall in Nottingham | Wedding Setting: Exclusive Use Wedding
A favourite sequence of mine from the wedding of Sarah and Stew at the Bestwood Lodge Hotel happened in the morning when Sarah and the girls were getting the wedding dress done up.
Each photo works on its own, but the sequence of four works so much better when shown together.
Top left – ‘are you sure you are ready, it’s going to be done up tight’
Top right – ‘Eeek’
Bottom left is my favourite of the 4 ‘I’ll cup these to make sure they stay in’
Bottom right ‘ were in’
At the wedding fair the other week I selected 24 images to be shown, and the bottom left photo was one I picked to be displayed, It’s just a fun image, a split second in time never to be repeated (probably?)
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This is one of my all-time favourite wedding ceremony pictures. It was taken at the wedding of Emma and John.
The photo was taken during the ring exchange part of the ceremony and in the background to the side of Emma is Emma’s Dad looking on.
I have this picture in A2 form hanging in the stairway to my home studio – I really love this picture!
The image was taken on a Fuji XT2, the 56mm F1.2 @ F2, ISO 1250 and 1/125th shutter speed.
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Destination: Derby Wedding Photography | Wedding Venue: The Folly Mackworth Derby | Wedding Setting: Exclusive Wedding Venue
I love a good hug!
They also create epic photos that people will look back on and remember the moment, remember the feeling of hugging a special person.
The picture above was taken at the wedding of Sofie and Rob at Scraptoft Farm in Leicester – this is Sofie and her mum – a picture that happened so quickly, but being in the right place at the right time allowed me to get this shot and its so important to me to not interfere in the moment.
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Destination: Leicester Wedding Photography | Wedding Venue: Scraptoft Farm Wedding Venue | Wedding Setting: Outdoor Wedding Venue
Pretty much at every wedding I have ever photographed; you are told by the priest or registrar – no pictures during the signing of the wedding register until they bring out the fake signing book…. I hate this! It stops me getting relaxed and unposed photos of an important part of the day – officially the couple are now married!
What I tend to do during the official signing, is step back away from the desk or table, switch the camera into silent electronic shutter and fire away from the hip. I can’t see what is being written on the register – and to be honest, the register (in the UK for civil weddings) is filled in by a second registrar when the first registrar is conducting the ceremony – but they never stop me photographing over their shoulder during the ceremony….
Anyway… This picture was taken during the signing of the register at the wedding of Caroline and Matt held at St Wilfrid’s Church Kelham. I was warned “No Photos’ but I popped the camera at hip height, silent mode and shot several frames as Matt was cracking a joke with one of his groomsmen.
I think by looking at the image you can probably guess why I love the photo – happiness, lighting, depth and it really does sum up the candid style – me being there didn’t stop the moment from happening.
To see more from Caroline and Matt’s wedding – please click here – > Wedding Photography St Wilfrid’s Church Kelham
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Destination: Nottingham Wedding Photography | Wedding Venue: Kelham Hall | Wedding Setting: Country House Exclusive Wedding Venue