Too often the wedding industry forces us as photographers and Bride’s and Grooms to focus heavily on the details of the day, the trinkets and other fancy bits and bobs that make up the wedding. Ultimately these things aren’t as important as the occasion or the people involved. I’ve always tried to stay true to the photography I believe in, focusing on the people and the emotion of the day. This wedding ticked all the right boxes for me. It was stylish and elegant but didn’t detract from the occasion. Helen and Connor were married at St. John,s Church in Meols, Wirral and their reception was at Mere Brook House, Thornton Hough, Wirral. This was a wedding about close family and friends. It took place 10 days before Christmas and had a warm festive feel to it. Helen and Connor organised the wedding their way with their two children taking centre stage of course. Their priorities were spot on (imho) and It was a pleasure to have been a part of the day.
There is another world.
The photographer’s world.
I used to walk to work. It took about half an hour. After a few weeks I was convinced that the seemingly average locations along the way; walls, paths, steps and roads would make the best backgrounds for a portrait shoot. Some day it will happen…
In my world you will find fascinating people in the most uninspiring surroundings. You will find beautiful light on the most bitter of winter days. Every detail catches the eye.
On a bus, train, walking from the car to the shop. Anywhere. Keeping your eyes on the road whilst driving becomes a challenge. (no joke!)
After a while it becomes as much about the light as the subject. The most unflattering subjects can be a work of art in good light. A scene that most people would find wonderful anyway will make me stop in my tracks and kick myself for not having a camera with me at all times. My camera phone softens the blow.
It’s like a bug that you can’t shake off. It never leaves you, even when you are shopping, washing the car or playing with the kids. True, it can be a problem sometimes. Strangers might wonder why I stop and stare. People close to me know my condition… I’m a photographer.
Picture the scene. It’s early October 2012. Two people who fell in love as young teenagers wake up and get ready to go to church… to get married… and then to go and have a party in a greenhouse.
What a year it has been. With records being broken in terms of the bad weather it was a bit of a challenge at times, but thoroughtly enjoyable all the same! Here is a small selection from some of this year’s weddings, all made possible by some wonderful clients!! Thanks to all of our gorgeous customers this year and best wishes for 2013!!