Katie and Richard’s vintage Style wedding was the second in a marathon run of wedding photography for me that kicked off at the start of July! The wedding season is at its peak now and every day is busy one way or the other.
Having done their pre-wedding shoot in the by now infamous barley fields, the day was set for the very English vintage style wedding of Katie and Richard. There were a few logistical challenges for me as Katie was getting ready at home over an hour away from the church but as always good planning made sure I got everywhere on time.
The preparation was fun as the Italian hairstylist (one of the main designers for Über cool Paul Mitchell) got to work to create some magic for the bridal party. Preparation shots always need expertise and speed as there is so much going on and knowledge and skill in using the natural light available is paramount. Whether it is a grand hotel room or family home that the bride gets ready in each will have different lighting situations dependant on time of day, weather, orientation of the room etc. Skill and knowledge have their own reward though when you capture the excitement, anticipation and nerves of the preparation.
Once ready Katie departed for the village church at Abbots Ripton in a vintage Rolls Royce – the Rolls Royce provided a very elegant backdrop for more shots in the fields. With the vintage feel of their wedding the fields provided a perfect backdrop evoking an era long gone.
One of the pearls of wisdom I was given in my early days as a wedding photographer was to ‘please yourself’; Let me explain; as much as the bride and groom need to be themselves, I also need to be myself and be true to the way in which I photograph so that I give the bride and groom the very best in wedding photography – creative, inspirational and timeless. This often means you will see me in strange positions to get the ideal shot or indeed ‘breaking the photography rules’ using a 16mm lens to get a landscape portrait as in the shot of Katie and Richard walking through the fields with the car in the background. These landscapes can be really good for special effects particularly if the sky is ‘right’ – for example turquoise blue broken up by cloud; the more interesting the cloud the better. One effect I came across early on in my career was the use of infra red (still film in those days) but a similar effect can be achieved digitally and I have also used this effect for Katie and Richard walking through the fields.
Katie and Richard’s day was great to photograph – relaxed fun in quintessential English style Inspiring and lovely for a high summer day………..
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Hi, I'm Kevin, a professional wedding photographer based in Cambridge, now with a second base in Cornwall! I love working across the UK, Europe (especially Italy) and beyond. When I'm not working you’ll find me running across the countryside or walking on the beach with my chocolate Labrador recharging for the next fantastic adventure!
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