For this weeks post I have chosen a wedding from a couple of months ago when it was rainy and very, very dark at the beautiful Wyck Hill House.
Winter weddings terrify many wedding photographers. They can be much harder as there is less daylight and the weather is an unknown The lack of light really limits the options when it comes to photography so the creative juices, timing, lens choice etc all have to be working in perfect union.
Danny and Rachel's was particularly tough as their ceremony finished at 4pm which gave us about 10 mins to get their portrait shots done before it fell into complete darkness. I must say once the pressure of getting their portraits were done I felt quite relaxed, until it came to the speeches...
Like many weddings Rachel and Danny chose to have their wedding breakfast candle lit. I must say it's incredibly atmospheric, but again tricky to photograph as it's so dark. In really dark situations like this in the past I would have relied on flash to see me through. However, using flash completely changes the look of photographs and to my eyes, not in a good way. As such, I made the decision to go flashless which really caught the atmosphere, but to the downside of colour photography.
I must say out of all the weddings I have shot this year I think Danny and Rachel's was probably the toughest due to the light and weather, but in many ways the lack of options and challenge it gave me make these photographs even more special to me.
As always, I'll leave you with a few of my favourites.
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