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There’s a good chance that Liz and Sui’s wedding will be a little drier than their pre-wedding portraits – it’s in Italy, and I’m going with them! Today, however, undaunted, we went out in the rain to get used to the camera, and explored Highbury Fields in London, before jumping in the car to go down to Smithfield Market, for a bit more shelter. We drank a lot of coffee that day too!
I have used a new set of digital filters on these images which give them a little bit more of the look and feel of film – contrast, colour and grain. Several of these, I think, could be stills from a movie. It’s all part of telling the story, of the portrait session, of the wedding, of the lives and loves of my lovely clients.
My Image of the Week was taken at a Hertfordshire wedding at Shendish Manor, which is well known by wedding photographers in Hertfordshire. I’ve chosen this image from Miranda and John’s wedding to show that it is sometimes important to look beyond. As wedding photographers, we naturally have 360 degree vision (oh yes!) but sometimes it’s easy to see only that which is immediately in front of us. Looking past the foreground is just as important as seeing all around.
This image was highly valued by the bride, as it is her father looking emotionally at her imminently new husband. Watching like a hawk for the decisive moment, I saw the emotion on his face and re-focussed to take a single frame, before coming back to the couple exchanging rings. It’s a telling and truthful image, illustrating the love and concerns of the father giving away his daughter.