This is an area I have little experience in but was a wonderful opportunity to try very different posing. I not everyday I have to show off a bump! I also thought it was really important to show off just how beautiful she looked. Hopefully you think it has been achieved!
I think most people know me as a wedding photographer but I actually started out as a landscape photographer specializing in mountain photography before somehow, and I can’t really remember how I started working with models and dancers so it was lovely to go back to my roots so to speak and do a model portfolio shoot. I’ll upload a few more from this lovely shoot later but for now thought I’d add one of my favourites.
Black and White is really stunning for beauty photography. For those of a technical understanding this was shot with a couple of flashguns (speedlights) and an 85mm lens at F 1.8. It produces a lovely shallow depth and a really creamy appearance to the skin.
A shoot like this can also be a wonderful pre wedding gift.
I really love this wedding photograph taken in North Wales at the beautiful Christ Church in Mostyn. It was taken on a very cold January morning with frost still on the path just as the bride and groom are leaving the gates of the church. The lens used was an ultra wide fish eye and shows the characteristic distortion of such a wide lens.
It is not a lens really recommended for wedding photography and needs to be used sparingly but can produce really unique images. It always on me at a wedding!
I think it looks like a painting with the stunning winters sky and the golden sunshine trying to break through even the grave stones look perfect!
I wonder if the wonderful Eric and Osian will hang it on the wall? Problem for them is they have a few to choose from. It such a pleasure delivering the images on the wedding day that they will treasure and their kids kids will admire.
I Had an amazing day back in September shooting the wedding of Ryan and Rachael at Eccleston Church on the outskirts of Chester and then at the award winning Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa just down the road on near the welsh border.
It was a truly wonderful day and here are the wedding photographs. Ryan and Rachael where a pleasure to work with and the had work produced some amazing images.
Black and White is always very classy in my opinion!
How better to leave your wedding ceremony than by horse and carriage? And Eccleston Village is such a beautiful backdrop to the mighty animals.
Arriving at the Grosvenor Pulford.. I love this hotel!
The English Gardens in the Grosvenor Pulford are absolutely amazing backdrop to Rachael and Ryan photograph. Lovely reflection also.
A truly beautiful bride. Rachael looks amazing on her wedding day.
Into the evening now and a perfect sunset on a perfect wedding day.
The Grosvenor Pulford has two magnificent gardens and this is the newer Oriental Garden which has proved to be a very sought after location for wedding photography. This image is one of my favourites from a special wedding.
A model bride but this one is for real! Rachael looking a million dollars against the Cheshire Sky.
One for above the fire perhaps? The waterfall is absolutely gorgeous and leads to a beautiful couple.
This wonderful wedding started at the beautiful Eccleston Church on the Banks of the River Dee on the outskirts of the Roman town of Chester. Beautiful Church for a beautiful couple.
Last one in the garden and after this the blog will go in chronological order for the day. And what a day.
Back in August I had the pleasure of shooting the magnificent wedding of Katrina and Lee. They got married at the wonderful Pulford Church which is the last Church in Cheshire before crossing over into Wales. And the reception was just a hop skip and a jump away at the award winning and amazing Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa.
I’ll start the blog with a few ‘fine art’ wedding photographs before starting in Chronological order of the day. And what a day it was. Enjoy and please feel free to leave comments.
Lets start with a stunning bride in a beautiful Church. Black and White has a certain dynamic that I love in Wedding Photography.
Pulford Church is one of the few establishments in Cheshire that will not allow any photography during the service, as luck would have it the Vicar does not mind photography after the service so we get to record the stunning interior of this magnificent building.
I think this is my favourite in the church, the beautiful Katrina in her stunning dress. The window light is gorgeous.
The stunning Katrina against a beautiful summer evening sky. The reflection in the water of the stunning oriental gardens of the Grosvenor Pulford just finish off the photograph perfectly.
And the wonderful couple who I had the pleasure of photographing. Magical venue.
Black and white compilation in the Grosvenor Pulford’s Oriental Garden.
How stunning is this dress? Katrina looks amazing. I think the mirror is just a perfect frame/background for the wedding photograph.
What a magnificent frontage. The Grosvenor Pulford is a stunning venue. Best in Cheshire?
Into chronological order now starting with all the little details that make a perfect wedding day.