On a cold winters day back in February I had the pleasure of photographing the amazing wedding of Simon and Jen. And yes I am that far behind with the blog! This fantastic day started at Jen’s Mothers house which was a very busy and welcoming place with 5 bridesmaids and 1 pageboys getting ready as well as a bride and her parents! Now I am not sure if they all were there at the same time but it was certainly fun trying to photograph them as they shot here there and everywhere!
The service took place at an amazing old Church. St Bridgets in West Kirby on the Wirral. It was a fantastic service and we also went back in the Church after the guests had gone for a few photographs as the huge stained glass windows and magical interior made for a beautiful background to the wedding photographs.
After Cheshire Wedding Cars took the happy couple back to Thornton Hall Hotel for a stunning wedding breakfast. After the wedding breakfast we sneaked outside for a few photographs by the lake at Thornton Hall. I love this spot in the dark, it just makes for magical photos. I should add it was really cold by now, around or below freezing yet Jen was magnificent never once even mentioning the cold. The flower girls and page-boys did come out but it was so cold we sent them back in – they were going blue!!
I will start the photographs with one of my favourites from the wedding, This was taken in the pitch black and the only lighting around the gazebo was the Christmas lights which looks very pretty and considering the temperature not at all out of place. I have used 2 or 3 speedlights to light the shot and I think it looks really lovely. Jen’s dress is beautiful. I also like it in black and white.
This is beautiful, the children looking on in wonder at the fairytale that is unwinding in front of them. What a perfect day.
The interior of St Bridgets Church is West Kirby on the wirral. It is rather fine indeed. The super wide shot was taken on a fisheye lens which has the characteristic distortion effect of such a wide field of view, 180 degrees.
The Church doorway. How many couples and how much history has passed under this stone arch? Black and White for a timeless feel.
I think only colour will do for this one! Some fantastic flowers.
Cheshire Wedding Cars provided the quality of Vintage British Craftsmanship.
I love working in awkward light, it allows me to be creative. I like all the street lights in the background as well, it kinds of adds depth to the photography. Thornton Hall have done a great job with the lake, it increases the potential for wedding photography at this already fantastic venue on the Wirral.
How beautiful a couple.
Enjoy the photography and enjoy the blog. It been a pleasure as always.