W inter Wedding Photography is about as tough as it comes in this industry. In June, even if it’s grey and flat or raining, at least it’s light until 10pm and that gives options.
With a wedding in mid-December, as a photographer, any light is a gift and what you are given tends to be low in quantity and often even less in quality.
To give your wedding photographer a fighting chance, do not get married at 5pm with a candle-lit ceremony!
Fortunately on December 12th 2014, Kim & Andy gave this photographer the best of those fighting chances and the weather was a gift on top.
OK, it was still virtually pitch dark by 4pm, but there is nothing anyone can do in that regard. Except get married in June…
With a 1.30pm ceremony at the very elegant Stubton Hall and some very welcome Winter sunshine, we had a great opportunity and used it. I say welcome Winter sunshine, but that is welcome other than during the ceremony as the low winter sun was blasting through the windows directly into everyone’s faces making for the ultimate wedding photographer nightmare of contrast far too high for any camera to handle
coupled with shadows of the window frames directly onto the subjects faces. Call it a gift, but in the bride Kimberley’s case, it fell just below her eyes.
This wasn’t the first time I have photographed Kim or her family as I photographed her identical twin sister’s (Lauren) wedding to Johnny at Hodsock Priory 15 months ago, so there were many familiar faces.
The wedding day itself was a very classy affair themed in black & silver with a hint of ruby courtesy of Kim’s lips and nails with civil ceremony followed by chapel blessing followed by drinks reception. The meal itself followed by dancing took place in the orangery which was a perfect setting.
Kim wore Pronovias from Beautiful Brides of Nottingham and the groom a suit from Skopes.
Flowers were by friend Joanne and that stunningly sculpted cake by Ben ‘The Cake Man’ of Birmingham and the band was Blues Armada.
Kim & Andy are honeymooning in February in Thailand.
This was my first Stubton Hall wedding and I hope not my last…but maybe June next time… 😉
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