Sara's Wedding was a fabulous day, the weather was warm, the people came in their masses, but the most important part of the day was the interaction between Sara & Kevin as a couple. It was a magical experience with the two of them together and a challenge at times to get the perfect shot. I followed them as another photographer on the day, to concentrate on their moments whilst formals etc were taken.
Their Journey began whilst getting ready in the morning individually, I followed Sara as she got ready, her hair, makeup and getting the dress. Whilst Sara got ready I decided to grab a shot with my flash through her hair preparations, once the hair spray was used the light could pass through the aurora of spray creating a beautiful halo. I shot most of the day with my Canon 80D and trusty Sigma 35 1.4, most of the shots were taken at F/1.4 so remove any distraction and focus the image on the two of them. Throughout the day I grabbed these shots without the crowds, without people, as I wanted to really hone in on their new relationship as man and wife, and we did heave fun as me and my colleague James, from Flawless Photography, discussed ideas on where to take these couple shots, with the ending segment being taken in a local field. We walked through the venue and kept going, chasing the setting sun and a perfect location to place the couple in the foreground. It was a great laugh as Sara had put her flip-flops on for comfort yet we then took her into a muddy field, however it was definitely worth it. We got the great shot of their interaction at the end of their day and the start of their new lives together as Man and Wife.
Relationships are so important to capture as a photographer, it is so so imperative that we follow the story of a couple in their moment or day, that we do not interfere as photographers and break up moments, we shoot in split seconds, the challenge is to capture the best memory yet be un-intrusive and professional. Photography is a joy, a passion but also the most important professionalism.
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