Taken at Greenwoods Hotel & Spa in Essex during the wedding of Natalie and James. During their wedding breakfast the light was looking superb so we quickly nipped outside to create this photograph I set up the pose to have the sun behind then to give me some lens flare. Decided on creating this photograph in black and white to give it that timeless feel.
As with my other award winning photograph this month this bridal portrait was taken at Greenwoods Hotel & Spa in Essex during the wedding of Natalie and James. I noticed that the sun was hitting the stain glass window from outside so I took a gamble took my couple inside to create this set of photographs. I absolutely adore the shadows in this photo and I created the elegant pose to compliment the environment.
When it comes to being a great wedding photographer, I believe that part of my job involves getting to know my clients on a personal level. I want to know everything... and I mean everything. lol. ( How they met, What they love about each other, Why they believe they are a forever love, What they always dreamed their wedding would be like, and how I can make their dreams a reality) If I can make even a smidgen of their dreams a reality, I have done my job. I want to push my creative limits to capture their story of their first day as husband and wife in a way that wows them and part of that involves showing off the bride. Bridal portraits are so very important because as little girls, it is something we have dreamed of all of our lives. I see beauty in everyone and I want my clients to see the beauty that I see in each of them. You are perfectly and wonderfully made.
As a woman, I value friendship greatly. I am a people person. I have always dreamed of buying an outrageous amount of land and surrounding myself with my family and friends. If I had the ability, I would have my own town. lol. That is one of the reasons I love being a wedding photographer. You get to witness an amazing outpouring of love from the bride and grooms closest friends and family. It is a beautiful thing.
It was a cloudy day and the rain kept coming in little showers, on and off. Patricia and Nav stayed positive throughout their portraits despite the gloomy day. As I was positioning them for the shot, we saw two swans swimming in the lake and Patricia said, "It would be so cool if they were in the photo!". It was almost as if someone up there heard her say that because as I was lining up my shot, the two swans swam over and started twisting their necks together in a little love dance. It was simply picture perfect!