Daniella & Clive's Wedding
My first wedding where I didn’t know the couple before being asked to be their photographer. They were friends of a good friend of mine, and the parents said they really liked the insight and breadth of my portfolio. The wedding was one of the nicest I’ve been to; the venue (Poundon House near Oxford) was a very impressive private/stately home, the couple and their families were incredibly nice, and the weather decided to provide one day of blue sky among weeks of cloud and rain. I hope you’ll agree that the photos do the day justice.
The flashgun that I purchased last week turned out to be invaluable – the first three photos were taken in a very dimly-lit room (the bride had to be kept hidden from the guests outside, so the window shutters were closed) – the flash made everything bright and natural. Also, the couple wanted the outdoor formal photos to be taken in front of the house (in bright sunlight, which soon turned into one big shadow as the sun moved), so the flash helped light up people’s faces in the shadows. Finally, the party photos came out great, bouncing the flash off the marquee walls and ceiling. Thanks to Neil van Niekerk and his fantastic advice on flash photography technique.