On the 19th September 2014 two close friends of mine got married. My wedding photography adventure started a year earlier when Leonie and Barry asked me if I would shoot their wedding. I was apprehensive at first because this, before I had only shot wildlife and landscapes as a hobby. Shooting a wedding is a lot of pressure and I thought I might lack the confidence I needed to take control of the situation, but, thanks to Leonie and Barry, I was thrown in at the deep end and I haven't looked back since.
Being a wedding photographer has to be the best job in the world. I love every stage of the process, starting with the first contact all the way to handing over the finished product. The journey you take and the relationships you build with your couples is definitely the most special part of being a wedding photographer.
The Tithe Barn
The Tithe Barn is a magnificent wedding venue with a hammer-beam roof which is supported by six stone arches that breathes character into the space. The room has beautiful soft, even light which is perfect for natural wedding photography - makes my job a dream!
Luckily for Leonie and Barry, the weather on their day was perfect. This meant I was able to make use of the beautiful exterior of the barn, with the flint-faced walls providing a lovely background for the group shots and a few great candid shots.
The barn also has a juliet-balcony which would provide another great space for group shots, had the weather not been so kind to us!
After the sun goes down lighting became an issue as there are few light inside the barn. Due to the lack of a ceiling and the dark wooden roof using bounce flash was out of the question. I managed to borrow two studio flashes from one of my friends, this was the key to producing special evening photos.
Leonie and Barry's wedding was the perfect day. I could not have asked for a better couple to work with to ease me into the wedding photography world, I am forever grateful to them for this.
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