One of the things I love about wedding photography is that you get to see subtle emotions that others cannot.
This picture was taken during Laura and Gavin’s wedding at Northorpe Barn in Yorkshire. It’s a beautifully restored 16th century building with amazing exposed beams on the ceiling and natural light pouring in from the huge windows on either side.
For anyone having their wedding in Yorkshire or near Leeds, I highly recommend it.
It was the first time I’ve photographed at Northorpe Barn, and it was ideal for me as a documentary wedding photographer to work quietly, capturing key moments throughout the day. For me this is so important, as I don’t want to interfere with the day. I just want to let weddings flow naturally and I quietly go about photographing them.
So, I produce natural wedding photography and I work in this way in all venues across the UK.
I particularly like this image of the Laura’s Mum during the ceremony. She is sitting upright and on the edge of her seat. Her reactions are subtle but her face shows a mixture of nervous tension and pride.
At the time I doubt very much she was aware of this and Laura couldn’t have seen.
I think it is important that guests do not focus on me as the photographer. If they do, it is much more difficult to capture moments like this. The equipment I use helps, as it is not only discreet, but completely silent. This fits perfectly with my overall approach of observational and relaxed wedding photography.
So, at moments like this, I don’t ask people to look and the camera and smile nicely.
Their reactions are completely natural and genuine.
I hope you like it.
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