Photography - Black and white

Wedding Couple Photography

I’m frequently asked what my favourite part of a wedding day is and I always say that it’s the portrait images of my couples.  It’s when I take you away from your guests for a short time to get some romantic portrait images of just the two of you. 

Romantic portrait images aren’t a series of posed images but more like a bit of downtime where the two of you go on a little walk, have a chat, and take time to breath and enjoy your wedding day and the beautiful surroundings you’ve chosen to celebrate it in. 

Many of my couples say looking back the portrait photo sessions were their favourite part of their wedding day. 

Time Together

When I photograph you, I take my lead from you, whether you’re playful, romantic, serene or elated, whatever reflects your personalities. 

It’s also a chance for you to explore and me to showcase your chosen wedding venue.  With fantastic images whether they be in beautiful gardens, a tranquil lake, a dramatic period staircase or a chandeliered marble-floored hallway.  And I always make sure we make the most of any amazing views. 

Yes, I may give a little direction if you need it, to ensure that the images look as good as possible and authentically represent the two of you.

Wedding - Bride

Magical Sunsets

Portrait sessions take as long as you want them to.  And they don’t have to be all at one point in the day.  You can split it to two or three mini-photoshoots spread out across the day.  For example, in the gardens and grounds whilst your guests are enjoying a drinks reception.  In the late afternoon/early evening when the sun is at its lowest and gives you those dappled sunlit romantic portrait images.

And then after dark as well.  Many wedding venues look amazing all lit up after dark under a starry sky.  I often find those photographs make great last images that perfectly close the story of your wedding day. 

Finding the light

Don’t imagine poor light or inclement weather can spoil your portrait photographs.  I work with all available light and whatever weather is thrown at me to create beautiful images.  If the sky isn’t blue that’s fine.  Dramatic and moody skies make amazing backdrops in portrait images.  And rain after dark when photographed creates a magical scene.  (I even bring the umbrella!)

For wedding venues with dark interiors like castles I can use flash photography and work with all available natural light to create beautiful images. 

So do factor in a little downtime for the two of you on your wedding day just to slow things down and spend some minutes entirely in the moment.  I promise you’ll be thrilled with the results. 

To see some examples of how I capture different parts of your wedding day, check out some of my galleries below