Wedding photographer: James Aitken wedding photographer Devon
Photo Title: Confetti on a cloudy day
Photo details: The weather for Tom and Bethan's wedding wasn't ideal, with heavy rain and cloud for most of the day, but the atmosphere and happiness of their day really brightened it up. There's nothing more cheerful than confetti and the smiles of the bride and groom as they leave the ceremony newly married. Tom and Bethan got married in Devon at the beautiful Corn Barn after a lovely Christian wedding at their church.
About the photographer: I am a professional wedding photographer based in Devon but I travel throughout the UK. I absolutely love what I do and am so privileged to have turned my hobby into a career. My photography is primarily documentary in style - I love catching moments that would otherwise get missed or forgotten such as a look of pride from the parents, the tears and emotional hugs from family members and friends and the shapes on the dancefloor at the end of the night.
“Do I need to provide my wedding photographer with a meal?” YES! I have the proof that wedding photographers need to take on the same calories as a Tour de France cyclist or they will faint during the speeches.
Photo details: Andrea, my Bride, really knew how to dance and was spinning all around the dance floor at her wedding. I wanted to get the feel of the movement and the fullness of her lovely wedding dress, so after shooting the obvious pics, I got down lower and watched her spin. It took a lot of frames to get one that for me is just perfect. There was no need to include her face - the image is all about the dress and her fabulous legs and those lovely shoes. It needs nothing else. There's quite a lot of post processing to draw attention to the parts I want the eye to be drawn to. But I personally think any great image deserves great processing.
About the photographer: I'm a Surrey & Hampshire wedding photographer shooting weddings all over the South. Will travel worldwide for the right clients.
Last week I had a Saturday off - unheard of in August in the good old days - and I went to a friends Birthday party in Prestwich. It was great to be out with my lovely wife at the weekend rather than waiting for the first dance to start in a green cast grim marquee in Cheshire. If ever I’m out on the weekend all I get is the same question, “ Not working?”. Then I’ll be introduced to someone I don’t know, and once they find out I’m a wedding photographer, they will invariably tell me they hated their wedding photographs - funny how you never meet anyone who actually liked their pictures. At this party, I met a recently married bride from London who told me a fascinating story which illustrates how even smart, smart couples can end up with some terrible wedding photos. Hopefully, this will serve as a cautionary tale for brides to be...