Wedding Photography by Andrew Wheeler
Wedding photographer: Andrew Wheeler
Photo Title: Stolen....
Photo details: The Wedding of Rachel and Bret. The photo was taken at the end of October at about 8pm so pretty much pitch dark.
The venue Elsham Hall near Scunthorpe is a beautiful place with loads of quiet wooded areas.
The couple are lit with a speed light behind them and a main flash in front with a long exposure with the camera mounted on tripod. The couple had to stay still for a few seconds during the shot, not that they minded with a bit of snogging..
About the photographer: I've been a professional photographer for some 20 years, after leaving college I travelled on cruise ships as a photographer and now having settled down in the UK I shoot weddings and portraits full time. I love weddings, love the connection I make with couples and capturing those intimate moments that only as photographer we see.
Photographer Details: AW Photographic
Would clients actually pay for a pre-wedding shoot?
So who did it? Which idiot first thought it was a good idea to offer free engagement shoots as an incentive to book? I need to know who you are. Who was patient zero? Must it be someone out there? Or maybe they’ve gone bust and gone back to work in a call centre. I remember the days when photographers used to get paid to take pictures and so could make a living instead of doing it “because I love taking pictures” and because “I am so passionate about photography.”
The reason I ask is that this year I was blackmailed by a client into agreeing to a ‘free’ engagement session - or E-shoot as they now seem to be called or is it a pre-wedding shoot, sigh. Now don’t get me wrong but there is nothing wrong with engagement shoots, apart from the fact most of them are a bit embarrassing. I am convinced though that most clients don’t want them. How do I know? Well if you try charging for them then no one ever books one. This is a fact. However, if you include them for free then, of course, clients will take you up on your offer, and that’s how wedding photographers ended up spending their Sunday afternoons wandering around parks trying to work out a way for these pre-wedding-shoots not to look awkward and laughable. Piggyback anyone?
Paul Tansley - Stylish Wedding Photography
Wedding photographer: Paul Tansley
Photo Title: The Headless Bride
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.
Photographer Details: Stylish Wedding Photography
docuwedding - reportage wedding photography
Wedding photographer: Tony at docuwedding
Photo Title: Emotional Father
Photo details: The bride had asked if I could make sure I took a photo when her father saw her for the first time on her wedding day. So I did.
About the photographer: Destination Wedding photographer from London. Photographing weddings in London, UK and around the world
Photographer Details: docuwedding - London wedding photographer