As specialist Wedding Photographer in Hull, clients usually only need to book me once before I photograph their big day. You may remember me blogging about Dave and Laura’s wedding a couple of weeks ago where they needed to book me 3 times before i finally got them in front of my camera! Chris and Nicky booked me twice until I finally nailed them down last weekend for their big day at The Barnhouse, Walkington. They had their wedding booked for the end of last Summer but then decided they wanted a Mediterranean affair and started on different plans. I spoke to Nicky not too long after Xmas when she called to say they had changed their minds again and were brining their plans forward to May. I was still available and was delighted to be back on board to help. Nicky and Chris look like they have walked straight off the centre pages of GQ or Cosmo – a ridiculously good looking couple but with very specific ideas for their photography. They wanted pretty much pure photojournalism with little or no posed images. Now I would say that at least 65% of what I shoot at an average wedding is non posed but when I am using off camera lights, there is definitely a ‘structured’ element to my images.
I listened carefully to my couple’s brief and what came out of the day’s shoot was a fabulously natural set of images. It was so invigorating to shoot like this and although my ‘keepers’ percentage goes down, I shot more to compensate. Part of the ‘look’ that Chris and Nicky talked about wanting was based on their love of the iPhone app ‘Instagram‘ If you’re not familiar with it, Instagram is a photo sharing site that allows really cool vintage effects to be added to images before they go to an online sharing community. I’m not usually one for heavily processing my images, but with the way that i captured this particular wedding – I’m just loving the grungy retro feel of the post production. The black and white images have been given a film look by simulating Kodak TMAX 3200 – for any Old Skool analogue shooters out there, you will know how gorgeous this film is to shoot on!
The moments I will be sharing with Chris and Nicky when they return from their ‘minimoon’ in London are priceless. I hope you enjoyed checking out the collage. Click on this link to see more examples of classic Hull Wedding Photography.