2018

Best of my wedding photography

Selecting the best wedding photographs of the year can be quite misleading. What can be an excellent and an award winning image in eyes of world wedding photographers, is not necessarily the most treasured image for the couple. In fact, more and more often I see that brides and grooms yearn to have great group pictures with family and friends.

Enjoyable group portraits

Preston’s instructions for his vision was “I want it all to be super relaxed, but all our wedding guests to be captured looking gorgeous. I can be quite particular about things, but I don’t want anything to look posed”.

The reality is that the spirit and the vision of the wedding is best to be captured in great documentary shots. Genuine emotional outbursts of happiness, silly dance moves, yawning children during speeches – these wedding sparks will light up your memories of the day.

But the two things which will be shared and printed and put on the mantel piece are the favourite wedding portrait and  a picture of the couple with their loved ones.

My job is to make that group shot exciting, artistic, happy and honest.

 

Soughton Hall wedding group picture bridesmaids midnight blue halter neck dress, ushers salt pepper wool grey suits

“You were fantastic! Exactly what we needed to get a great shot quickly!!” delighted and relieved Ceri after we got this shot. As one of the bridal party’s baby was crying poorly a couple of mitres away. See the full frame shot later in the collection (no babies or children were hurt during the making of the pictures!).

Wedding boudoir

One more thing I want to mention. I adore the beautiful line of a feminine form. My bridal boudoir was a very popular with brides. But somehow in the chaos of bridal preparations, we lost a precious few minutes. So not too many bridal boudoir shots this or past year, but I am going to change it.

wedding boudoir tasteful classy sensual photographs

New Year Resolution

Next year will see more of beautiful bridal boudoir. And more creative and ENJOYABLE group portraits.

 

So there, below are some of my personal favourites from the wonderful weddings which took me around Europe.  I am grateful and honoured to have witnessed your most emotional, happy and life changing day. It was fabulous! Thank you xxx

Soughton Hall wedding multi cultural Morocco Saudi UK groom holding bride front gatemarquee wedding first dance black and white curtains nearly up bride lace dress, blonde hair up receiving a hug wedding guest red lipsbride receiving hug mother of groom lace dress boy giving a hug to his pet chicken bride and groom Snowdonia wedding double exposure forest pine treeswriting wedding speech black and white detailemotional grooms same sex wedding tears champagne groom wedding guests crystal chandelier Chateau Eza, Eze Francefather of bride crying during wedding speeches

wedding morning preparations curlers eyeliner wedding portraits Peckforton Castle white Rolls Royschurch ceremony silhouette Valencia Ermita Santa Lucia Alcocembre Spain church entrance silhouette bride, father of bride Christleton Chester wedding ceremony Soughton Hall blue dining roomgroom pointing finger during wedding speechesbride putting wedding dress on details legswedding guest Chateau Eza Eze France, finger licking good foodportrait lady in red, detail neck and shoulderswedding portraits bridesmaid Rembrandt lighting chateau Eza, Eze France wedding guests glamorous wedding chateau Eza, Eze France destination wedding Spain Valencia, sea wedding portraits wedding guests dancing and puling faces good party North Wales classy wedding Chester Grosvenor Hotel, two grooms red bow ties wedding confetti Christleton Church Chesterwedding confetti Soughton Hall Flintshire North Wales Chesterdestination wedding grooms in Thom Sweeney pink and blue suits chateau Eza, Eze France portrait commission Menton France wedding guest in baby pink dress, blue sea backdrop saxophone for weddings Yana Photography mr Gilbertson

 

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