Today we’re taking a look at Charmaine and Nick’s wedding over in Swindon. The wedding day was split between the preparation parts (which were taking place at a friends flat for the groomsmen and at home for the bride), the ceremony over at a local church, and finally the reception at a hotel. Working across different locations can be challenging as the timings need to be spot and figured out quite a way in advance. Mike and I always make the trip over to take a look at venues if we haven’t visited them before or haven’t driven the route before, as the last thing we want on the day itself is for our sat-nav to leave us hunting around for a venue. One thing that stands out in memory from this particular wedding was just how warm it was. This was leading into Summer last year and about 4 days before the hottest day of the year. My camera gear was slightly different at the time and both myself and Mike were shooting two cameras (for any camera geeks out there, I was using a 5D Mark III and a 7D as my backup…in place of the old 7D I now use a Fuji XT1 which is a little more portable) each hanging from a harness – this can get pretty heavy after a few hours, especially when it was that warm!
After shooting bridal prep and Mike capturing the groomsmen prep, we both reconvened and headed over to the church. The vicar was extremely accommodating and allowed one of us at the front of the church and one at the back. We photographed the ceremony with the groups and couple shots being taken at the church before moving on to the hotel for the wedding breakfast and reception. I’ve selected a handful of images from the day below, and have favoured a few more black and whites in my selections this time around. We currently give clients a selection of B&W and colour images, and will now always give a colour version when we’ve supplied a B&W. I personally love editing in B&W; I believe that taking the colour out of images can focus the attention even more on the subject itself and make the detail pop. Take a look below to see what you think!