Tewkesbury Abbey / 2015
I’m way behind the times with my social networking. I’ve just caught up with all the cool kids and got myself an Instagram page (shameless plug: https://www.instagram.com/novelfocusphotography). The consequence of this is that I’ve been looking through some of my wedding photography from last year trying to choose things to put on there, including this one from Tewkesbury Abbey.
If you’ve explored my website you’ll probably recognise this one from my homepage or perhaps from my portfolio. It’s a real favourite of mine.
The funny thing about choosing images for a portfolio is that you’re trying to show work that best represents your style – as my wedding photography has developed over time images that once may not have appealed to me have begun to surface. This is one that I’ve always loved, and I feel really represents what I’m aiming for these days.
So here’s the setting. The bride and groom have just finished the ceremony and are leaving Tewkesbury Abbey (pictured in the background). The Abbey made a fair request for no confetti on the grounds – no problem. Guests without confetti were lining the path from the church to the gate (again, you can just about make them out in the background to the right of the bride). If you happen to know the area, there’s not a huge amount of space between the gates of the church and the road. The guests all huddled around the gates, I got myself right in the thick of it and chaos ensued.
It’s pure, undiluted celebrations in photography form and everything that I want in my pictures.
Canon 5D MkIII – 24-105mm f/4.0
(Can’t quite dig out the full EXIF data on this one)
Tewkesbury Abbey 2015