I'm really fortunate. Part of my job means that I get to go to weddings. Fabulous weddings! Wonderful weddings like Katie and David's wedding.
We were prepared for the weather; it was going to be a hot one. As we arrived where the groom was getting ready in Williamstown, at 10am, it was already warm. We photograph weddings often and many of them fall on hot days. One thing is for certain, the weather does not affect the quality of the wedding photographs. Katie and David's photographs all show cool serenity.
Katie was certain, before her big day, of the style and type of photographs she wanted me to direct. We discussed the beautiful staircase at the Overnewton Castle, and we planned the exact location on the Williamstown Beach for the wedding photos near the water. I'm about to start designing Katie and David's wedding album in the next few days and so I'll be sure to publish the digital version here so everyone can see how beautiful their wedding photographs are.
I firmly believe that wedding and engagement rings should be photographed carefully, slowly and creatively. The rings may be the tiniest members of the wedding celebration but they are so important! I love to show them off. Using the right equipment and the correct lighting, we are able to highlight the beauty of the rings in a tasteful and elegant way.
Photographing the shoes that a bride wears to her wedding should not, in my mind, be overlooked. My motto is "if they spend money on it, it deserves to be photographed". More importantly though, if the bride deliberated over the style and colour of her shoes, I want to photograph them. Many brides spend days roaming shoe stores to find the right heels. I want her to be able to look back on her wedding photographs and remember the type of shoes she wore to her wedding decades after the ceremony. A simple shot of the shoes can be difficult to take, but it should never take more than five minutes to achieve. Here, for this shot, I put her shoes onto the concrete in the front patio and lay the camera on the ground to get this lovely, simple shot.