Winter Wedding at Kings Hotel Stokenchurch

Winter Weddings are such a special time of year to get married.  Here is a sample of Rob and Jennifer’s wedding at the Kings Hotel, Stockenchurch, High Wycombe on New Years Eve 2013.  The weather was very went and dark all day so the entire wedding photo took place inside the hotel.  Space was a very limited but the hotel staff were very accommodating and moved furniture so we could create some lasting memories of the day.

The British weather is always a challenge but it has never stopped me from creating my trade make natural timeless wedding photos.  There are many trends out their for photo editing finishes which I can always accommodate if required but I like to keep adding photo editing to a minimum so they look good today, next year and in 50 years time when you are flicking through your wedding album with your grand children .

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Rules on photographing wedding ceremony

Photographing wedding ceremony can be a challenge for photographer, some times we are not allow to move, many venues don’t let you use flash, and some dont let you photograph any thing.  When planning your wedding be sure to ask the minister or clerk what their house rules are on photography.

The house rules on photographing a wedding is becoming more and more restricting theses days.   Wedding official’s for Church services and even civil ceremonies have all become hardened by the constant clicking and flashing of the modern digital photographer.  And some churches will not allow any photos during the wedding ceremony any more due to distribution of taking photos.

My solution to minimise the disruption during a wedding ceremony is to keep to a maximum of 6 shots during the ceremony itself.    During the ceremony I wait for those cherished moments, a little look, a smile, and the exchanging of rings.  From my experience just 6 shots is enough for the wedding album as the scene is pretty static and generally the photographer is not allowed to move during the service.   Capturing the setting, guests and details should all be achieved before the ceremony starts.

When faced with officials that have strict house rules once I explain that I will only  just take 6 shots during the service they are pretty ok to let  me do as I wish.  If all else fails then I have the bride and groom pose at the alter the ceremony to stage some shots.  I think this is such a special moment when two people have just given their vows and standing at the alter it really dose need to be recorded.

 

Photography by Mark Dolman