Wedding portraits of the bride and groom are very important shots and ones which the couple will want to treasure. The portraits not only show off the bride and grooms outfits, but also importantly they need to demonstrate the love, affection and tenderness between the couple on this, one of the most important days of their lives. I always urge my clients to try to leave enough time in their wedding schedule for wedding portrait photography. Photographers then need to be creative in using the surroundings of the venue, and the time of day, to work their magic and get some stunning wedding shots. Of course, sometimes you have the opportunity to go and visit the venue and visualise some possible locations for the portraits although if shooting outside, you’re still a little bit in the hands of the weather on the big day.
This week’s image was take at Letchworth Hall Hotel in Stevenage. The grounds of the Hotel have some beautifully wild scenery. On the wedding day, we decided to take the portraits late in the day to give us the evening twilight and using the off camera technique, I was able to capture the couple against a darkening sky and standing in the dry golden grass. The finished photo is dramatic, with some interesting colours and the couple deep in thought reflecting on their special day and that’s what I love about this photograph.