In 2013 I photographed around 35 weddings throughout Gloucestershire and the surrounding Counties and in stark contrast to 2012 (the very wet year) 2013 was a scorcher. To give a flavour from the year, I’ve put together this portfolio of 2013 photos, highlighting a few of my favourites.
Sure you can look though the blog and get an idea, but if you want a quick glimpse, then I say start here :-)
I photographed a large number of weddings ‘out of season’ too. Winter weddings, late autumn and early spring was very much the norm for me. These more challenging times of year rely less on ‘the great British weather’ and need me as a wedding photographer to work a lot harder to get great photos. The rewards however are often exceptional, the timings have to fall into place, but sometimes the planets align and you get the chance to capture something truly unique that is far less likely in the summer months.
A wedding photographer portfolio from 2013
A few photos have a link to the couples wedding blog post too, so if you fancy seeing a little more, click on it to get a full flavour from their day.
Winter weddings can offer some amazing twilight photo opportunities. Go and check out this amazing winter wedding at Barnsley House if you wish to see more.
POW. Winter weddings can have great light :-)
There is no better way to write a best mans speech than fuelled with alcohol and assisted by a two year old.
I so love this photo, but since writing on the original wedding blog post “head, shoulders, knees & toes” it’s all I can think of now when seeing the photo! Do you think it was a Justin Alexander wedding dress?
March, Red Nose Day and a wedding…….what more would you expect from me :-)
Wedding details to the max. Check out this detail tastic wedding at Friars Court.
One very good reason to get married in the Spring. Beautiful blossom.
This photo typifies the romantic notion of an idillic English wedding.
Two key ingredients for most wedding days.
Love the hats, love the light, love these ladies for sitting there :-)
Peek a boo – anyone see the groom?
Polite laughter or the real McCoy?
My first ever Disney themed wedding – and a fun one at that.
Yep, an Ozzie bride.
Croquet – A wedding day essential.
More weddings with BBQ’s please, I rather like the informality of these events. More Ellenborough Park wedding photos can be seen here.
Rain doesn’t spoil a wedding day, it adds to the drama :-) Have a look at Alex & Ali’s wedding in the Cotswolds to see what we do when it rains.
Over the face or not, that is the veil question?
The photo award for ‘totally random’ goes to this one. I really rather like it.
Cool wedding theme huh?
Rain AND a winter wedding….no worries, I’ll nock up this photo if the going gets tough!
Want to see other unique wedding details. Check out James & Lucy’s wedding at Berkeley Castle.
Such a favourite photo of mine from the year. Almost has nothing to do with wedding photography, yet makes me smile every time!
It’s a dark winter wedding…….you gotta find the light somewhere right?
Fun engagement sessions :-)
It’s not always me lining up group shots.
The most attentive bridesmaid award goes to this ‘gaggle’.
Amazing, no legs???
Stolen moments – love ’em.
Yes, I do like to use rim light in my photos.
What a cool dad. He was called ‘Gerry’ if I recall correctly too?
Birdcage veils are uber cool IMO.
The number of times I’ve seen this happen ;-)
It still amazes me that I managed to capture this split second moment.
Hah, someone ALWAYS steps on the brides dress at some stage of the proceedings.
These were a great set of Engagement photos at Barnsley House.
An unusual perspective of Ellenborough Park wedding venue.
Kids at weddings are great. This chap especially.
One of my favourite wedding venues for amazing light and beautiful doorways – Ardington House. Click the link to get some ideas about Ardington House wedding photography.
Most weddings need a little alcohol to get the party started…..or the groom ready for first dance ;-)
B O O M – Weddings at Kingscote Barn can go off with a bang!
Every bride loves wedding dresses & shoes right?
And the most photogenic couple award goes to….. Amanda & Peter. Hardly a difficult day in the office photographing them eh!? Check out there full wedding at Ardington House here on my blog.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the selection of photos. This photo to finish on was taken at Berkeley Castle and was a opportunity that doesn’t often present itself. I was more than pleased to shoot this fantastic silhouette of Beth & Tillman as a finishing shot to complete their wedding day coverage.
If you’d like to chat with me about your wedding day, the please contact me through my website, or give me a call on 01242 230082. I’d love the opportunity to photograph your wedding and hopefully have your photos up here in years to come.