Winter Wedding Photography

Photographing Weddings in Winter

Winter wedding photography provides the ultimate challenge for photographers, but it’s one I relish wholeheartedly! I used to get frustrated by the lack of light, shorter days, and the restrictions presented for photo opportunities, so I decided to do something about it.

After several winters worth of experimenting, and lots of brainstorming, I hit the jackpot! I came up with some very quick to use lighting techniques that have opened up a whole new world of picture opportunities. This allows me to capture those wow shots after sundown that were previously not an option. (READ MORE.)

In the gallery above you’ll see many pictures I’ve taken at various Buckinghamshire and Home Counties hotels. It looks like the venue is beautifully floodlit, and most couples say that’s gorgeous and think nothing of it. That’s until I show them two pictures of what it really looked like before with the backdrop or building shrouded in complete darkness, and then after my lighting tricks!

I use my lighting techniques to dramatic effect both indoors and outside throughout the year, but especially for winter wedding photography. As a result of these quirky winter lighting methods, my winter diary has been almost as busy as my summer diary for the past 15 years.

If you have a forthcoming winter wedding in the Buckinghamshire, Berkshire or Hertfordshire areas and are looking for a photographer, I’d love to hear from you.

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