Ed and Eloise’s Wedding Photography
Photographing Ed and Eloise’s wedding was a mixture of hard work and fun. It was hot, like really really hot! I’ve photographed weddings that have been hot and a bit sweaty before but this was different. With that said, the day was full of a great bunch of people who were all in it together. The chilled out bride and groom made for a much cooler atmosphere.
Bridal wedding photography
Early in the afternoon I arrived at the ‘bridal hub’ but was amazed at how relaxed everyone was! No make up or hair dilemmas just a bit of bubbly and lots of smiles. Eloise’s dress was lovely and the strong red theme was nice to photograph, distracting from the slightly overcast weather.
Whilst I let the girls apply the finishing touches, I disappeared to meet the groom at Cockington Court. Ed is a cool dude and was desperately trying to look at ease. All I can say is that I’m glad I was only in a shirt and trousers as a three piece in that humidity must have been hard work! The church at Cockington is a lovely quaint setting but with very little natural light. Rather than upset people by using a flash, I just whacked the ISO up and used a tripod as much as I could, I feel as though this makes a big difference to the way the couple enjoy the ceremony.
After a nice ceremony we took some time to get the formal group shots outside the church before people dispersed. Then the guests moved on to the reception which gave the couple and myself a bit of time to take a breather and get some posed shots of the two of them. As with most grooms (myself included) Ed was a bit concerned about looking into the camera, so I directed them to just look at each other. This is a surefire go to solution to help couples relax, give them something to do!
The wedding breakfast and celebrations all took place in Stokeinteignhead, a lovely rural setting where some of the guests where camping afterwards. As the evening progressed the temperature got a little bit more comfortable. The couple looked lovely together, even after some controversial best man speech moments!