St. Paul's Church wedding with photography at St. Mary's lighthouse Whitley Bay
Its hard not to get excited when chantel told me she would like to visit the St. Mary's lighthouse after the church wedding ceremony. St. Mary's is a very populare beauty spot in the Northumberland coast. Myself has photographed the lighthouse many time and produced many fantastic fine art work.
The day starts with Chantel's preparation at her father's house where you can see hive of activities. I have my second photographer Kevin at the church to photograph guests arriving and Marc with his family and groom's men. Due to the restriction in the church, I was not allow to photograph the ceremony itself. However, the chance to photograph at the lighthouse really make up for it. I brought my vintage umbrella with me for that added magic to the image. It was a misty day with very slight drizzle throughout the day. The umbrella just fits into the feel of the day perfectly.
This was also the wedding that kick started my fine art approches to photographing the couple and I have been perfect the style ever since. However, this does not mean the little spontaneous and magical moments from the special day is missed. Years of experience make me realise that I should just strict myself to a single style. Different elements/stage of the wedding requires different approaches.
Chantel and Marc's "Uniquely Your" album.
Chantel and Marc are artistic and understand what it takes to make something special. I take the bold decision at using some dramatic design features and using native space to enhance the image(s) on the page.
I have displayed this album at every wedding fairs I have attend and the reaction is always positive, people especially like the creative way I utilise to image for background and using split colours on the same image. There are elements of more traditional design in the album such as the large single image spread and side by side images for the group and family portraits. However, the addition of the innovative design feature makes it a very special album.