July 19, 2014
Shooting to a theme
Once in a while I get asked to photograph a wedding that has been designed with a prominent theme in mind and these can be challenging but are always a huge amount of fun. So when my best friend Kelly, (also my assistant who is often to be found hiding behind a reflector!), and her now husband Mark were planning on a themed wedding, I was so excited to be involved. I was to be assisting her this time with some of the design and styling of the outfits, but mainly I would be providing the photography of course! The 1920's was the theme and I couldn't wait!
Capturing the couple in theme took a combination of careful styling and considered use of original retro props, all in the grandeur of an amazing venue. I had planned to utilise all these constituents carefully, whilst employing a few lighting techniques and composition arrangements that would reflect certain elements of the chosen era. I couldn't wait to create what was to be a very special and unique album.