Autumn and winter weddings are becoming increasingly popular with couples wishing to tie the knot and understandably so. Many wedding suppliers and venues are able to offer great discounts during these quieter months. It is also the perfect time of the year for honeymoons to exotic destinations such as the Caribbean and places like Thailand.
So while these points make a perfect argument to book your wedding during the months of November to February, there is normally one thing on a couples mindthat makes them feel uneasy – the weather (and with that the lack of light!).
Thankfully as an experienced wedding photographer, Andy doesn’t break out in sweat when faced with shooting a winter wedding. Quite the opposite is true. With the English weather being so unpredictable, light and sunshine is never a guarantee even in the summer which means a photographer must always be prepared. Difficult situations often bring out the most creative results and when faced with dimly lit settings, you can search out areas usually or areas that may otherwise have gone unnoticed. Shadows can be equally as intriguing as light. Of course, with it becoming darker much sooner, this also allows for some great twilight images which could otherwise be missed in the summer.
The same also goes for "Bad weather”. With rain come umbrellas (the quintessential British accessory) and a certain energy that is only caught when people are trying to get from A to B without getting wet. And for those who are not afraid of a bit of rain, it is possible to capture some great images with rain drops in them. From experience we can say that it hardly ever rains solidly all day and when it does stop, streets have been given a shimmering coat where subtle reflections give the images a new dimension and puddles have formed which show the most fascinating reflections.
If you decide to book a winter wedding, a experienced wedding photographer is key to getting some good images from the day. Not only will they have a “good camera” but they will also understand what is technically required of them and the structure of the day and how the light behaves throughout that day.