Winter Weddings are becoming increasingly popular, we’ve had the pleasure of shooting more and more over the last couple of years and we love the variety they bring. However, when it comes to photography the winter wedding does present some challenges, lots of the couples we shoot for have their own concerns around getting the best possible photos on their wedding day so we’ve put together some top tips to ‘Make the Most out of your Winter Wedding Photography’.
- Chasing the light. Wedding Photographers chase the light all year round, we have a window and weddings don’t always run to time so light is always a potential problem. For Winter weddings that window is smaller, so if you’re swooning over our collection of golden hour portraits you may want to consider an early ceremony or if you’re open to shaking up traditions you could meet your husband/wife to be before the ceremony and have first look portraits instead!
- Group Shots. If you think your guests will get cold and uncomfortable waiting around for group shots it may be worth re-evaluating how many you need and where they are taken. Depending on the venue, we may be able to find some indoor space to take them. A good idea for a whole wedding group shot is to get everyone on the dance floor after dinner.
- Portraits using off-camera flash. Trust us on this one, if you don’t mind braving the cold and taking 10 minutes out once the evening is in full swing we can get some beautiful night-time portraits, we promise they will be worth it.
With moody skies and mist settling over our English countryside, winter weddings can make for truly beautiful photographs so don’t be put off to step outside of wedding season when you’re planning your big day.