A beautiful wedding in Berkshire
So much of my wedding photography has been outside Berkshire this year that it was really lovely to photograph a local wedding. The Bull in Pangbourne is a traditional English venue, full of nooks and crannies with a lovely pub garden. There wasn’t too much in the way of bridal prep or groom prep for this one. I did go along and take a few shots of the details, as this wedding was full of beautiful, thoughtful touches along a sunflower theme. Here is a link to the Bride magazine feature on the wedding : Bride Magazine – Sunflower Wedding
These guys really love their dogs, so I made sure I got some shots of them.
After a very quick bridal prep session I headed off to the Bull in Pangbourne, which is a lovely, sprawling pub with a big garden that regularly hosts events. It’s a great venue for wedding photography, although a bit dark in places so good lighting is important!
Emma had gone to a lot of trouble with the details so I captured as many as I could. There was obviously a sunflower theme going through the details, which I really loved.
Pretty soon it was time for the ceremony, which was in a very striking room. I also met the videographer and we worked out how to avoid getting in each other’s way. I’ve quite often worked with videographers at weddings, as long as you communicate with each other about where you want to be and are conscious of where they are at all times it’s fine. It was a lovely service, here are a few images.
As with many of the weddings I shot in 2018 it was a gloriously sunny day, I don’t think I can remember a wedding season with better weather! There was a lovely little gazebo at the back of the garden which I’d noted down as a possible plan B if it rained, it didn’t rain but the gazebo was a great place for the couple photos anyway!
Here I take a mix of candid shots interspersed with casually posed shots when people spot me.
I loved the camper van that Em and Gerry hired so of course we did some shots in it!
Then I went back to taking candid shots of people having fun, which is what wedding photography is all about for me, as I often get the shots the couples love most at this part of the day. The shot below was Emma’s mum meeting some friends she had arranged as a surprise for her, whom she hadn’t seen in years.
Eventually it was time for the meal and some speeches. I don’t tend to take any photos during the meal, as people don’t generally like being photographed eating, but once the speeches start I do of course get back to work and start taking photos again. Emma and Gerry both gave speeches, which is not traditional, but then this wedding was not a traditional wedding, it was tailored to suit the bride and groom perfectly, which was wonderful.
All wedding photographers need to know how to use flash, even if they don’t use that much ( I don’t use a flash until I absolutely have to, but sometimes there is no other option ). The shot below was using flash, but in a very subtle way.
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