#TBT I know is only Tuesday! I just got back from holidays in sunny Spain and I am feeling very nostalgic of the sunny weather, the blue sky and the overall vibe! So I revisited this Wedding that I photographed a while ago in North Spain, in the stunning Pazo de Santa Cruz de Mondoy of the even more stunning Brenda & Scott and this frame of them with their friends covering them in rose petals after dancing bare feet on the Manor House grounds says it all...Que vivan los novios!
Wedding reception www.pazodesantacruz.es
This strange Wedding tradition (lets admit it, it is a bit strange to be throwing a very expensive bunch of flowers, possibly the most expensive bunch of flowers that you ever bought) and not only that! Make your single female guest run and fight after them in high heels! But from my point of view it is a great photo opportunity and you can capture great expressions, excitement and emotions like this one from one of the bridesmaids after catching....a football! Gabby wanted to stick to traditions but giving them her own personal touch, why throw your expensive wedding bouquet and ruin it? Throw a football instead!
Wedding reception at Down Hall Hatfield Heath www.downhall.co.uk
Following my last post of Gabby and Louis fabulous car journey I have to post this beautiful picture of their journey from the Church in Walthamstow to their wedding reception venue at Hatfield Down Hall.
As we enter the grounds of Down Hall there is a little road surrounded by trees and nature that leads to the impressive Italianate Mansion. The sun was out and shinning so I knew it will make some interesting reflections of the greenery and them in the car windows and what can I say, I am pretty pleased with the results!
More to come of Gabby and Louis amazing Wedding Day!
Editing Gabby and Louis wedding photos I came across this one and so far it is one of my absolute favourites. Right after getting married, on the way from the church in Walthamstow to the reception venue in Hatfield, a kiss reflected in the mirror of the car that was taking them there to carry on with their wedding celebrations with their family and friends.
When revisiting Sam & Iain's wedding photos I came across this frame of Sam's mum talking to the driver of the white London wedding cab that took her to get married to Iain at The Priory Church of St Laurence in Essex.
I love photographing natural moments that happen as the day unfolds, documenting the day, so when you revisit your wedding photos it brings you back to the day and tells you the full story.
I like the way that the window and the landscape reflected on it frames her.
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So I am back! Well, I actually never disappeared! The last few months had been an absolute roller coaster with the arrival of my baby son! I still couldn't resist to get out with my camera and I did photograph some amazing Weddings, but I didn't have much time to update my blog or my social media channels...(I know, I know) I will be posting some of them here very soon as every Wedding that I photograph is so unique that I cannot help but share them!
So properly getting back to business and what a great way to start than doing an engagement photo shoot of one of my wonderful couples Gabby & Louis due to be married in just under two months!! I met them last Friday in their local Park in Walthamstow were they usually go to walk their dog and these place is full of memories for them.
Is always a great idea to do an Engagement Photo Shoot in a place that is meaningful to the couple as I find that they will usually feel really comfortable, and it is great practice for the Photography on the Wedding Day.
I finish this post with the email that Gabby send me soon after the Engagement Photo Shoot:
"Thanks so much Carmen for seeing us today- we had a really fun time! It was definitely great practice before the wedding!
We're so happy and excited that you're part of our special day"
When I am photographing a wedding I try to be as discreet and unobtrusive as possible as it is the nature of my style of photography, documentary.
Still I always take the bride and groom for a little wedding photo session during the day,just 15mins, as it is their wedding day and I believe sharing it with their friends and family is a priority.
It is also a great opportunity for them to talk about the day and how excited they are and share their feelings. I usually let them lead things, as them talking, reacting to each others comments it is what makes my pictures!
This was taken around 6pm just before the wedding speeches in a Park near by their wedding venue. The sun was behind them and it made all this beautiful glare.
Bride dress http://www.digforvictoryclothing.com
Groom suit http://www.adamoflondon.com
Just before they did the wedding speeches I took Vicky and Miguel for a little walk around the surroundings of their wedding reception venue, The Blue Lion, so we could get some portraits of the two of them together on a very relaxed way. I don't like keeping the couple away from their guest for any longer than 15mins as I think their wedding day is there to spend it with their family and friends not in a never ending photo session.
It is amazing what you can find just walking down the road in London! This building Trinity Court a pure gem of the 1930's Art Deco in Britain was the perfect backdrop for their vintage inspired wedding outfits
People was also extremely friendly to them, congratulating them as they walk pass and even this man who offer them their dog as a little prop for a picture! Is just situations like this that makes the whole experience something really memorable and enjoyable, those things that come totally unexpected they will make the anecdotes of the Wedding Day!
Reception Venue http://the-blue-lion.co.uk
Trinity Court Building http://www.modernistbritain.co.uk/post/building/Trinity+Court/
Bride dress http://www.digforvictoryclothing.com
Bride shoes http://www.freedoflondon.com
Groom suit http://www.adamoflondon.com/home/