My wife, Megan, and I photograph weddings together, and we work as a team to document weddings in a photo journalistic style. The bride and groom had chosen to get married at the b
Wedding Photographer Nottingham. Pete Henderson shares a wedding photography technique.
I took a quick shot from the entrance to the church, but knew that I would need to get a lot closer for the shot to work in the way that I wanted.
For the composition my main aim was to create a framing with the arms and umbrellas and a sense that she was being surrounded and protected. After that I was concentrating on holding the composition as I walked backwards, and then kept taking photographs until I got the shot I wanted. I had to wait and be patient. At first her face was facing too low down and the shot only really came together when she lifted her head just a little and showed enough expression in her face to make the shot interesting.
The post processing was fairly simple. There was nothing interesting about the colour in the scene, so black and white was the obvious choice to enhance the symmetry and simplicity. This helped to draw attention to her face as well. After that just a little bit of light dodging and burning.