13/01/10Wedding photography in Chalfont St. Giles
Nicola and Brian, 19th December, Chalfont St.Giles.
A wedding in the snow – what could be more romantic or pretty?
Nicola was hoping for snow and on this occasion the weather did not disappoint – the 19th of December was a beautiful crisp day with clear blue skies. The snow that had fallen heavily on Thursday night settled and stayed put for the wedding.
Nicola arrived at the church for a 3.30 ceremony as the sun was setting, casting the whole village in a beautiful warm light. But by then end of the ceremony the sun had gone and I was left with the challenge of using enough flash to see Nicola and Brian clearly but also allowing maximum use of what little daylight was left so that the snow could be seen in the background.
Confetti shots in the dark? The results are really magical and very atmospheric.
There can definitely be a very special magic in weddings just before Christmas and this one had it in spades.
As I drove back to the reception my car helpfully told me the temperature was already minus 3 degrees, not great for battery life, but back at the marquee in the garden you would never have known and a wonderful evening following. There was even just enough light in the marquee to show the ‘stars in the sky’ lights on a black background that formed the ceiling of the marquee.
I was pleased to be asked to stay to photograph the dancing – it added another dimension to the story of the day with its sheer happiness and exuberance. There can definitely be a very special magic in weddings just before Christmas and this one had it in spades.