Our experts talk winter wonderland weddings...
Nick says: Planning is key. It’s important to be comfortable and prepare for the elements. I always let couples know how long they’re going to spend outside ahead of time and advise them to bring a cover up or jacket. Shivering and skin peppered with goosebumps will make for uncomfortable looking photos! Plus, agreeing how a shawl, for example, can be incorporated to give a range of poses whilst keeping the couple warm will pay dividends later.
Timing is critical with weddings in the latter part of the year as the light is lost earlier meaning there can be a clash between the breakfast and capturing those all-important images. Light falls very differently during the winter months, low light or a setting sun can create a glare making the couple squint or cause a lens flare. But it can be used to our advantage in creating some dramatic images. I will always visit the location at the same time a few days before to get a feel for how conditions will be.