Man with a plan

Man with a plan

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. 

Checklist: 

  • Come prepared to embrace the elements. 
  • Tell your photographer if you’re feeling cold or would prefer a different location and don’t tough it out as it will show in the shots. 
  • Have a realistic plan for the photos and remember that for group shots, you’ll often be committing your guests to a trip outside without jackets. 
  • Finally work with your photographer and share ideas so that you incorporate any them into your photos.

Nick Henley, Mundial Photo
www.mundialphoto.co.uk


 
 
 
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