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WINTER WEDDING PORTRAITS

'AND THEY SAID IT CHANGES WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN, AROUND HERE' Arctic Monkeys

Summer and winter weddings are two very different ball games. I cannot stress enough that I ABSOLOULTELY LOVE THEM BOTH and each has it's advantages. In summer I love those long evening receptions with people hanging around outside, drinking cocktails, laughing on the utdoor sofas and over-tired kids tearing up the lawns.

 

Winter means that the light fades sooner, but the fun definitely doesn't stop. I often get asked how I approach a winter wedding when we won't have much time for daylight and this blog post will hopefully give you a flavour of what I like to do. Winter is my favourite time of year - a nice graphic crime novel, some tomato soup and a roaring fire is my happy place, and a winter wedding is just as happy as a summer one. 

So here we go... the low down on winter wedding portraits... 

1. Dusk

The time just after sunset is still holds some light. This is a great time for some atmospheric portraits!

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2. Silhouette

Depending on your location, you may end up with an epic sunset to perfectly frame you. 

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3. Available Light

There is plenty of light about all the time - traffic, shop windows, street lights! It's EVERYWHERE! Even more so if you are planning a city centre wedding, so let's get creative and have a play!

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4. Artificial light - Flash

Another option is just to add the light in! 

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5. Artificial light - Sparklers

Sparklers are another way to add light in to your photos!

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SEE? NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT HEY?

I hope this blog post has given you some ideas and put your mind at ease about photographs and portraits after dark. There are so many ways to manipulate the light and create something epic!