Yesterday Floriana and Vasya got married. I met up with them outside the Cambridge City Council on Castle Hill to take some photos. We started with a quick walk up the nearby Castle Mound, and then proceeded to Jesus Green for the main part of the photo shoot. With us were a few of their family and friends.
Shooting weddings is both easy and difficult at the same time. There is a happy atmosphere, with lots of smiling and cheering people which makes it fun and easy. What for me is a bit more tricky is to do the standard directed shots, more specifically finding good poses for the couple. I do not just want to snap the shot, I want to create something beautiful, placing them in a context. If I do this again then I might try to do a few shots with my 85 mm lens also, to get details of the dress, close ups of faces and so on. Might have to check out a few more wedding sites to get some inspiration.