I shot Nikki & Keiths’ wedding photography in sunny October (yes we did have some sun!). Their wedding ceremony was held in the Elim Chruch in Watford, Herts, and the wedding reception took place at St Clement Danes, Buckinghamshire. The church proved a real challenge as it was very dark and all the windows were covered! The obvious option was to use flash photography. There is a place for flash but I try to avoid it if at all possible because it can be quite intrusive and I find it really kills almosphere unless utilised properly. Unfortunately many photographers don’t really know how to work with flash and so end up blasting everything. Photographs that have detail in the foreground blasted out display a typical symptom or poor flash use.
I originally shot the above wedding image in colour but when I started my post processing I realised that it had to be black and white. I felt it was a shame to loose the beautiful autumnal colours though and so decided to keep the warm colours in the leaves. For me the whole image works well and really portrays the feel of the wedding day.