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Morning everyone! How are you today? Does anyone have sunshine?! (Seriously – I have a car now, I’d consider a road trip anywhere for a little bit of sunny today hee!) I’m even wearing my gloves to type the wedding blog today – it’s that cold. But it’s lovely to have such gorgeous features to share with you that I forget the chill in my fingertips and find myself captivated by weddings instead… like today’s beautiful wedding in Cambridge.

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Image credit: Lightworks Photography Cambridge

Wedding photographer Andrew Hind – lovely guy, source of some of the best wedding advice you’ll ever read, and friend of the English Wedding Blog – shared Rebecca and Alex’s Anstey Hall wedding with me yesterday. It’s just wonderful – watch out for the photo taken on Cambridge’s famous Bridge of Sighs, for the look of love on Rebecca’s face as Alex helps her from the wedding car, and for giggles, and bubbles, and so much more. The bridesmaids look fabulous in the palest pastel blue; the bouquet is timelessly elegant and these two gorgeous people are just so much in loveRead more

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Hi everyone! Oops – I’m sorry to distract you from your work (not really – go on, take a little break with me hehe) but I wanted to share this thought-provoking black and white wedding photography article with you.

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Black and white wedding photography

Black and white photography has come full circle, from being the only option* to going right out of fashion when colour took over, to being fashionable again. Have you thought about black and white images in your wedding album? You should!

*Andrew Hind, you are not THAT old!

Andrew compares black and white images vs colour to reading a book and then watching the film based on the story. Black and white requires imagination and creative interpretation from the viewer – images are richer because you add your own thoughts, feelings and memories to bring life to them. Colour images – like the movies – present it all on a plate. They look the part, but do they lack something?

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Hands up who really knows what reportage wedding photography means? It’s a phrase I hear all the time as a wedding blogger, but I see photographers using the term in different ways and it all gets confusing. This morning I couldn’t have explained what was meant by reportage, photojournalistic or documentary wedding photography. Can you?

Give it five minutes and you will 🙂

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Image credit Lightworks Photography, Cambridge

Most importantly of all, can you see the difference between an ‘action snapshot’ and good reportage photography?

Read this and you will 🙂

What exactly is reportage wedding photography?

My friend and sponsor of the English Wedding Blog, Andrew from Lightworks Photography Cambridge, has written a lovely article all about reportage photography. He explains clearly and engagingly what you should be looking for, and the mistakes a less experienced photographer will make.

It’s an article guaranteed to make you smile too. I’m half tempted to phone Andrew up just to hear his Franglais… imagining Joey from Friends – remember that? Definitely worth a read on Andrew’s blog. Enjoy!

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Hello! I have a very quick wedding post to share with you this afternoon – my friend and sponsor Andrew from Lightworks Photography in Cambridge shared this beautiful wedding on his blog and I just had to show you! Laura is the most beautiful bride – this is my favourite image but there are many more you should see right here: Laura and Joe’s Essex wedding

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Laura and Joe’s Essex wedding blog Photo credit Lightworks Photography www.photographyatlightworks.co.uk

The happy couple didn’t let rain spoil their wedding day, which was in a marquee at Laura’s parents. Instead they celebrated in style and there are smiles everywhere you look at this wedding… it’s beautiful. Read more…

Enjoy! Claire x

 

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The shortest of introductions today because Andrew from Lightworks Photography writes beautifully – better than I do. Unmissable reading… an eye-opener indeed! Enjoy. Claire x

On arriving at church to photograph a wedding recently:

Vicar: “You must be the photographer, I can tell because you look like you don’t know what you’re doing”

Me: (having picked jaw up from floor and mentally counted to ten) “Hello, nice to meet you. I can assure you I know exactly what I’m doing, I’ve been photographing weddings professionally for over ten years. What are you worried about?”

Vicar: “That you won’t do as you’re told!”

Me: (struggling now, but outwardly the paradigm of professionalism) “Ok….What exactly would you prefer me to do?”

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Hey everyone, how’s your day been? My Monday has flown by, I don’t know what I’ve done with the hours! (Other than looking at lots of gorgeous real wedding submissions in my inbox – always a treat for Mondays!) Anyway – I spotted this adorable Layer Marney Tower wedding with some vintage details and little touches this morning. I think you’ll love this one so I’m quickly sharing it with you today. Click the images or the link at the end to see the full feature 🙂

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I just love the vintage inspired details – china teacups, tags, matchbooks and more! Photography by Lightworks (based in Cambridge)

Layer Marney Tower is a pretty spectacular venue. There’s much more to see on the main blog feature – Rosie & Chris’s wedding

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Beautiful bridesmaids and the stunning Layer Marney Tower. Photography by Lightworks

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If Google didn’t tell me I had to start with some words of introduction to my wedding blog posts, I’d launch straight into today’s feature with the beautiful images from Victoria and David’s teepee wedding. There’s so much to show you, and you’ll LOVE this!

Cambridge teepee wedding by Lightworks Photography (1)There is always a certain charm and romance to a wedding in a teepee, especially when you include a stunning bride in a couture wedding dress and details as enchanting as those I’m about to share with you. And wait until you see the cutest flower girl in the world behind the wheel of a vintage wedding car… you’ll just melt!

I’m delighted to share this wedding with you today. If there was a wedding of the week award I’d be rushing to present it to everyone involved in today’s post – so congratulations and the biggest thank you to Victoria and David for sharing their story; and a huge thank you also to Cambridge wedding photographer Andrew from Lightworks Photography for the submission. (www.photographyatlightworks.co.uk)

Everyone – enjoy! Claire xxx