Your wedding. Your rules.
The bride was studying Ancient Culture and had always been obsessed with Greek architecture. What better way to make their wedding shoot personal than going to the Pergola & Hill Gardens and making some magic happen.
To Untold Heights
I got the impression that the couple were both very adventurous, so when I asked them to stand on a small ledge on the side of a cliff, they both loved the idea.
After travelling to Cheddar Gorge on a fun day-trip after the wedding, we made a ton of mind-blowing images, one of them being this visually astounding piece.
Luckily, my insurance company doesn’t have to be too worried as the height is just a bit of magic.
The couple told me that they both loved The X-files and I said “Hang on. I got this”.
I asked the groom to hold the bride in his arms as if she was sleeping. I then took a photo of just the bottom of the dress, and asked the groom to stand on a platform in their back yard and reach out to the sky as if his loved one was being taken away.
Pretty accurate description.
As the groom couldn’t stop laughing while he was reaching up, I actually had to change his facial expression to something that suited the mood a bit more. I made him sad and scared. Lol.
Some hours of editing later and I had their favourite picture from the day.
A place that means something
When the bride told me that she was in love with my fairy tale pictures and that she proposed in front of a castle, there was only one thing to do for their engagement shoot.
They were shot on a staircase in front of a barista. With a bit of magic, they are now reliving their first step towards getting married.
Car but no place
Since they had this beautiful car, I thought it was a shame that they would only have a picture in the gravel parking spot behind their venue. So I did a little magic.
Getting the most out of a grey sky
You can’t choose the weather for your wedding unless you’re bribing some very specific Gods. As that often gets quite complicated (trust me), it can be easier to just use a bit of magic and have your wedding go from dull to something that represents the moment much better.
What can I say. They both loved Street Fighter.
Your Wish Is My Command
When the couple asks for stars, sunset, fireflies, moon and horses, then this is what they shall receive, no matter how silly it is. Silly is the start to creativity.
A Tranquil Backyard
Even if the couple had limited time for a shoot, there’s always room to get creative.
Here, their backyard became something fantastical, and the silly piece of furniture that they were trying to sell became a romantic centrepiece.