Black and White Reportage Wedding at Hyde House, Cotswolds

I’m a big fan of black and white images so when I shoot weddings I always make sure I have a nice mix of vibrant contrasty colours as well as the smooth timeless tones of monochrome. Some scenes and environments completely suit the black and white medium, for example when you are indoors with lots of different artificial light sources. Each light source gives off a different colour temperature which can really detract from the image and play havoc with skin tones. You may be surprised to see some outdoor shots also converted. Overcast days with moody dark clouds really work in black and white, in fact pretty much any image can look awesome with great light in monochrome!

I photographed the amazing rustic wedding between Megan and Barney at Hyde House, Stow on the Wold in the beautiful Cotswolds and made sure I shot lots of black and white as the bride loves the look. I think monochrome really focuses the eye on the light and the details within. If you have never tried it why not pick up your camera and give it a go. You may be surprised with the results, I love it,

Becky & Daff celebrate their wedding in style at Stone Barn in the Cotswolds

" We loved the photos and of course had trouble choosing our favourites! We loved how unobtrusive and easy to work with you were on the day and how quickly you managed to send us our photos. We have already sent them out to all our family and friends to enjoy too!
Thank you again "

After photographing Becky and Daff on their pre wedding shoot a couple of months ago I couldn't wait to shoot their wedding at the awesome Stone Barn wedding venue in the Cotswolds. Bridal pre was at Bourton on the Water, a delightful chocolate box village just outside Cheltenham. It was certainly a wedding I won't forget in a while, the main reason being I've never seen a bride and groom grab their guitars and entertain the guests by rocking out a few tunes..Amazing!! :-)

Alice and Alex - English Country Garden Wedding in the Chocolate Box Cotswold Village of Burford

Last summer the gorgeous chocolate box village of Burford located on the edge of the Cotswolds and West Oxfordshire played host to the wedding of Alice and Alex! A marquee was erected in the back garden of Alices mum house with the plan to have the actual wedding ceremony outside in the garden, Due to the unpredictable British summer and a heavy downpour the ceremony was moved into the marque. It didn't make any difference at all to the atmosphere and mood as everyone was too busy having a good time to notice the change!

The day was so relaxed, full of joy and happiness, it felt more like one big party than a wedding! I love weddings like this where everyone is in one location. Instead of thinking about driving and the logistics of getting to different venues they can concentrate on just enjoying the occasion! Despite the rain on the day there was plenty of scope for pictures..we just had to be quick! :-)