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,

Katie and Anthonys Rock n Roll Themed Wedding at Kenilworth Castle

Rock n Roll Vintage Wedding at Kenilworth Castle!

I first met Katie while I was exhibiting at the National Wedding Show in Birmingham last year. When she told me about her wedding plans I knew straight away that it would be an awesome wedding to shoot. Vintage cars including a Plymouth Coupe that her talented partner Anthony had restored, a rock n roll wedding dress, rustic reception, castle.. what more could I want! !!

Fast forward approximately 9 months to the wedding day and it really lived up to all the expectations and more! Katie was so welcoming and friendly when I arrived for bridal prep which made me feel right at home. Her wedding dress was rock and roll and perfect for the look and era she loves! After shooting the church service we arrived at Kenilworth Castle. It really is a majestic castle and well worth a visit. A lot of the grounds are ruins where you can visualise what it must have been like in its heyday. You can also venture inside the narrow staircases to the top for epic views. Luckily Katie and Anthony were completely in agreement about making the most of the venue and were eager to explore!

Thanks again to you both for inviting me to be a part of your epic day!