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Winter Wedding photography

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Winter Wedding Photography

Priestfields wedding photography

Winter is a popular time of year for many couples to get married, over the years I've noticed it become more and more popular.

Im a huge fan of the Christmas season and I think you would agree there is something really special about this time of year from the cosy fires, twinkly lights, candles and food thats usually off the radar in the warmer months. It is also a great time of the year for photography and can produce some of the most dramatic sunsets! the light at golden hour in the can also be some of the most striking you’ll see all year.

A huge consideration for winter weddings is your ceremony time and the available light after the ceremony to make sure you can get great photos before the light drops. On average you can expect a two hour window from the time you tie the knot till the wedding breakfast so its worth considering the following; at least 30 minutes for a civil ceremony will leave you around an hour and a half to enjoy drinks with your guests and enough time for your group and portrait photography. In the winter months on an overcast day the light quality can be very poor  so its key to make sure timings are considered if you want the best from your photography.

Here are a few tips and things to consider, to help maximise your wedding photography experience:

1. Consider your ceremony time

To utilise the natural light for your group and daytime portraits then your ceremony really needs to be finished by about 1.30pm.  

2. Allow for travel time

It is important to think about any travel time between venues in the winter months, roads can be twice as busy and with the light dropping at roughly 3pm any travel from a separate ceremony location will eat into what we have left before dark.

3. Wrap up warm

When the light drops so will the temperature so its worth bringing some extra layers. If you do want to go outside for some photographs it’s great to be able to pop your coat on in between photos, I will always encourage you to come outside for some photos and for some of my couples these shots have been some of their faves! It may sound horrific but a touch or drizzle or snow can make for some amazing photos! be prepared and be a little brave! it's so worth it when you look back at your photographs.