It may be a trait of a creative but as a photographer I am always striving to improve my work, always critiquing my own work, thinking about what I can do better the next time.
So this quiet time before busy wedding session starts up again was the perfect time for a bunch of us photographers to get together and test some techniques for wedding morning bride portraits-thanks to the lovely model Colette O'Neill.
I put ALOT of emphasis on making time for the bride's portrait in the morning. The morning is such a special, exciting time. This portrait captures the bride immediately after having hair and make-up applied (before the tears/sweat move your make-up!).
This is also a special moment of calmness, a moment for the bride to compose herself and take a little breather before she leaves for the wedding ceremony.
I am a big fan of using natural light where possible on a wedding day, I want to work on a personal level uninterrupted by electronic flashes and equipment.
A few tips for getting the most out of your wedding portraits
-Have a place in mind for your photos, ideally a room with good light (big windows).
-Clear any clutter from the room to make it easier to shoot all angles.
-Allow yourself some privacy. Wedding mornings are usually busy with people running around, allow yourself 5 quiet minutes where you close the door and get your portraits done in peace.
-Feel beautiful! You have just spent the morning being beautified by experts to make your look gorgeous-now embrace it!!
Dresses:Marie Curie - Belmont Road https://www.facebook.com/MarieCurieNorthernIreland
Makeup: Leigh Alexandra Dickson https://www.facebook.com/LAPMUA
Hair: Joanne at https://www.facebook.com/LoungeNI
Floral Bouquet: Wild Thing https://www.facebook.com/wearewildthing