One of the interesting things about being a wedding photographer in the UK is you encounter all sorts of weather conditions. This wedding day had started out very, very cold with a blanket of snow covering everything at home but fortunately by the time we took these later in the day at Rother Valley Country Park the snow had gone but it was still very, very cold! We will always try to have a few minutes with the bride and groom following the wedding ceremony. This allows us to capture some pictures of the happy couple together on their wedding day as well as it being a good opportunity for the couple to be able to relax together. We usually try to take the pictures following the wedding ceremony and before the couple return to the rest of their guests for the wedding breakfast. At this point they having got one of the major parts of the day out of the way but still with many things left to do.
As well as the speeches there is the first dance still to do. We have seen all sorts of first dances from the very nervous couples to the full choreographed routines copied from something seen on the internet. It doesn't really matter what the dance is, how well you perform at it, most grooms particularly are very nervous and apprehensive but they always turn out in the end.
From our point of view we like to see a happy couple but certainly from my point of view I never know how the dance has gone, I'm 100% concentrating on getting as many images of the event as I can to provide as much choice the happy couple after the event!Keywords: bride & groom portrait (135), bride and groom together (276), kiss (51), Rother Valley Country Park (12). 1/160; f/2.8; ISO 560; 125.0 mm.