Abi and Mikes Wat Tyler Park Wedding

Abi and Mike booked me to provide their Wat Tyler Park Wedding Photography after we had met at the venue last year. Wat Tyler Country Park offers a lovely historic barn for the ceremony and is surrounded by beautiful countryside and gardens.

Your Day Your Way

Abi didn’t want bridal preparations so my day started with capturing guests arriving for the Wat Tyler Park Wedding ceremony and photographing Mike and the guys. I will often tailor my full day collection to suit what my couples request so if there are certain parts of the day you don’t want to be covered that’s absolutely no problem at all.

Wat Tyler Park Wedding Photography in the Beautiful Gardens

For the couple session, Abi and Mike decided to take the walk through the gardens to the Green Centre where they were had their wedding breakfast. This gave us plenty of opportunities to get some amazing couple photographs, Abi and Mike had told me they where keen to get lots of photographs which are always words I love to hear so during the half-hour we had I managed to get them a fantastic mix of different styles. The conditions on the day were challenging, extremely bright midday sun, but this is why booking a professional wedding photographer is really important, being able to control this intense light requires a lot of skill and something I have developed over many years. When you know how to work the lighting conditions to your advantage the results achieved are really mind-blowing.

My Signature Creative Night Wedding Photography

Having spoken to Abi and Mike about all the images they wanted I had been given a couple of must-have images. One was a shot that incorporates the train line to make it look like a steam train was coming. Being a creative wedding photographer, this really got me thinking, I wanted to use smoke to emulate the steam from a steam train. This just left the problem how can I make it look like a train is coming, to do this I used two remotely triggered off-camera speedlights to create the effect of the train’s headlights.

The other special request was a sparkler image where the couples surname was written with the sparklers, I worked out that I needed about 10 seconds to give Mikes’s brother and the bridesmaids enough time to write the letters. I then needed to freeze Mike and Abi, but how do you keep them perfectly still for 10 seconds? A little bit of photography magic later I pulled off the photograph completely in-camera with no photoshopping. The evening photography session didn’t stop there, we continued to get a few more night wedding photographs before Abi and Mike headed back to the dance floor where they had some amazing Ceilidh dancing.

A thoroughly enjoyable wedding to photograph for a lovely couple.

If you are looking for a Wat Tyler Country Park Wedding Photographer I’d love to hear from you and discuss all the special images you would love.

James is an Essex based wedding photographer covering the UK and beyond.

Offering wedding images that tell your story with a creative edge.

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