Most engaged couples hope to have great weather on their wedding day and therefore get married in spring or summer. Other couples get married in autumn and the bravest pick winter.
As a London alternative wedding photographer I love shooting quirky, unconventional weddings anytime of the year. Winter weddings are said to be the trickiest weddings to shoot due to the lack of natural light. If you are familiar with the way I work you must be aware that I do not use a flash, so this is especially true for me. I usually explain my approach to prospective couples to clarify what is feasible or not in terms of non-flash photography – for example having big group shots indoors might not be the best idea. However I enjoy shooting with whatever light is available – whether natural or artificial – so I welcome the challenge of photographing a winter wedding.
If you are planning a winter wedding – I would call a winter wedding any wedding taking place from November to February – here are two important things you might want to take into consideration.
I am not a big fan of chilly weather myself so I always do my best to find suitable indoor portrait locations when shooting a winter wedding. Both the ceremony venue and the reception venue are obvious choices however the place you are getting ready at might be an option too. Scouting for photogenic locations allows me to work quickly and efficiently which is invaluable when shooting outdoor portraits in winter.
If you are planning a unconventional winter wedding and are looking for an alternative wedding photographer, check out my quirky wedding photography portfolio and get in touch! We might just be made for each other!