wedding couple walking in the rain with umbrella with the lit castle in the background

Winter Weddings

I have built a reputation as a Top UK Winter Wedding Photographer and I LOVE being a part of weddings during this time. Long gone are the years when being a wedding photographer was a quiet job over winter. Winter weddings have been increasing in popularity for years and it’s not hard to see why. The availability of the best wedding venues and other suppliers is much more flexible in winter. Not to mention the price of them cheaper allowing you more freedom with your wedding budget.

There’s a saying ‘Fail to prepare. Prepare to fail’ and this certainly applies when planning a winter wedding. Firstly, remember it will more than likely be cold. Brides make sure that you and your bridesmaids aren’t shivering in all of the outdoor images by having something to cover your arms.

wedding couple kissing in the rain

Also, it may be muddy underfoot if you’re taking photographs on grass so brides do remember to bring alternative shoes (so you don’t trash those beautiful Jimmy Choo’s) Wedding wellies are a thing now so if you’re planning some outdoor shots on grass then I recommend you bring some.

Think about your timeline. What is happening when? With fewer daylight hours you want to be clear about what parts of your wedding take place in daylight hours and which parts after dark which takes us neatly onto lighting. Seasonal fairy lights, candles and fires can create a warm cosy feel.

A professional winter wedding photographer will know how to play with these and natural light to create atmospheric images.

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wedding couple kissing at night below the fairy light at priston mill

If the weather is really poor make sure there’s a fantastic indoor space for any portrait or group images you may want. Dramatic fireplaces or staircases or large beautifully decorated Christmas trees all make great backdrops.

Then there are sparklers! It’s a lot of fun and I always get some great photographs of the newlyweds as well as their guests. Winter does make it easier because of the sunsets earlier. In the summer the days are so long you may end up having to pay your wedding photographer more to stay later. Add to that, the later it gets the more drunk some of your guests will be. So, it’s probably not a good idea to hand them a white-hot sparkler to wave around frantically!

sparklers send off at priston mill

Lastly, a professional winter wedding photographer will know your venue and will have worked there before. Look for a wedding photographer who has shot lots of winter weddings and take a look at their work. Then you’ll know you’re in safe hands.

So, if you’re currently planning your winter wedding in Bristol, Bath, Cotswolds, Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon, Cornwall or anywhere in the UK for that matter have fun with it. And if you’re looking for an experienced winter wedding photographer then get in touch. I’d love to hear about your wedding plans…

Martin made us and our guests feel totally relaxed on the day, amazing shots and professional service throughout”

Gemma & Ashley

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Whether you’ve chosen a rustic barn celebration, castle wedding, fusion wedding, indoor or outdoor ceremony, humanist blessing to a full church service, hundreds of guests or an intimate elopement, at home or away I would love to be there and capture your story.