Winter Wedding Photography

January 24, 2016  •  2 Comments

By Paul Rogers

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Winter Wedding Photography Can Be a Tricky Business

The low light levels during the Winter can make things particularly hard even for modern cameras and lenses to perform in. There is always flash, or adding in additional light, like the LED light I've used in the picture above, and this works well in certain situations where it's not going to be a distraction to the subjects. But generally, the kind of natural, documentary wedding photography that I specialise in is much better in natural, available light. That way, I can keep some of the ambiance and atmosphere in the photo without altering the scene or moment.

Planning for your Photography

It's crucial to think about the timing of your ceremony when planning your winter wedding - you'll need enough time to leave a little light in the sky after the ceremony, to capture some of the ambiance in the photography. Think about adding in some light if needed - fairy lights and candles make great light for photographing in, with lots of low intensity lights spreading the light and softening any shadows. The quality of light is also important. Having a few strong spotlights dotted around a reception room may produce enough light, but it will be incredibly harsh directly below it, and unflattering for anyone photographed in its glare. Likewise, strongly coloured uplighters around the edge of a dimly lit room will not result in great pictures.

Have a quick look through some of these low light Winter wedding photographs, all of which were taken this Autumn or Winter after dusk in the UK. By using fast, prime lenses and understanding the light, I'm able to work in really low light and still capture the atmosphere of a Winter wedding. If you're in the planning stages of your wedding, and like the look of this kind of natural wedding photography, please head over to the contact page to request some pricing information and availability.

To see some more Winter wedding photography, check out some of these weddings:

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Comments

David Burke(non-registered)
Great post Paul. Found the LED panel light to be invaluable at my trickiest wedding yet - December, 4:15PM confetti in the dark. Just gave it that little bit of a kick but didn't make it look like the middle of the day.
Kelly(non-registered)
Sparkling wedding pictures with so much fun. Congratulations to beautiful couple on their big day. Have a happy married life ahead.
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