It's been a while now since I posted anything with any substance. I'm right in the thick of wedding season at the moment and for the next three months it seems my personal life is on hold :)
It means there's a huge back log of weddings and pictures to show and today I'm getting to the first of them. I've no idea when I'll get to show the next one but the last three or four weddings, particularly the editing, have all been about developing my 2013 style. Wedding photography styles have shifted in the past year and while I do want to keep up and create pictures that follow the trend I also can't completely ignore my own style.
So the latest weddings have all been about the post processing styles. First of all is Ryan and Michelle's wedding at the Upper house in Barlaston. It feels like ages ago I shot for these guys, but it was probably only a month or two ago. I love this family. Loads of characters and a lot of banter made a wonderful day and a lively party.
I decided to play with the blacks for this set. As usual, I do my best to find inspiration from overseas and this style is often used in the cities in America and a little bit of Australia. It's about adding a little bit of grey to the neutrals and the blacks creating this really cool, hazy detail in the shadows. I really like the effect and it may take a more prominent role in some of my weddings in the future :)