So let me set the scene……. pre wedding shoot south bank of the river Thames London – backdrop the millenium eye and the houses of parliament and our groom to be was on a mission to get back to work in the city before his lunch break was over. To add to the pressure of all this Simon and Aninder were having trouble finding us as we had all never met in person before and Aninders blackberry had been left on the kitchen table at home so we had no means what so ever of getting in touch – and time was ticking away. We did pull it off and the results were great, both Simon and Aninder were so such an easy-going couple we jelled instantly. How to plan your wedding in 6 weeks… and it be a total success sounds like the title of a best-selling book but that’s exactly what events expert Aninder did… with fireworks.
A wedding with a unique difference was planned and Aninder wore a traditional English wedding dress for the day (stunning) and a traditional Asian wedding dress for the evening, colour was on the menu throughout the whole venue – Hagley Hall Birmingham – so that meant great photography opportunities from the word go and the icing on the cake was to be Simon surprise when the sun had set and total darkness had cloaked the whole grounds.
After only being based in Newark less than a year we have had Blazing hot sun, torrential rain (and flooding) and foot deep snow, a rare opportunity to photograph the Castle as it is rarely seen. I had picked up on this view of the castle whilst out walking on morning liking how the arch of the bridge framed the castle and the walkway draws you into the picture, with the added advantage of snow which bounced the light evenly lighting everything around and helping out with brightening up the archway of the bridge this was the perfect time to nip out with my camera and tripod. With a huge print from our new large format Epson printer and laminator you feel almost as if you can walk into the picture.
This is the first installment of our – images of Newark collection – taken a few months ago, the lighting was perfect but we had to wait over an hr to get this shot, it was worth it though as the firework company had back lit the window openings with colour changing lights, red was in order, I wanted the castle to look as if it was on fire so a little bit of lady luck and a keen trigger finger was necessary to capture this image just as I imagined it, fungi on the river added to the overall feel and the wind direction had to be taken into consideration – I didn’t want to be beneath the smoke because it would have blown out the sky when the rockets went off. This shot was captured with a Canon 1Ds Mark2 – 16mm – ISO800 – 0.6sec, and takes pride of place in our studio which is on the Wharf just the other side of the bridge.