London Wedding Photography – South Downs engagement shoot
I met George and Martha several Fridays ago on a beautiful Friday evening at the end of April. Despite the early evening sunshine there was a bitter chill in the air so we were all eager to crack on. This area of the South Downs is bizarrely named Devils Dyke after the quirkiness of the dipped natural landscape. Despite the chilling weather Martha and George were naturals in front of the camera who made it look all to easy. This location as you can see is a photographers dream and as a London Wedding Photographer nothing comes close outside the Nations capital for sheer dramatic photographs, this really is a photographers dream. This high elevation is probably the highest point in the South of England so the sweeping vistas that enveloped us on all sides led to some spectacular backdrops. It certainly makes my job a whole lot easier having a stunning blank canvas in the background.
Early Evening Wedding Photography
This time of the day is often called the golden hour for most painters and photographers, the time just before Sunset where everything starts to glisten in the falling late day sun. It is especially very complimentary to skin tones which take on a life of their own. This is by far the greatest time to photograph, suddenly the location takes on the feel of a film set and ordinary shots take on a little bit of magic dust.
Stanmer House Wedding
Martha and George will be getting married in a few weeks time at Stanmer House in Sussex on a private estate on the foot of the South Downs. This relatively new venue on the wedding circuit used to be for several decades a dilapidated country manor but in recent years a vast amount of investment has been spent turning it around into an iconic venue. I shall look forward to seeing it in the flesh in a week or two.