Another beautiful sunny day for a wedding for my 2nd time to the lovely period building at Chadderton Town Hall. It really is quiet unique what they provide for couples getting married there the entrance is yellow/ red walls and the Oak room where the service takes place is a deep red reminds me of when I was in The Hermitage in St.Petersburg Russia. Which of course brings me to our beautiful bride Natasha from Russia herself. A dancer, rock climer, model fluent in English what a woman! Ian is a very smiley character, kind and very accomodating fellow both of them couldn't do enough for the camera it was like being on a fashion shoot. Great fun for 5 hours.
Natasha's sister/ bridesmaid Olesya what a lovely lady
Above I had to use flash during this ceremony for 4 or 5 shots no one noticed. But if the people expect photographers to take wedding images facing 3 massive window's then they can expect me to keep using flash during a service here.
I love the red & gold combination - so rich
Using a 70-210 lens I love to get a few cropped angle shots like this
My fisheye lens came out at Hollingsworth Lake for a few wedding photos, the driver (must get his details Ian) kindly parked up for 20 minutes & we all had a glass of Champagne on the lawn just look at that view, reminds me of The Lake District! Again Ian & Natasha were striking every pose known to man, fabulous !!
Natasha suggested a few extra people in the shot - the bridesmaid & bestman get in on the act.
1 of Ians friend's Martin a camera/ science man brought to my attention the importance of keeping the existing colour balance and introduced a highly reflective table by kicking direct sunlight back into Natasha's face under the Blossom tree at BellaVista Restuarant . The picture would otherwise would have been bluish cast in the shade. So an invaluable lesson learnt, thanks Martin.