Wedding photography ‘Behind the image’ – Day 4

Over the next 5 days we will be writing a blog for each of our 5 images that recently featured on an American blog dedicated to beautiful images of beautiful brides. We were fortunate enough to have 5 photos of 5 different brides. So we thought it might be a great idea to write a little bit about each image so you can get an idea of how your photographer thinks, works, reacts and uses their surroundings, composition, light etc to create an image that hopefully you will love and treasure for ever.

Our image today is Tory’s favourite of the five photos; taken in April of this year at the beautiful venue The Vale Royal Abbey; a golfing venue set in the Cheshire countryside.

I am a huge fan of frames within frames and concentrate most of my creativity on composition. This is the basis behind today’s image of Hannah. A simple but effective composition was achieved by numerous interior frames, the first is by placing Hannah in the centre of the picture (usually a big no no!) the surrounding bannisters and the ceiling are a broad frame, the second ¬†interior frame is achieved by using the dado rail above Hannah’s head and the surrounding banisters, and halves the image thus placing Hannah at the top of the frame. All of the banisters then act as lead-in lines drawing the viewer’s eye towards our beautiful bride Hannah.

Simple frames, a classic pose by our bride and an effective direction of light (again with our fantastic pocket wizards) create an image that is thought provoking and break some traditional and stale photos you see so often.

The full wedding blog can be read by clicking here.

Vickerstaff Photography  Cheshire and the North West wedding photographer. All copyrights reserved 2011.

 

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