If you've had a look through our gallery and recent weddings pages you will have noticed that I like to spend the majority of your wedding day mingling amongst your guests, blending in to make sure that I capture all of the little moments to really give a feel of what your day is all about.

At certain points of the day I also make sure that I take the couple aside for a short time so that we can make some nice portraits of you together. I'm always on the look out for the opportunity to create something a bit different, that will make your images stand out and get a "Wow!"

The first picture of Rosie and Mark below was taken at Belfast City Hall after their wedding ceremony. I managed to find some nice window light in the corridor and spent five minutes to create a few portraits.

I then thought about how I could use lighting to change the scene to make an image that would make them say "Wow". I placed a couple of flashes behind Rosie and Mark, using the reflection of the marble floor and the white ceiling to bounce the light from them, and adjusted the settings of my camera and this next picture was the result (click on the image to make it full screen)

People often ask me if I use Photoshop to create these kind of pictures, and my answer is always no (we don't even have it!) I like to show the couple the image displayed on the back of the camera, as I often get a "WOW" as what they can see around them bears no resemblance to the picture on the back of the camera. I love these kind of shots because they give couples something a little bit special that they will hopefully hang on the wall of their home, and it also makes me feel a bit like a magician when I reveal the picture we've created at the time!

If you'd like me to try and make you say "wow" on your wedding day please get in touch with us!

For the camera geeks out there these shots were taken on a Fuji XT1 with XF35mm f1.4 lens, 2 x Yongnuo YN560III speedlights triggered with a YN560TX, settings - Shutter speed 1/180, aperture F4, ISO 200 with a tungsten white balance on the colour image, post processing in Lightroom (colour correction, dodging/burning only with a tiny bit of cloning on background distractions)

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