My last wedding photography of 2017 couldn't have been at a more beautiful reception venue - The Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool. Stunning Victorian ironwork, white paint and beautiful venue dressing ensure that Rebecca and Matt's wedding was great fun for me. Most importantly, however, they were a wonderful couple to work with and their guests were ever so kind.
The biggest challenge in terms of doing the wedding photography was time. With separate hotel, church and reception venues, there was more driving than usual and this meant I had to work very quickly and efficiently. Winter days are of course short and this meant making the most of our time at The Palm House, Sefton, to produce the wedding photos I knew they'd be hoping for.
The Bride and Groom had selected beautifully themed colours and I wanted to ensure that this was felt in the body of images I sent to them. This meant working over groups of images to ensure that the feel was harmonious and the colours and tones played off each other beautifully. Here are a couple of example screen shots showing what I was looking at when I made selections of images to adjust colour and tone. Considering that The Palm House, Sefton, is full of green plants, this presented some additional challenges.
Rebecca and Matt had an eye for detail and wanted to make sure that their efforts were beautifully recorded for them to look back on many years from now. These paper flowers were hand made, from pages taken from Alice In Wonderland.
As the light faded, I continued shooting the exterior of The Palm House to capture that beautiful moment when the lighting of the interior and structure glows, when set against the last drops of daylight. I shot until well into the night, but that's for another time!