I’ve just been looking back over the Stuart Homer Photography wedding archive covering the last seven years and the 44 weddings I’ve photographed to date.
That’s roughly six weddings each year, which is almost perfect, because it means we can treat each one as an entirely personal piece of work. There’s no danger that things just become a featureless production line where one wedding merges into another. That’s really important because our whole ethos is that every client and their requirements are unique.
I’ve been thinking about some of the amazing venues we’ve worked in over the years. We’ve photographed a wedding on the shores of a Scottish loch and more recently deep inside the wine cellar of a castle in Cheshire and a floating platform in a nature reserve. On top of that, dozens of amazing hotels, manor houses, churches and registry offices.
One of the aspects I love is being able to see and capture unique parts of the day which sometimes go all but unnoticed. One of the biggest such moments is catching that first glimpse of the venue all dressed and ready for the perfect day. The Bride and often the Groom never get to see the empty venue and t’s great to be able to freeze that moment for them.
Of course Wedding photography is all about freezing moments in time. Often I’m with the wedding party for 12-15 hours on the big day, not to mention having met and got to know the couple in the months of planning. As a result, a close bond and friendship develops over that time, resulting in a warmth and trust which really shows through in the images that result.
There are some really unique and amazing venues out there – with our half century of weddings coming up, I’m really looking forward to seeing more of them. I’d love to discuss your unique requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact me today for a free informal discussion about how I can capture your big day, whatever your venue.