One of the most important things for me during the planning of my wedding was to secure a brilliant photographer. I love photos and I had been a regular stalker of Newton Photography for quite a few years before the wedding and it was an amazing feeling to finally be able to book Jon for our special day.
I had really fallen in love with his reportage style and with the day flying by the way it did, it was really lovely to be able to look through our photos and see so many special moments captured.
Jon was fantastic throughout the whole process. Booking was easy and stress free and a couple of weeks before the big day, we had a great chat on the phone and went through the style of the wedding and the kind of shots we were looking for.
On the day, Jon was snapping away when I arrived. He was really professional and lovely and a lot of our guests commented on how great he was.
As he says on his website, he tries to melt into the background and take candid photos of guests when they don’t even realise. It really gives the photos a story book quality.
Instead of being faced with the impossible task of having to choose a set number of photos, Jon provides a dvd of edited and print ready photos and also a dvd of all the photos he takes on the day, unedited. He also provides a copyright waiver so you are free to obtain prints of the images yourself.
I have also been meaning to include the photography of Steve Gerrard. He is based in Birmingham and I fell in love with his photos, particularly when I saw his photos for the wedding of Tori and Victor.
Obviously I was attracted to the stunning purple wedding dress (looks like it might be a creation of Uptight Clothing), but I really loved the softness and intimacy of the photos.
Edit 28/07/2012 – it was by Uptight: http://www.uptight-clothing.co.uk/Real%20Life%20Brides/RLgownsFrameset.htm
He’s obviously very keen on the alternative scene and I think you can tell when someone has a passion in their subject.
Absolutely gorgeous photos to treasure forever.
Viona Ielegems produces stunning gothic fairytale photos. Here’s a selection of her bride photos!
Check out her gorgeous website for more, including gothic and fairytale photos.
I’m a really big fan of her photos based on myths, legends and fairytales, but she has also produced gorgeous and intimate wedding photos.