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Documentary Wedding Photography

Another one of my 100 best of 2016 explained.



The Ashes Wedding Venue

This picture is from Amy and Craig’s wedding at The Ashes Wedding Venue in Endon. I didn’t take a lot of bridal prep pictures for Amy as she didn’t want a lot of that part of her day captured. But once she got into her dress Amy wanted me to come in and capture the last parts of prep. I’m really glad she did because I really like this picture. I think this picture encapsulates how much fun Amy had on her wedding day. Before the ceremony it can be quite a nervous time for the bride but Amy was more excited than nervous and this full blown belly laugh really helps to portray that.

Natural Smiles and Laughter

You often get it where people don’t like pictures of themselves, I hate any picture with me in it. But pictures aren’t often not for the subject themselves – but instead for their family and friends. Amy’s family and friends who weren’t in the Old Dairy getting ready with her don’t get to see these moments. A full blown belly laugh showing true emotion just before Amy got married to Craig. It doesn’t have to be a set up perfect Kodak moment, I look at this picture and it makes me smile every time. That’s good enough for me. So I chose this picture because it perfectly sums up how Amy was feeling before she got married and it makes me feel happy when I look at it.



I think the reflection in the mirror helps to give the picture some context, we can see more of the dress and we can see Amy holding her dress up so it brings us to the realisation that this is most likely during the moment her bridesmaids are dressing her. The final preparations before the ceremony starts.

You can see more of my 2016 best of here. Or watch the slideshow below

best of 2016 from Joe Scrivens on Vimeo.

The following suppliers all helped Amy and Craig to have a fantastic day.

Topiary Tree Florist
Pollys Vintage Parlour
Up Close Videography
Sound Solutions DJ
Retro Me UK Photobooth
Deborah Peake Vintage China Hire
Urban Coiffeur Hairdressers
Beautify Beauty Salon Makeup
The Strawberry Bakery Cake