For this weeks blog we are going to look at the day of a Winter wedding photographer in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scotland. So how can winter wedding photographers in Scotland adapt to the new climate. How does the winter wedding differ from other weddings and how can event photographers in Scotland turn the weather to their advantage. Now the photos on this blog were from the last wedding I photographed a few weeks ago. Not full on winter but the start and we were fairly lucky with the weather to be honest. So for winter wedding photographers in Scotland, I thought I would look at how a winter wedding can greatly differ from one held throughout the summer, spring or event early autumn. Here are some wedding photos from my sister website at www.colinwrightphotography.co.uk. Colin Wright Photography, Edinburgh and Glasgow corporate and event photographer | Wedding Photographer Edinburgh Glasgow and Scotland.
Top tips for winter wedding photographers in Scotland.
- Wear appropriate clothing, take waterproofs, umbrellas and a thick jacket. Remember, this is Scotland.
- Make sure you have a lot of low light gear ie fast lenses, cameras that operate well in low light and more than one flashgun.
- Plan to take your outdoor photos quicker than you would with a summer wedding. You do not want the bride freezing and standing about for too long. Plan more indoor photography. The couple will look better if they are not grimacing in the cold. This is also true for all types of outdoor portrait and event photography in Scotland. The attached link also provides further advice for winter weddings. 23 Tips for Successfully Shooting Winter Wedding Photography – ShootDotEdit
- Know exactly when you will lose light and plan accordingly. This can be 3.30pm in parts of Scotland in the winter.
- Make use of the weather. If it has been snowing, get some images with the landscape at its best. Wind can be used to portray movement of the bridal dress. These are just some areas that can be used to your advantage.
- Know the venue inside out. It is far more important that you have clear and precise knowledge of the venue, as you will be using the interior more than a summer wedding. You may get away with photographing an entire wedding, except the opening dances, outdoors in the summer, but this will not be the case in the winter. This is even more challenging nowadays with less weddings taking place in beautiful churches. You will have to make the best of the interior used for the ceremony, no matter what it looks like. Here are some other wedding photos from this year, making the best of our great outdoor landscape in Scotland. Blog Archives – Colin Wright Photography (edinburghphotographer.com)
- Practice you flash and tripod shooting and find at least one indoor area to take portrait photos.
So, hope that helps. Just remember, outdoor wedding photography is very different from the indoor variety in both the type of photographs you will take and the general role you will play as a photographer on the day.