I consider myself to be an experienced wedding photographer based in the Nottingham & Derby area. I've been fortunate enough to travel around the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire area and share many special moments with bride and grooms who have entrusted me with their wedding photography.
I pride myself on having a modern, clean and contemporary style of photography and I am often booked for my dramatic "Wow!" portraits which I create using the latest off camera flash techniques.
However, one of the things I often teach my students is that just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
What I mean by that is just because I can use flash, doesn't mean I should always use flash.
Natural light is very flattering and whilst in the Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire areas, it may not always be sunny. Sometimes we are blessed with amazing light. When that happens we should use it!
For this particular photograph, I wanted a very simple elegant portrait of Gemma who got married at the Nottinghamshire Golf and Country club. With such a gorgeous backdrop and such a beautiful bride. No flash was necessary at all.
This bridal portrait was taken in less than ten seconds. I simply asked Gemma to hold the corner of her cathedral length veil, look down at it and smile. That was it. Simple, effective.
I am known for my dramatic sky wedding portraits and it is often what I share on social media. In reality I do use natural light a lot.
In my opinion, the best wedding photographers understand where good light can be found and they leverage it.
If you are planning a wedding at the Nottinghamshire Golf & Country club in Cotgrave, Nottingham then do visit their website below.
Claire and her experienced team of wedding coordinators will be happy to show you around and explain why the Nottinghamshire is one of the county's leading wedding venues.
Location: Derby UK.