Pollokshields Burgh Hall Wedding – Sam and Marina
I’ve had some absolutely amazing weddings to photograph this year but Sam and Marina’s Pollokshields Burgh Hall wedding was certainly one of the very nicest, and the most beautiful. I happened to bump into Sam’s mother, Rowena, every now and again at art exhibition openings in Glasgow and she mentioned that Sam and Marina were getting married. One thing led to another and, before I knew it, I found myself in the wonderful position of being their wedding photographer!
Many things made this day great from a photography point of view but one in particular helped me to capture their day for them exactly how they wanted – they actually had a strong vision of how they wanted their pictures to look and they met with me to discuss their ideas. A simple concept you might think but in reality this was only one of a handful of weddings where clients have asked me if I can edit their images to suit their wedding style. The wedding was in September and there was definitely an autumnal theme to the day so they wanted all of their photographs to look very warm and a bit darker than usual. I did a few tests before the wedding and we settled on a look that they liked. One point with mentioning is that they weren’t too bothered about black and white photographs so there aren’t any – I really do like the warmer, darker look but I still miss my lovely monochrome images. I spent a while editing some of my black and white India photographs to compensate.
I also got to work with a supplier whom I have admired ever since I first saw her amazing work, Barbara from Wild Flower Workshop. I am a keen gardener and, obviously, love flowers and her style of floristry is, I think, very natural and loose and really lets the beauty of the flowers do their thing. I absolutely loved them all and in particular Marina’s Ukrainian vinok (the wreath on her head) was just stunning.
Sam and Marina’s Pollokshields Burgh Hall wedding day started, just after a torrential downpour, with a first-look. Sam hid around the corner, using all of his focus to fight the temptation to turn around, while Marina walked around to meet him. It was a lovely, and emotional, moment to capture and got me used to taking photographs of what was, essentially, a day of them kissing each other. A lot. Not that I am complaining, they were a joy to photograph and their love and affection for each other was plain to see. I even got introduced to the hugely competitive game of Corn Hole.
Thanks for letting me share your wedding photographs guys – I really appreciate it!