Through out my years as a wedding photographer I’ve shot in every season, in every corner of the UK (and beyond).
The summer season is always one that I really look forward to. Whilst there is often no actual differentiation between what may constitute a summer and spring wedding, I always see the arrival of the outside field games as my unofficial symbol that summer weddings have began.
Most of us won’t play croquet regularly, or try and win on a giant connect four, or move out of the way when a huge Jenga tower collapses. But it seems weddings are often a good opportunity for these experiences…..
I love it, and I love photographing it. I’ll often try and shoot with a different angle or from a different perspective – to try and give a bit more impact to the events unfolding.
I love this image from a recent wedding in Rock, Cornwall where the croquet was out in force.
In fairness to the guests, I got the distinct impression that many of them were actually familiar with the game and the rules.
Its always fun though and I like this image not only because of the game, but also the striking colours and the context of the scene being set with lawn and background.
Whilst a lot of my work is black and white wedding photography, I always shoot images where colour is an important factor of the picture, in colour.
And I think this is a fun, colourful and very British wedding picture.
I hope you like it too.
- Camera: Fujifilm X70
- Lens: WCL-X70 (14mm)
- ISO: 200
- Exposure: 1/550th second at f/8
- Flash: Did not fire