Some days you just have to create your own sunshine...

We’re wedding photographers, but we became wedding photographers because we love making pictures , we did that before the business began and will still be doing it decades from now! That love of photography and a creative itch means we’re constantly working hard and teaching ourselves new techniques to bring you beautiful images of your wedding day. When wedding season stops, we keep going.

When we sit down with potential clients and share our portfolio, everyone loves what we call 'golden hour' (sunset or sunrise when the light is warm and low on the horizon) it’s one of the most beautiful settings for photos that natural light can produce. Unfortunately (as the title may suggest) this only lasts for an hour or so and sometimes never happens at all! The busy timeline of a wedding through UK seasons means you can't always fit plans around it.

So we set ourselves a challenge - to produce sunshine! Defeating the typical grey English day, we can turn golden hour off and on for our clients. Yesterday, we ventured out into a cold bleak January landscape with our brave and beautiful friend Jade. We spent some time in a very grey overcast setting trying different light combinations until we hit a formula we liked and can apply to our couples big days. The first image below on the left shows you the true light on the day, completely unedited (note the tripod in the pic!) the rest of the images show you what we created with a little flash and some thought. Of course it’s not going to be practical to shoot 350+pictures with artificial sunshine, but for the portraits and special shots, we have another tool to make your day special.