A winter wedding at Stoke Park Club

Sneaky Peak Stoke Park Club Winter Wedding with brooding skies

Just doing some editing on a winter wedding from Stoke Park Club in Buckinghamshire that I shot just before Xmas and this image jumped out at me.

It was already past sunset time (not that there was any chance of sun!) by the time we arrived back at Stoke Park Club from the church and I know the couple wanted some shots from down on the bridge over the lake. We jumped into two golf buggies and headed on down to the bridge as the light was fading fast. The fact the groom was wearing traditional top hat, tails and a silver topped cane got me thinking of capturing a more dramatic image using off-camera flash on a light stand triggered with PocketWizard radio triggers. I exposed for the sky and then  set my camera at two stops underexposed to give it a moody dramatic effect and chose a low camera angle and lit the couple with a burst of flash from my Canon speedlight. I love the dramatic end result and it’s a lovely contemporary image.  A winter wedding presents a different set of challenges for a wedding photographer but they also allow you to capture different sorts of images you would not normally get a chance of producing.

Technical details:
Canon 5D MK3 camera body with 24-70 f2.8 L lens set to manual at f4.0 and 1/125th sec at 400 ISO
Off camera flash speedlight 580mk2 set to quarter power manual set at 45 degrees to the camera and triggered with PocketWizard FlexTT5 triggers. Image taken at 16.40 hours and post-processed in Lightroom 5

A winter wedding at Stoke Park Club

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