Every now and then I get asked to cover a reception for a couple that got married abroad. This can be a fun experience, as the couple are often a lot more relaxed after the big day, but it can also be a bit challenging as their wedding slideshow has them cavorting in blue skied paradise, while you have to cope with a windy night in Inverkip.
The Chartroom at Inverkip is a nice venue for a small wedding reception, but does not lend itself well to photo opportunities in inclement weather or at night. Luckily there was the occasional break in the clouds and the close quarters at the venue meant that Claire didn't mind getting a breath of very fresh air outside.
The secret to party pictures is not to worry about an occasional blur or interloping shoulder, it's to capture the moments, real reportage. Sure there's some technique involved, but it's being in the righ place at the right time that really counts.
So I may be a little quiet and slow to respond to correspondence next week as I enjoy the Largs Viking Festival as a viking in the village. Though I'm making the most of my day off on Tuesday next week to photograph a play and visit a hotel for a future shoot.
And something I'm quite pleased to be able to share. I'll be attending a Wedding Fayre or two over the next couple of months. One in particular will be a stand out occasion, as we perform a live bridal shoot during the Fayre! http://www.theputechan.co.uk will be the location for this grand adventure on 19th October! If you're in the Kintyre area, do come along and watch the spectacle, check out the hotel and discuss plans with the other suppliers that will also be there and showing their wares as part of the big shoot!.