Part Two – It’s all about them

Some feedback I hear often from my clients is how much they enjoy the photos I take of their wedding guests and families.

They tell me how it’s great to see behind the scenes at their own wedding.  It’s fun for them to look back through all the parts of their wedding day that most of the time they were not even aware were happening.

As a bride and groom your attention is often taken up with trying to ensure that you speak to as many guests as you can.  But of course the rest of your wedding guests are busy enjoying themselves in the background.  On a wedding day I’m working hard to make sure that I try and capture as much of the atmosphere as possible.  I try and divide my time between the bride and groom and taking as many photographs of the wedding guests as I can.

To take great photos of the guests a wedding photographer needs to be close in with the action.  It’s easy to pick off headshots from the sidelines with a long lens but this kind of photography tends to leave me a little cold and the photos often look like they could have been taken anywhere.

I prefer to integrate myself into the crowd which puts people more at ease and often leads to wedding guests assuming I’m a friend of the bride and groom.  I like to think I get more natural photos as a result.

Here’s 100 of my best wedding guests photos appearing on my blog in 2018.

dog at a cley windmill wedding in Norfolk a tearful father of the bride wedding guests look for their seat on the table plan groomsmen look through their duties for the day bride and groom hug their guests at their norfolk wedding wedding guests sniff each other! the brides sister has an emotional moment outside the church a horse tries to eat a wedding guests buttonhole wedding guests waiting in church a wedding guests spills champagne on herself a page boy suspended upside down singing waiters at a hedsor house wedding a groom kisses a wedding guest wedding guests playing rounders at a godwick barn wedding wedding guests shoot confetti cannons at me the best mens speech wedding guests talking in the summer sunshine the groomsmen play darts before a godwick barn wedding the father of the bride has a moment during his speech the bride reflected in a guests glasses at aldeburgh yacht club a wedding guest checks her look at hedsor house wedding guests at the evening outside bar wedding guests on a routemaster bus wedding guests at a hengrave hall wedding the mother of the bride through the bridesmaid dresses final dress checks by the bridesmaids a bridesmaid helps the bride with her dress wedding guests take photos at a bluebell vineyard wedding the brides sister laughs during her speech guests take photos at a hedsor house wedding guests at a pennard house wedding speeches at an aldeburgh yacht club wedding the groom and a guest share a look at trafalgar tavern the bridemaids walk down the aisle at hedsor house guests dancing at a godwick hall wedding the brides son poses during the preparations blowing bubbles ata godwick barn wedding wedding guests playing jenga at a hengrave hall wedding guests raise a toast at hedsor house a wedding guest hugging the bride a guest spots me during a pennard house church wedding duelling wedding guests at a norfolk marquee wedding the father of the bride in disguise best men laugh at their own speech bridal selfie at bluebell vinyard a flower girl walks the aisle at a suffolk wedding guests toast the bride the best man hits the dancefloor in the sperry tent the brides family look on at a gressenhall museum wedding speeches at an aldeburgh yacht club wedding children throw confetti at a trafalgar tavern wedding wedding guests dance at hedsor house the groom and his guests at a framlingham wedding the brides mother helps a bridesmaid with her dress the brides father sees his daughter for the first time children in the wedding car wedding guests at pennard house the brides family at a norwich castle wedding wedding guests fooling around with spoons wedding guests on the dancefloor at an aldeburgh wedding fireworks at hedsor house wedding guests with the marquee in the background double yawns from a baby and her grandmother a bridesmaid peers out from the bathroom wedding guests dancing at a bluebell vineyard wedding the couples son on the dancefloor at a maidens barn wedding wedding guests under a summer sky the groom feeds a guest marshmallows at godwick barn the groom poses with his guests bride and groom look at their wedding guests at godwick hall wedding guests dancing at godwick hall a bridemaid tears up on seeing the bride in her dress wedding guests posing at an aldeburgh wedding lifting up the flower girl at a cley windmill wedding a bridesmaid looks on in aldeburgh church the bride shows off her ring at a pennard house wedding laughing outside an old buckenham church wedding a bride and her guests take a selfie at hengrave hall selfies at a godwick barn wedding guest selfies at pennard house the brides mother and father toast at maidens barn time to leave eyes forward at an assembly house wedding guests pull faces at godwick hall the groom lends a hand at a suffolk marquee wedding bride and groom pose for photos outside the church at hengrave hall wedding guests sing at an oxfordshire wedding high fives at a hengrave hall wedding guests dancing at a marquee wedding wedding guests dancing at a hedsor house wedding wedding guests raise their glasses marshmallow moustache at godwick barn wedding guests at aldeburgh yacht club facepalm from the grandmother wedding guest in a tree at pennard house guests chat at hedsor house wedding guests pose for photos at bluebell vineyard wedding guests dance at hedsor house wedding guests dance at a suffolk marquee wedding

 

If you enjoyed this post why not take a look at Part 1: It’s all about you – some of my favourite bride and groom photos from 2018

or Part 3: Setting the scene – all the little wedding details