WEDDINGS

The Festive Issue: 3 Winter Wedding Photography Tips

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Happy Christmas b.loved readers! Not long to go now…

I love shooting winter weddings, they’re such cosy, family affairs!  This time of year makes some fun opportunities for your wedding photos too, from festive details to twinkly fairy lights, so for those of you planning winter weddings this year or next, here are my three simple tips to ensure your photos look magical!

1. lighting

That lovely hour of glowing sunlight you want for your wedding portraits will be much earlier in the winter months – around 3pm – so it’s extra important to think about the timing of your day.  Plan a late morning ceremony, so you can make the most of the light afterwards, or take the non-traditional route and do a ‘first-look’ before your ceremony giving you time for your couple and family portraits and more time to celebrate later!

2. locations

Make the most of  interesting ambient lighting and cozy parts of your winter wedding venue. Fairly lights make a great backdrop and then  outdoors: wintertime settings – interesting trees, wooden barn doors and snow if there is any! Remember to take a warm bolero or shrug with you to add that wintery, cosy touch to your outdoor portraits.

3. colours

Warm, golden tones create glowing portraits. If you have a fairly neutral palette,  introduce splashes of colour to your photos with little details like bright red berries or sparkly baubles to tell your Christmas wedding story.

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Photography: Anneli Marinovich // Styling: b.loved

Louise

After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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