SPOT THE BUTTERFLY
I got to spend the day with the amazing Danielle & Tom a little while ago for their wedding at All Hallows Church in Kirkburton followed by the beautiful Northorpe Hall in Mirfield. After a spectacularly fun church ceremony we headed over to the wooden beam filled beauty that is Northorpe for some portraits amidst the onion laden vegetable patches & eclectic walls.
& as everyone knows Shutter Go Click bloody loves a good wall!
A special mention must also go to Danielle's Grandad who let these guys use his incredible vintage car for the day. Holy moly just look at that red leather interior! Boom!
Oh yeah & as the title says. Can you spot the photobombing butterfly strolling into shot trying to steal the couples thunder? "LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME!"
Here's to the awesome Tom & Danielle & a lifetime of memories framed.
SHUTTER GO... LOST & FOUND ~ DANIELLE & TOM
It's that time of the week again where I delve into my most recent wedding to find a couple of moments that didn't make the previews. Those lost & found photographs that perhaps wouldn't have otherwise made into view of your glorious eye ballery.
This first image is one of Danielle, Tom & their AWESOME bridal party over at Northorpe Hall in Mirfield. The venue had such a cool little allotment with some of the BIGGEST ONIONS I have ever seen! No that isn't a euphamism. Just look at them!
So like the many layers of an onion I wanted this image to represent the peeling away of vulnerability, the layers upon layers of the couples emotions & feelings towards each other... Hang on... You believed me didn't you?... Yes indeed I'm talking the words of a CRAZY PERSON FROM CRAZY TOWN... I shot it because... Wait a minute... Are you sitting down?.. Because it looked pretty. Yep there I said it, I went & clicked that GLORIOUS button & set up these GLORIOUS people in that GLORIOUS spot because it simply looked badass. No meaning. No hidden emotional layers. Just sheer visual badassery.
Is this a dig in jest at the overly pretentious creatives applying meaning to imagery that was never intended when they clicked the button. Perhaps.
But what I am really trying to say is that if you took a photograph because it looked pretty... Guess what?... That's ok too.
The second image I adore from this wedding is one of Tom's mum who during the speeches was understandably emotional. In just a fleeting moment shot with a 35mm lens kneeling by the head table. I actually think the intial glance was more of a "Bugger off with that camera in my face" But that turned out to be more honest emotion than I would have ever thought could come from been in such close proximity.
It may not be fancy compositionally or editing wise. But it more importantly marks how I have been approaching much of my unposed style this year. By getting even closer. Swooping around the venue like a graceful emotional vulture (Please note: Actual real life appearance may be more akin to a Hippo on roller skates sweating prefusely) & telling your story how it deserves to be told.
That wraps up this weeks Lost & Found from the amazing Danielle & Tom's most awesome of days.