Saturday saw me photograph my last wedding for 2012, and what a lovely wedding to round off the 2012 season. Victoria & Andrew’s choice of venue was the stunning York Minster with evening reception at the Merchant Taylor’s Hall. Although not the best of weather for a wedding the rain did hold off to allow for photographs of the couple in the Minster gardens following their wedding ceremony. The light faded fast but it did give the opportunity to capture some very interesting and atmospheric photographs.
It is certainly difficult to capture images in such low light without the use of a tripod. Using 6400 ISO on my Nikon D4 I am confident to shoot in low light. I normally would not go beyond 3200 ISO due to the amount of grain, but the Nikon D4 has the ability to use high ISO levels without too much grain showing. Although grain can be used in a creative way, especially in black and white photography, grain in colour photography does not usually look so good. This is where the use of a professional camera such as the Nikon D4 comes into its own. In order to retain the highest quality of image I only use the highest quality equipment to maximise the quality of the images captured.
It was great to have a wedding between Christmas and New Year. It is a lovely time for a wedding, especially a church wedding and Victoria & Andrew are a lovely couple. If you are planning a wedding then some information which may be of help is that Victoria’s elegant bridal gown was supplied by Thimbelina of Walmgate in York, the stunning floral arrangements were supplied by The Greenhouse Florist of Ripon, Poppy Caterer’s supplied the catering at The Merchant Taylor’s hall for the wedding breakfast, the Shepherd Group Brass Band were the band for the wedding ceremony, and Black Beard’s Tea Party were the Ceilidh Band for the evening reception.
Victoria & Andrew are now on honeymoon in Scotland and I wish them a lovely time. I look forward to creating their album design and catching up with them when they return. In the meantime here is a selection of photographs from their wedding day.
Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography (Wedding Photographer York)