Berwick Lodge Wedding Photographer. Second Shooter

January 10th, 2011

Many photographers will tell you that a great way to break into wedding photography is to study hard, read the entire internet, add appropriate pinches of salt, read books, constantly look for inspiration, go on workshops, rent equipment before buying, develop your own style of photography and image processing and also work with other photographers shadowing them at weddings.
I honestly wish that I had the luxury of being able to do a lot of those things, especially being a secondary photographer for someone.

I was recently asked to second shoot for a good friend of mine. A photographic friend at that! Cue, the second half of Taylor Barnes Photography.
Early on in this little blogosphere,  I showed you a wedding that I helped to cover of Ben and Selena, I've always viewed their wedding as a groundbreaking one for me, photographically speaking. So helping the very talented Selena out at a Bristol wedding by being her second shooter was a pleasure. It was also great to just take a back seat and cover the little moments from Richard and Victoria's wedding without the pressure. Lovely!
Another thing to make me smile was that this was my first wedding with my new camera. (Ben and Amy's wedding was the day after this wedding)
Lets just say I was in my element!

The ceremony was held at a church in Long Ashton, and it was certainly one of the most bright and photogenic churches around but unfortunately it wasn't much of surprise when I was told that there would to be no pictures during the wedding ceremony.
I won't rant...this isn't the place, but I'm sure you know how I felt about that, you know, with it being called "wedding photography"

Still, whatever.
We then went on to cover their ceremony at Berwick Lodge where the staff kindly allowed us to take pictures.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my vision of the day.

  1. Gemma January 11th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Great work! I love the one with the chicken in the doorway, it made me laugh! I can't believe they wouldn't let you take any photos during the ceremony, that's rubbish. But you've got some lovely shots there, well done :-)

  2. Thomas Lester January 11th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Fantastic! Love that the chickens visited the wedding ;-)

  3. Daniel January 11th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Great job! Love the photojournalistic shots! Really capturing some of the action and emotions.

  4. Leah Muse January 11th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Really like your style and the tones in your editing!

  5. Sam Le January 11th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    You really captured the mood of the day, you photos really convey the tone, loves it.

  6. Tall January 11th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Great coverage - you did a great job! Love your color processing on the outdoor shots!

  7. cole January 11th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    hot damn what a great wedding. the one picture of the girls walking towards the church is epic - definitely a standout for me!

  8. Mark January 12th, 2011 at 1:59 am

    +1 Cole.
    You are fast becoming one of my fav photographers. Great work mate!!

  9. joe sanfilippo January 12th, 2011 at 4:15 am

    These are stunning!! Very awesome compositions here!!

  10. Ashlee January 12th, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Hey we are Taylor Barnes Photography.... Good Pics mate! Hope your good :)

  11. Heather January 13th, 2011 at 1:30 am

    That shot of the little flowergirls walking to the church really gave me pause- the lighting and DoF is just stunning. Well done!

  12. Matthew Evans January 13th, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Fantastic shots! Love that church.

  13. Jonathan Taphouse January 18th, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Beautiful wedding photography again Joseph!! Love the shot of the bride's maids approaching the church.

  14. Neale James January 19th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Love the shots Joseph, in particular the theme of chickens running through; appealed to my sense of humour - particularly when they appear at the church door! Kindest, Neale

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