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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