Good Morning Everyone,
Welcome to the wedding photography at The Old Rectory, Brentwood, Essex of Nicola and Daniel. At Pengelly Photography we photograph civil weddings and church weddings and I do love the variety of both; Nicola and Daniel were married at St Laurence’s Church, Upminster, Essex; the church had a really nice aspect and I was particularly enthralled by the stonework. After the wedding service we then moved to The Old Rectory, which is an exclusive wedding venue, they really have made the best of the venue’s features and the house has recently been refurbished, so lots to create the perfect backdrop for your wedding.
Now for today’s images and we kick off with a tranquil image of Nicola who had a classy Hollywood look about her. This image has a calming quality about it and is further enhanced by the soft tones added in post production. When editing it is very important not to overdo the post production process. I see so many overly done ‘vintage’ and softened images now; for me an image should wow in the back of the camera and any small enhancements only add to its beauty. If it doesn’t wow in the back of the camera it will just look like a bad image that has been over processed. This image of Daniel was taken at the church and I am using those lovely wall textures to give power to Daniel’s pose and his face is enveloped in a soft light to draw the viewers’ eye. Well done Daniel looking mighty fine there. I always like to utilise a venue’s architecture and muted colour tones give a yesteryear feel to this image…not vintage!!!! I do love framing my wonderful couples in different ways and the symmetry of the door frames Nicola and Dean beautifully here; then I have given depth to the image with the tree in the foreground with a shallow depth of field to draw the viewers’ eye towards Nicola and Daniel. All of these things give emotion and depth to my wedding images. A wedding day is so romantic and special; I want my images to take Nicola and Daniel right back to those moments so the love they felt for each other is always remembered and never fades.