Wedding photographs after dark are becoming an ever more popular request from couples. Once thought of as being quite a specialist skill set, it’s now almost part and parcel of modern wedding photography.
Wedding photographs after dark are something that we have specialised in for a number of years. We began shooting after dark portraits soon after we started offering our services as wedding photographers. At the time, this was something quite different. There weren’t many photographers offering this almost as standard and there were very few people who did it well.
Offering couples “wow” images and the chance to have their own wedding photographs after dark is still something that draws many couples to our work. Some request their own images, others simply admire from afar.
One of our most popular wedding photos after dark was shot at Hedingham Castle, across a still lake. Many people believe that this image has been photoshopped, but aside from removing a few low flying bats and a colour tweak, this image was created predominantly in camera. (The first image in this blog)
It is also an image that has been stolen time and again and copied by other photographers in the area. This is a real shame. As creatives we strive to create something unique and memorable for our couples, so it’s a shame for them to have their unique image copied. Sadly, this is somewhat inevitable and aesthetically pleasing images will always be copied.
A lot of our after dark work features trees as they help to create a dramatic look. Lakes, ponds and puddles can also be great! Other popular night time images also include sparkler photographs- but these tend to be much more candid as our couples tend to prefer to avoid “cheesy” images such as spelling words or making shapes with sparklers. Unique images can also be created with cigars and smoke bombs, although we do not use the latter.
Below you will find a selection of some of our favourite wedding photographs after dark.
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