I was asked to write a piece recently for a wedding magazine for brides worried about getting married in winter when there isn’t brilliant sunshine. Without wishing to make wedding photographers sound miserable, direct bright sunlight is not good for photographs which is why we tend to put people straight into the shade. If we don’t then you get screwed up eyes and perspiring faces (and that’s just the photographer…).
Winter light is softer and less intense, although when it’s low in the sky at the start and end of the day it can be strong. More often than not it is cloudy and it just means seeking out pockets of light or photographing indoors if it is too cold. In fact I have a wedding tomorrow in Kent where it’s a late kick off and I know it will be too cold to shoot the couple outdoors. Pictures from winter weddings can be just as beautiful as those photographed in the summer. Although based as a photographer in Kent I cover weddings, portrait and commercial photography across the UK in all kinds of weather conditions. If you would like to know more do take a look at either www.timstubbings.co.uk or timstubbingsphotography.com