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December 6, 2022

The Rise Of British Wedding Photographers

When you’ve put in all the time and effort to plan your perfect wedding, you will want to ensure that memories of your happy day are perfectly captured, so a good photographer is essential.

Weddings in the UK can be in many different forms dependant on the religion or beliefs of the couple involved, and can vary vastly so it is important that your photographer has a knowledge of the traditions and ceremonies that are going to make up your wedding.

Historically Queen Victoria and Prince Albert was among the first people to pose for long exposure photography, at the time couples were then inspired to pose for photographs before or after their wedding.

Wedding photography, a picture of the bride and groom in their wedding attire, didn’t happen until the late 19th century. Due to the restrictions of technology there were no location shots, quite often the couple were required to pose at the photographers studio and came away with just one of two images. As photography technology advanced and became more portable, photographers were then able to take photographs at locations more convenient to the bride and groom.

The wedding album didn’t happen until the very late 19th century when photographers were able to take multiple photographs of the wedding party. They were inspired to capture various elements of the day and to photograph various members of the wedding party, not just the bride and groom.

Fast forward to the modern day and wedding albums are packed with photographs and tailored to the requirements of the happy couple. It is not unusual for the photographer to take hundreds of images, there is often a varied mixture of styles of photography which all work together to create a unique wedding album. It is also on trend at the moment for the couple to have pre wedding shoots which allows the photographer to get to know the couple before their big day. Pre wedding shoots are usually fairly informal and is a great way to show off that sparkling engagement ring.

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