The pillars at the front are a great setting for photographs!
I love to use stone textured like this to show the contrast between stone and the rings, before the wedding rings go onto fingers to remain forever more!
I try to capture every detail on the day – the shoes are often not seen, so I make sure I photograph them!
The classic ‘Reservioir Dogs’ photo! Mirrors are a great way to frame a photograph.
The bedroom at Boreham house is a very handsome backdrop for photographs!
I make sure the mirror in the background is set to show a secondary angle of the bride for this photo Wonderful natural light in the ceremony room. I prefer not to use flash during a ceremony unless the photo calls for it.
Obviously image quality is a huge priority, so I’ll use it if I need to!
I have various lenses on-hand during the ceremony, I love switching to a fisheye to get the whole room in the photograph!
And I switch to a 70-200mm lens as the rings are about to go on. A shot from this angle, especially with the natural light spilling in from the side, is always a great photo of the wedding dress detail
From my angle at the front of the room, I try to capture expressions of the guests as well.
The main doorway is a simple but elegant place for photos – just after the ceremony I don’t like to take the bride & groom away from their guests for too long right away, but a few photos ‘fresh’ from the ceremony can be nice
Lovely warm, low light at this time of year. It was important to me to get the angle right to include the warm background, also the wedding car
Group photographs on the steps – it’s great not to have to take the guests too far from where they are mingling when the group photos come around
I love to include architectural details in the photos too – this wooden carving by the doorway of the ceremony room is lovely!
Again, more low winter light in the background here. An angle that shows the rear detail of the dress very well!
A very casual pose, sitting on the groom’s lap.
When I de-focus the background, I love to keep some detail on the same plane as the subject, here the leaves on the right hand side of the frame share the focal plane too. Also the sun glinting through under the bride’s chin – a rear ‘walking off into the sunset’ pose!
Again, capturing all the details of the day, I make sure I photograph the dining room before guests are seated, capturing details of the place setting etc too
Ben Brown: Ben Brown is a wedding photographer based on the Essex-Suffolk border. With over 14 years in the industry (and some 500+ weddings to his name) he brings a wealth of knowledge and a relaxed style of photography, along with the skills and experience to help the wedding day run smoothly, capturing all the casual, arranged, formal and informal photographs required by the client, along with the stand-out photos you'll treasure forever.