Preview: Luke & Ginni’s Wedding at St Peter’s Church, Tandridge, Surrey

A few shots from Saturday’s wedding in the countryside near the Surrey/Kent border a St Peter’s Church in the village of Tandridge. It’s definitely autumn now, with loads of brilliant colour in a day full of sunshine and great light. An honour guard kicked off the celebrations after the church ceremony.

Luke & Ginni Wedding, St Peter’s Church, Tandridge, Oxted, Surrey

After throwing confetti, the tree in the background was beautifully lit and perfect for a backdrop for a wedding portrait, but the added confetti pattern on the floor added a whole other dimension to this shot.

Luke & Ginni Wedding, St Peter’s Church, Tandridge, Oxted, Surrey
Luke & Ginni Wedding, St Peter’s Church, Tandridge, Oxted, Surrey
Luke & Ginni Wedding, St Peter’s Church, Tandridge, Oxted, Surrey

Some classic autumnal colour and light in these shots, shortly before golden hour, created a fantastic atmosphere for our portraits before dinner. Thanks to George for doing a perfect job throwing the veil up in the shot above. 

Luke & Ginni Wedding, St Peter’s Church, Tandridge, Oxted, Surrey

I love these floating spots of dust and flies in late summer, it’s the only time flies are very welcome at weddings.

Luke & Ginni Wedding, St Peter’s Church, Tandridge, Oxted, Surrey

I couldn’t quite get a full sun set photo at the foot of the North downs, so I decided to get a flash out and illuminate the foreground in this shot, balancing the exposure to capture the amazing colours in the sky.

Luke & Ginni Wedding, St Peter’s Church, Tandridge, Oxted, Surrey

I rarely include first dance shots in the preview, but I couldn’t resist with the elegance in their first dance (sorry, I can’t remember which song it was).

Luke & Ginni Wedding, St Peter’s Church, Tandridge, Oxted, Surrey

A final bit of experimentation with some fairy lights I’ve recently bought. Holding them close to the lens whilst shooting against the starlit canopy above the dance floor was a simple way of using only lighting for a background and foreground. 

Luke & Ginni Wedding, St Peter’s Church, Tandridge, Oxted, Surrey