A civil ceremony at the Brighton Town Hall
This Brighton Town Hall winter wedding started with the civil ceremony in the Regency Room. after the ceremony, we shot a few photographs in the town hall building before heading out into the Brighton Lanes for some wedding photography under the Christmas lights. Some off camera flash was helpful here to illuminate the couple, but heading further down the lane, some of the ambient light was bright enough to capture some shots too.
The Royal Pavilion Wedding Photography
Beth & Bishwas wanted to capture some shots of the Royal Pavilion, so we used a cunning side street to get close to the building whilst avoiding the Christmas ice skaters on the front lawn. Again, off camera flash was vital here, and two different lights were used to add form to the subject and focus the lighting just on Beth & Bish. We also captured a quick shot in front of the ice rink on our way past back o the wedding car to go to the reception venue.
Brighton Beach Club Wedding
After throwing some confetti and the dinner and speeches, we headed back out in some rather chilly temperatures to capture some shots on the bandstand just next to Brighton Beach Club. On our way, this amazing puddle had to be used for some cool reflection photographs of the city lights along Brighton Seafront. Using off camera flash makes the reflection really stand out as light bounces off the bride and groom to create some awesome symmetry.
On the bandstand, I used a three light set up, with one light either side and one behind. I thought this would be a great place to practice the first dance and get some really fun, natural shots. As Beth & Bishwas are both enthusiastic dancers, it felt really easy to shoot these natural style shots in a staged setting. On our way back, I wanted to capture one more shot of the lights along the seafront promenade and use the bokeh of the lens to blur out the twinkling city lights of the victorian lampposts and festoon lighting.