13th September 2020 Sometimes things have to be made to happen Day 174 in the UK

POST LOCKDOWN 13th September 2020 Sometimes things have to be made to happen Day 174 in the UK

Sparkler shots are made, they don’t just happen. A lot of people say they want their wedding pictures to be ‘just as it happens’, but those shots on the web that they think are ‘in the moment, many of them have been well managed by a skillful professional photographer, people may not even know they have been managed.

And do you recognise this?

AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE I WILL STAY AT HOME, KEEP THE 2m RULE AND WEAR A FACE MASK

Staying at home! – STILL Protecting the NHS – STILL saving lives

I AM STILL Keeping safe

In the case of sparklers there is of course the health and safety of bride and groom, guests and the photographer to also consider! Always handy to have an extinguisher nearby just in case. people then have to be warned of the risk and also encouraged to enjoy the fireworks and watching their bride and groom in the middle of things. The bride and groom also have to be coached in walking through the flames and stopping and kissing, or dipping, or in yesterday’s case carrying! Many people just want to hold hands. It all means these things become an event, part of the fabric of the wedding day story.

This was taken in the dark! Camera had a terrible time focusing but we got there in the end. More happy faces in this image than yesterday.
Walking through the guests makes more of an event of the confetti moment.
A second lot of throwing for the kiss again extends the event and gives the bride and groom more choices about which picture to use and when.

The other time when people need a bit of marshaling is the confetti shot. The bride and groom walking through guests lined up on either side and me photographing them repeatedly s they walk forward gets more faces in the picture. I always split the confetti moments into two with a second set of images of the bride and groom kissing. Guests have to be told to split their confetti into two handfuls, one for each shot. Always try to keep the management light and laughing.

Stay safe.

Welsh Government’s Guidance on weddings and civil partnerships can be found here, must get around to reviewing it:

https://gov.wales/guidance-marriages-and-civil… and the frequently asked questions at: https://gov.wales/coronavirus-regulations-guidance…

To read the current Government guidance on getting married in England please follow this link: COVID-19: Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships.

You may also want to read the frequently asked questions sections of the guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do.

Other matters today:

  1. Computer annoyingly slow today! Online access to Photoshop difficult because of poor internet  and broadband connectivity.
  2. Lovely walk in the woods again this afternoon. Warm dappled sunlight for company.
  3. Write this blog.

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