Wedding Broome Park Canterbury Kent

Being Productive During Lockdown

I have been trying to use my time wisely during lockdown and this is one that has definitely paid off!!! Today is an image from a wedding at Broome Park Kent.

Master Photographers Association

Every month the Master Photographers Association has a monthly critique. There are several different categories and it is a chance to hear some constructive criticism on imagery but also to view and listen to the critiques of others images. Last month I submitted this image from a wedding at Broome Park Kent. The whole process is one of learning and honing the ability to assess images quickly.

Being Critiqued as a Photographer

Any photographer who is wanting to maintain and improve their skillset should not shy away from being critiqued regularly. I am very lucky to have a mentor and I am well used to my work being critiqued. It does no harm to have someone else look at my work though, which is why the monthly critique is a brilliant initiative from the MPA.

Highly Commended

So, this little beauty was awarded a Highly Commended for March. I am so pleased because this image is special to me.

The Story

When I photographed A & J’s wedding at Broome Park Canterbury Kent, it did nothing but lash down with rain the whole day.

A & J had set their heart on having an outside ceremony in the Italian Garden, well that didn’t happen. I felt so sad for them, all they wanted to do was really enjoy the beautiful grounds.

I always say that every cloud has a sliver lining and we were able to get outside after the meal, it was dark and there was zero light in this location.

Qualified Photographer

This was not an issue for me as I completely lit the scene myself. This is where having a qualified photographer will always win over someone who owns a camera as I have the expertise, equipment and technique to create beautiful images whatever is thrown at me.

Wedding Story

I was so excited to capture this image and for me it encapsulated the theme of A & J’s wedding day, which was all about literature.

So, what’s this image called? Ahh what else but ‘All the World’s a Stage’ from As You Like It by William Shakespeare.

Thank you, A & J, for being funny, chilled and just lovely.

I cannot quite believe how quickly the week has flown. Tonight, we will be out once again clapping for carers.

Stay Home and Stay Safe.