A Day in the Life of a Liverpool Wedding Photographer…
One of the reasons why I love my job as a Liverpool Wedding Photographer is that no two days are the same. Even if I’m at venue I’ve photographed in before or working with some of the same suppliers, every couple is different.
Every wedding is unique
Now, sadly, I don’t get to photograph a wedding EVERY day, so a typical day doesn’t always look like this, but I thought I’d share what my day looks like when I’m at a wedding.
So a few weekends ago I had the pleasure of photographing Natalie and Phil’s big day…
9am – Today’s wedding isn’t an early start so I have a bit of a lie in. I check emails and social media once I’m awake, and check today’s weather. It’s a bit rainy this morning but its supposed to brighten up…so fingers crossed!
10:30am – I double check all my camera gear and make sure I’ve got all the timings/addresses and contact details I need for the day at easy access in my bag.
11:30am – Time to eat! Wedding day’s can be long so I always make sure I have a few snacks or sandwiches in my bag, and while I have the time I’m treating myself to a big lunch. Bacon butties are on the menu for me today!
12:45pm – With nearly an hour until the wedding ceremony, I make my way to the church. Today’s wedding is in the lovely St Peter’s Church in Woolton. Take a look at Rachel and Steven’s wedding I photographed here a few years ago. When I get to the church I find the groom and make sure he’s not feeling too nervous, then I introduce myself to the minister.
The weather is looking good (after a quick five minute shower) so I start to take a few snaps of the groom while he waits, and of the guests arriving. I also take this time to scout out and plan where I’m going to take a big group shot and the best places for me to stand during the confetti shot.
After the ceremony I snap away as guests congratulate the newlyweds. Then it’s time to gather everyone together for a group shot. I’m not the tallest of people so I spotted a path with a little incline and a few steps. Perfect for getting a higher view and fitting all the guests into shot! Now it’s time for the confetti shot… one of my favourites!
3:15pm – I leave the bride and groom to mingle with their guests while they wait for their transport, and I nip off to the reception venue. Today’s venue is Siren, its such a unique and fabulous venue! One of the best parts about being a Liverpool Wedding Photographer is the variety of venues I get to work in.
When I get there I photograph the room and all the little details like the cake and table decorations. Then I head outside to capture the bride and groom arriving. I snap away as guests mingle and everyone enjoys a glass of bubbly.
5pm – Its time for speeches! I love getting to hear all the different speeches at weddings, and I love capturing relations – the tears and the laughter! After speeches its time for a break and some food while everyone enjoys the wedding breakfast.
7pm – And its back to work. Guests are mingling while the room is changed round ready for the evening do, so I take a few moments to whisk the bride and groom away for some couples portraits. We take advantage of the lovely views from Siren’s roof terrace and their lovely gardens. Then its back to snapping away as evening guests arrive.
8:30pm – And the DJ kicks off his set, ready to introduce the bride and groom for their first dance. This was so fun to photograph! All the guests dancing and cheering away making an unforgettable entrance for the newlyweds. After the cake cut and first dance, my fabulous day comes to an end.
9:30pm – Once I’m home, my work isn’t quite done. I download all my images onto the computer and stick my batteries back on charge, ready for a pre-wedding shoot in the morning! Then it’s time to relax with cuppa and a film.
I hope you found this little insight into the life of a Liverpool Wedding Photographer interesting. To see how some of my other days pan out, check out my own blog here!
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