If you’re not careful, your wedding can flash past in a blur of frantic fun. The excitement of the morning, the tension and relief of the ceremony, drinks and dinner, speeches, a nervous first dance, and then so many people to talk to! It’s a busy day, but you should never forget that at the centre of everything are you and the love of your life! It pays to take a few moments of calm and quiet, just the two of you.

That’s one of the things I love about evening portraits. The portrait may only take a few moment to capture, but they’re a few moments of calm, outside of the party bubble of the evening reception.

Of course, I also love the fact that the evening time gives me complete control over the lighting of the scene! Photography is all about light, and a darker setting allows me to add in my own light and create an image unlike any other taken on the day. Plus, funnily enough, most people feel even more relaxed in front of the camera by the time they’ve enjoyed a drink with their dinner!

Shots like these are just one more reason why I don’t usually offer half-day packages – I want to offer all my couples the opportunity of an image like this.

Below are ten of my favourite bride and groom evening portraits from 2016. I couldn’t choose an overall favourite. Can you? Click each image to enlarge it.

Jodie & Rob at Mythe Barn Jodie & Rob at Mythe Barn

See Jodie & Rob’s Wedding Here

Paige & Tom at Hoarcross HallĀ  Paige & Tom at Hoarcross Hall

See Paige & Tom’s Wedding Here

Sara & Benn at Ox Pasture Hall Sara & Benn at Ox Pasture Hall

See Sara & Benn’s Wedding Here

Caroline & Adam at Mythe Barn Caroline & Adam at Mythe Barn Amanda & Stephen at Van Dyk Hotel Amanda & Stephen at Van Dyk Hotel Holly & Matt at Beaumanor Hall Holly & Matt at Beaumanor Hall Jade & Ross at The Carriage Hall Jade & Ross at The Carriage Hall Chloe & James at Mackworth Farmhouse Chloe & James at Mackworth Farmhouse Charlotte & Tom at Osmaston Park Charlotte & Tom at Osmaston Park Kelly & Kevin at The West Mill Kelly & Kevin at The West Mill

See Kelly & Kevin’s Wedding Here

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