I’ve only ever done vintage wedding photography once before; remember the vintage engagement shoot with Gareth and Corinne at the Black Country Living Museum earlier this year? Well for this wedding, I was stalking 2nd shooting for Shelly of Toast of Leeds with this fabulous little vintage wedding. Bride Gemma had worked hard on various aspects of her wedding,giving it a really personal touch. See all the bunting arranged in the marquee? Yep, she made it all.

Having worked with Shelly before, and as I was only 2nd shooting this wedding, I found it a brilliant opportunity to take a step back and learn about vintage wedding photography. Taking a look at what another photographer captures, how they pose the couple for their portraits, how they capture the details, and much more. And then, if I’m honest, my brain had absorbed so much useful information (and was slightly addled by the fact they wouldn’t let Shelly down safely from the roof of a building – ask me about that sometime), it’s entirely possible I decided to let my hair down and enjoy the dance floor.

WITH my camera, in my hand. I confess, that was where the vintage wedding photography ended. *Ahem*.

Big congratulations to Gemma & Matt, your day was absolutely gorgeous! HUGE thanks to Toast of Leeds Shelly for allowing me to come along and be a pain in the butt for the day. And I don’t know who the dude on the dance floor was at the end, throwing some mean shapes, but he’s my new dancing hero.

Bridal preparationVintage wedding photography - flower button holes and decorative vintage ChinaPre-wedding preparationVintage wedding dress, vintage flower bouquet with peoniesBride portraitsGroom waiting for bride arrival at churchThe bride arrivesBride and groom portraitsVintage wedding photography - Speeches and toasts in vintage marquee with homemade buntingBride and groom portraits by the vintage shedGroom portraitsBride and groom first dance, vintage marquee with homemade buntingBride and groom first dance, vintage marquee with homemade buntingEvening wedding reception, disco dance and photo booth props

PS – spot the little girl picking her nose? Yeah, I just had to put that one in, it’s like a wedding isn’t complete without a kid doing something crazy/gross/naughty, eh?

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Ah lovely stuff dude. Nice to have you along for the ride too. x

Thanks Shelly! As always, great to tag along. 🙂 x

Fab-tastic work my dear. Loving the photos big style.

I also want that bouquet more than a little bit!

Thank you Jaye! It was very pretty, if I had any knowledge of flowers I’d have a go at composing the same bouquet myself! x

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