Rabya and Alex were married at Mottram Hall in Cheshire on a typical autumn day. Rabya spent the morning at Mottram in the Bridal Suite preparing with her bridesmaids. The ceremony was full of emotion and fun and afterwards we took some beautiful, natural photographs of the two of them together.

In the evening they broke with tradition and the only speeches were from the bride and groom themselves and finally they let their hair down for their first dance.

They chose a vintage colour style of photography and you can see evidence of this in the warm, brown tones of the photographs below.

If you’d like to discuss your Mottram Hall wedding, please contact me.

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It’s likely next year that Canon will update the 5d III which has been an exceptional wedding camera and produce the new 5d4. Since it’s closing in on Christmas I thought I’d ask Santa Canon to take into account my wishlist for the camera. Obviously these are based on my needs as a wedding photographer…

Here we go! They’re in rough order of importance to me.

Ideal improvements

  • Larger buffer. Around 13 frames isn’t quite enough for bursts coming down the aisle or confetti.
  • Improved viewfinder which allows you to see the focus points when in the dark and in the bright light.
  • Ability to adjust the exposure compensation when using auto ISO in manual mode.
  • Improvement to low light focus accuracy. Sometimes it’s just not perfect, especially under tungsten light.
  • 1 stop better high ISO performance (1/2 stop better than the 6d) in RAW, bring it to around the same performance as the 1dx.
  • Higher dynamic range at low ISO and generally cleaner shadows throughout the ISO range. I don’t often need this, but any improvement would be of benefit at times. At the very least, remove all shadow pattern noise, as has been done with the 7d2.
  • Latest greatest AF system from the 7d2 and 1dx with the ability to track subjects around the frame.
  • Expanded options for auto ISO in general
    • More shutter speed options
    • Better auto minimum shutter speed options (such as taking into account a very minimum shutter speed, and knowing if a lens has IS etc..)
  • Fast UHS1 SD card for backup.

Nice to have

  • Ability to use the front button to switch from AI Servo to One Shot with a single click, rather than holding it down.
  • Longer battery life.
  • Lighter camera without compromising quality.
  • Semi-automatic lens micro adjustment using dual pixel AF technology.
  • Integrated AF assist for low light focusing without a flash on the camera.
  • Higher resolution screen with auto brightness that actually works in practice.
  • New control from the 7d2 to allow changes to the focus zones.
  • Metering linked to AF point.
  • A larger viewfinder magnification.
  • Increased shutter life.
  • No anti-aliasing filter.

Keep it as it is

  • Resolution. I’m personally very happy with 22mp. Produce a difference camera for high resolution since, with weddings, I don’t want to waste space. If it needs increasing, 26mp maximum.
  • 6fps is plenty for this camera for my needs.
  • Silent shutter. This was one of the best wedding improvements with the 5d3 and I’d never wish to go back to a loud shutter again.

To be honest there isn’t a massive amount that I really want from the 5d4. The 5d3 was nearly the perfect wedding camera and has let me down very very infrequently.

If you’d like, you’re welcome to read what I thought about the previous camera is my 5d3 review.

Thank you Canon!

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It’s half way through the year and I was just thinking how lucky I’ve been to work on some of the weddings that I’ve been to this year.

They’ve given me the opportunity to create some beautiful wedding photographs at the likes of Chatsworth House, Claridges, Rivington Barn, Dewsall Court and Stoke Newington in London.

Here are some highlights so far..

Chinese wedding at Rivington Barn

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Vintage wedding in Stoke Newington

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Claridges luxury


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Chatsworth house


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Dewsall Court

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