Join Mark in this exclusive, behind the scenes series, following along as he shoots a full wedding day for real clients. This unique access allows you to see how Mark plans out his shooting but also how he tackles the unpredictability of a real life wedding. In this series Marks shoots Fiona and Simons Christmas wedding, with the usual wedding difficulties being increased by equipment problems and the great British weather. But with Marks experience and proper planning he takes it all in his stride and even adds some extra Christmas cheer, by taking the couple out into Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland Funfair to finish the day with some truly unique images.
In this fourth part the poor weather forces a change of plan, the Brides concern for her dress means initial plans to shoot in the park have to scrapped but Marks forethought means an alternative has already been planned allowing a seamless change to a venue right next to the reception. Once on location Mark shoots groups with the Bridesmaids and Best man before sending them over to the reception so he can focus on the Bride and Groom portraits. Mark utilises the location for beautiful natural light images, using a reflector to lift where needed. Then he adds variety with some wider shots using the buildings fantastic architecture before finishing with some fun dips and spins, as requested by the couple in the pre-wedding discussions.
Equipment: 2x Canon 5DmkII, Canon 24-105mm, Canon 70-200mm, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 100mm Macro, Canon 580EXII Speedlite, Lastolite Triflector Silver/White, 3x Quantum Turbo3 Battery, 3x Quantum T5DR Flash, Quantum Trio Flash, Quantum FreeXwire Transmitter