Wedding Photography and Videography at Leez Priory
The day began like any other British day. It was overcast and dreary, a worrying start to any wedding day but the forecast was positive. When we arrived on location we were awestruck by the magnificent beauty of the 16th Century Mansion and Gardens at Leez Priory.
How the day at Leez Priory went:
While the videographer set off to capture atmospheric shots of the grounds and venue. I started with the getting ready photos. Whilst the bad weather threatened to wash out the planned outdoor ceremony which had the planner and bride on edge. I welcomed the soft diffused light created naturally by the overcast sky. This made for ethereal photos of the bride and groom getting ready.
By midday, the weather improved dramatically basking the ceremony in glorious sunshine. This made for some terrific photos and video footage for the bridal shoot and group photos of the family.
We then moved on to family pictures on the lawn and following on from this we had the editorial style photo shoot with the bride and groom. Usually the first dance is held after the meal and speeches, however in Turkish/Greek cultures it is customary to host this before at the start of the reception. This meant I was able to use primes and balance the ambient light of the venue with the natural evening light to capture their first dance. Once the speeches were done, the meals finished, it was time for the traditional dances. This as you can imagine made for some interesting photographs. Finally it was time for the outdoor bouquet throw – which is custom for Greek Weddings to occur at night – under the orange glow of the Leez priory. Overall the day was a huge success leaving our clients extremely happy with our quality services.