Wedding Photography at 30 James Street
30 James Street is a wedding photographer’s dream. It is a building steeped in history because it was once the home to White Star Line, the company behind the Titanic which is why it goes by the name “Home of the Titanic”. When the Titanic sank it was announced to the world and the people gathered on The Strand from one of the balcony’s on the front of the building. I know this because one of the drunk guests told me later on in the evening, a little history lesson for me! The location is great for a Liverpool wedding because it is just across the road from the Liver Buildings which is a great spot for wedding photography. The day started off with Adele and her bridesmaids getting ready in one of the stunning rooms at 30 James Street. Wedding photographer’s always like swanky rooms to shoot bride prep in! It was a lot of fun with a very relaxed atmosphere and Adele looked stunning in her dress.
I then shot off to West Derby for the church wedding ceremony, it was February so the driving rain wasn’t ideal for a day to get wed but it was to be expected for the time of year. Ian was looking a little bit nervous but was holding it together well with the help of his groomsmen. Adele arrived in a vintage wedding car and looked amazing walking down the aisle with her dad and her bridesmaids. The marriage ceremony itself was full of laughs from start to finish as you can see from the photographs. After the bride and groom greeted everyone at the end of the ceremony the rain had stopped so we managed to get outside for a confetti shot and a couple of bridal party photographs.
Home of The Titanic
After the ceremony we headed back to 30 James Street and I photographed the wedding guests enjoying drinks and canapes before heading across the road for a few wedding portraits. The wind was blowing a gale so it was a struggle but we got there! After some hilarious speeches from the father of the bride, groom and best man the evening began with a huge group photo of all the guests and then a couple of night time portraits. I shot these with my 16-35mm wide angle Canon lens and they were lit by a remotely triggered flash behind the couple that was pointing at the couple at shoulder height and slightly up. This gave the effect of lighting Adele’s veil and the surround of the huge doorway which then created some cool shadows around the frame of the photograph. I was really happy with how it turned out. The evening celebrations began with the first dance and then some really crazy dance floor action which included the groom and some of his friend preforming “The Worm”. It was pretty spectacular!
Congratulations Adele and Ian x
Have a look below at either the video slideshow with music or scroll down through the photos.
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