We feature the wedding of Becky and Ian today captured by wedding photographer Craig Skinner.
Becky and Ian are a really laid back couple who really didn’t want anything too formal in the way of photography for their day – which is great as formal is certainly not my style.
Please tell us a little bit about the day and how it went
The day started around midday on the most humid day of the year – as me and the guests gathered outside Sheffield Town Hall we were all drenched by the time the bride arrived. Despite the air conditioning inside, the temperature wasn’t any better inside! After a short ceremony and the exchange of vows and rings we headed back out where I took a few shots of the couple in the Winter Gardens after which everybody met at a nearby bar for drinks and to celebrate. A rainstorm forced everyone back inside but cooled the afternoon down somewhat!
I got into photography as a creative outlet which has since turned into a passion. I began photographing abandoned industry and cityscapes but began turning my eye to weddings and other events which certainly requires a different skillset.
How would you describe your photography style?
I’m not one to intrude on the couple’s special day, preferring to keep out of the way and let things unfold naturally. I much prefer to hang back and take candid shots than pose everyone uncomfortably (I’m well aware that a lot of people don’t particularly enjoy having their photo taken!) as some more traditional photographers do. Of course, if the couple do want specific photos of certain people I’m more than happy to get people together on the day for that.
I’d describe my style as informal and modern.
What did you love about the day?
My favourite aspect of the day was the relaxed atmosphere after the ceremony, everyone just enjoying themselves and celebrating in the sunshine – it was a pleasure to shoot.