Rebecca and Christopher – A Vintage Theme
Portsmouth Registry Office
Rebecca and Christopher chose a vintage theme for their wedding at Portsmouth Registry Office. The building itself is the best appointed registry office I’ve ever worked at. Milldam House (to give it its proper name) dates back to the early 19th century, has a distinctive Georgian frontage and some well maintained gardens to the rear. This makes it a wedding photographer’s dream and an ideal location for a yesteryear style wedding.
The couple had requested a mixture of photographic styles, some in modern colour and others in monochrome to fit in with the wedding’s theme. Now monochrome isn’t just a question of taking all the colour out and leaving a black and white photograph. There are quite a number of different methods and styles to choose from. I decided to give Rebecca and Christopher a variety of results: sepia tones as if from an old family album, classic black and white, and a creamy/silvery ‘Hollywood’ tone.
Digital photography does allow for more flexibility, and let's couples chose to mix and match their style of wedding photography. By shooting RAW data files I am able to make a wide variety of conversions and processing choices to suit the mood and story of the wedding day.
With a group of guests who had entered fully into the spirit and theme of the day, and unique touches such as Rebecca’s bouquet made of brooches, we had a selection of images evocative of a vintage and stylish day.