The dark days of December seem so long ago now, looking out in my garden at the spring flowers and blossom and with the recent sunshine I had almost forgotten that just a couple of months ago it was dark at four o’clock and I was photographing weddings using 10,000 ISO on my cameras. Then I had an email from Sarah with her choice of photographs to be used in her album form her wedding at Chilston Park Hotel in December.
Sarah and Mark’s wedding was at the beautiful Chilston park Hotel in Kent on December 28th, I arrived to photograph Sarah getting ready at the hotel before the short drive to a nearby church for the ceremony which was lit by candles. By the time we got back to Chilston Park is was dark outside and almost as dark inside, I was glad for my L series F1.4 lenses and new cameras which allow me to work in very dark conditions without having to resort to using flash. It was so dark in the reception that I was getting 1/40th at F1.4 on 10,000 ISO. Chilston Park Hotel is a grade I listed building set in 22 acres of countryside and gardens, it is described as “one of the most perfect wedding venues in Kent” and even on a dark December day I could see why.
Mark owns a company called Loupe Digital Imaging, they do all sorts of things with pixels in Photoshop to come up with amazing images that didn’t exist in real life as well retouching (digital airbrushing) photographs. Mark is clearly very talented at this as can be seen on his website.