A Dabble Into Wedding Photography

It’s been a while since I posted some of my own photography on the site, so I thought I’d just do a quick post to show some wedding pics I took recently in Liverpool. I obviously – and thankfully! – wasn’t the ‘proper’ photographer for the day at all, but it was still a good chance to have a go, without the added pressure of actually being asked to do so.

I like quite a few of my shots, and the ones I’ll post below are some of my faves. They’ve all been edited in photoshop CS5 to boost the contrast using ‘Curves’, and I’ve added a vignette to some, using this great quick video tutorial. In the last photo, I also used Photoshop’s brilliant new feature, ‘Content Aware Fill‘, to remove some distracting candlesticks in the background. I’m really, really new to photo editing, and I must say I’m kind of enjoying it!

Wedding Photo, Catholic Church

Wedding procession arriving in church

Bride and bridesmaid

Bride and bridesmaid with umbrellas


One very happy bride

Pround father of the bride and bride

3 cute bridesmaids

A secret story!

Father of the bride and bride dancing

It’s my first little dabble at anything even approaching ‘wedding photography’, and I’ve got a long way to go, but I’m pretty happy with my first attempt, I think I’ve got some alright shots. Boy, the pressure on a proper ‘professional’ wedding photographer, though – not sure I’d want that kind of responsibility, even if they do get paid as well as they do!


  1. I think you made a damn good effort. Some of those shots are really good. I especially like the ones of the little flower girls.

  2. Cheers! That’s my fave shot too I think.

  3. Wow! Those are amazing first time wedding pictures you should be thrilled! I agree love the little flower girls:)

  4. Nice shots. I would say they would compliment the pro shots very nicely. I got married a few weeks ago and I have to say some of the happy snappy shots people took were better than the pro we used.
    I have also got two weddings coming up that I have been asked to be the official photographer, am getting a bit nervous :-)

  5. Thanks, Toby – and best of luck with your upcoming weddings, I’m sure you’ll do an excellent job!

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