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What month to get married? Why you can have spectacular photos in all seasons

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Congratulations, you’re engaged. Now the big decision of when to get married?!

Traditionally most couples wanted a Saturday in a late spring/summer month, but with this often comes a hefty price tag.

Venues are often considerably more for a Saturday than any other day of the week, they also often have offers available for winter/off peak weddings and let’s face it, in England, you can’t guarantee the weather whatever the time of year so it could be worth considering an autumn or winter wedding.

I’m here to tell you it doesn’t matter what time of the year you get married, you can still have amazing photographs.

I’ll run through the seasons and give a few benefits to different times of the year and tips for making the most of the photo opportunities based on the season.

Lancashire wedding photographer night photos

In autumn/winter the loss of light earlier gives us more opportunity to get creative with some off camera flash photos. These can have some real wow factor and look amazing as full page spreads in your wedding album.

Another wonderful thing with autumn weddings are all the beautiful colours.

It’s winter, could there possibly be the chance of snow? And if not, would you believe, even if it rains, you can get some spectacular photos with a simple plain white umbrella and a flash. It’s also possible the venue will have lovely Christmas decorations on display.

Whilst it may be cold, there is the opportunity for a nice jacket/bolero or other accessory to be added to your outfit to keep you a little warmer.

Lancashire wedding photographer umbrella shot winter tips

You can also get some spectacular sunsets, which are perfect for creating beautiful silhouette photos. With a willing couple, we will always try and get outside for some photos, whatever the weather. We go out and prepare in advance so you only have to be outside for the shortest time possible.

Lancashire wedding photographer silhouette

Spring weddings come with the opportunity of new flowers, blossom, bluebells, rapeseed. All of which can add some magic to your photos. The longer evenings mean more photos outside in daylight and greater opportunity for natural light photos. This is great for group shots.

The weather may also be starting to get a little warmer, making it more comfortable to be outside for photos and even things like drinks receptions.

Summer weddings should bring the warmest of the weather, meaning you won’t be uncomfortable outside having photos. Flowers are in abundance and in full bloom. The evenings are also long meaning lots of opportunity for outdoor photos. You may have to wait a little longer for the sunset silhouettes you see above though. Although I promise if there is a fabulous sunset I will attempt to drag you off the dance floor to make the most of it.

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Whatever day and month you choose, rest assured there are lots of wonderful photo opportunities to be had and you will make the most amazing memories. See more photos on my gallery linked here.

 

Lauren X

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