My BBC Experience of Don’t tell the Bride.
Earlier this year in 2014. I was asked by friend if at short notice (2 days) if I could cover a wedding in the Luton area Bedfordshire. Of course as photography is what I do I accepted immediately.
I had no idea at first my clients were going to appear on the Tv series Don’t tell the Bride so My BBC Experience of Dont tell the Bride begins.
This is short insight into My BBC Experience of Don’t tell the Bride.
I am driving my way up the road to Bedfordshire to photograph a wedding for the BBC tv series.How cool id this i’m thinking, many thoughts went through my mind prior to covering the venue. As two days is not long as I don’t know the clients at all. To the point that I don’t even know what they look like. However that’s all part of the thrill of being a wedding photographer. You never know what to expect.
Once I arrived at the location I managed to find the Groom fairly easily, we chatted for a few minutes so I could get a run down on their day at some kind of idea of what the groom wanted with regards their photographs.
It wasn’t very long before the Bride arrived and I swung into auto lets take some pictures mode.
I guess after so many weddings the auto mode kicks in, and you are looking at every possible angle in which to shoot knowing what lens will suit, where people are heading, while keeping an eye on the lighting condition. The general rule for me when shooting any wedding is to know what to shoot when to shoot ahead of schedule however sometimes things don’t always go to plan so with some quick thinking I try to keep ahead of the game.
Full Wedding venues…
They seem to fly by, they really do when your out there shooting away the time really flies by and next thing you know your finished its late at night, however in this case I was only required for set amount of time.
Working with the BBC
I did not have any issues as I have read some blogs that camera crews getting in the way and there are problems etc, however although the film crew were always about doing their job I was just as much there doing mine so a compromise is in order most of the time you can work out where the film crew will be moving so you can work around them easy enough, I had plenty of chances to take photographs of the couple, in this case even when they went up in a hot air balloon, taking into consideration having the right mix of equipment also helps.
Would I work with the BBC again
Of course after My BBC Experience of Dont tell the Bride. I’m looking for the next one. Providing something unique for others to see and share, as in this day an age sharing is a key part of learning.P
Do I do rush weddings
Simply put yes as long as they are feasible enough to do, taking into consideration travelling etc there is no reason not to, again it’s something I do and have dedication in. Obviously its always nice to have as much information about the couple, location, times as possible, this is where you get to know them prior to the event, as normally they feel more at ease, however in some cases a rush wedding can be equally rewarding as a planned one. The same goes, for the couples they adjust very quickly.
That’s the other guys problem haha
Was I on Tv.
Yes I did happen to sneak myself into a few frames 😉
Being a photographer for part of a Tv show does not feel like it at the time as photographing the wedding I’m used to seeing many cameras to video camera’s of guests, and at the time I am not thinking to much about the film crew but concentrating on capturing the couples day.
For anyone thinking of photographing a wedding or event with film crew from any Tv broadcasting company, don’t be nervous as they are doing their job whilst your doing yours, and at the end of the day it’s fun.
Do I feel any different.
Of course I feel proud that I have done this, it’s not a job you have everyday and helps towards your photography experience I would look forward to photographing another.
Here below is the photograph used on the BBC website.
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