Marquee wedding Photographs
I’ve so many marquee wedding photographs from the past 15 years or so. Thanks to my work and the lovely clients who book me (thank you! You know who you are!) I’ve visited some fantastic wedding venues near and far.
These days I’m finding myself photographing more marquee weddings, on the lawn in the grounds or garden of the family home, in fields in the middle of nowhere and in the grounds of Cambridge colleges, among others.
The great thing about a marquee is you can get them to suit your size of wedding, as well as to suit your garden. Everything’s in one big space, a space you get to decorate yourselves, with friends and family, making it your own. There are so many types of marquee now too. From the humble medieval style to the Tentipi and the graceful pole marquees, you’ve lots of choice.
As a photographer, am I allowed to admit that the most tricky wedding tent to light is the Tentipi? Did I just ask that question out loud? The challenge with Tentipis is that they’re orange inside, which makes for a lovely Halloween orange hue on everything and everyone inside it, particularly on a sunny summer’s day. Using flash is challenging too, with so many peaks in these tentipis. Get yourselves a professional wedding photographer!
Pole Marquee weddings
My favourite type of wedding marquee has to be the pole marquee. The white ones, you know. So elegant, and a gorgeous blank backdrop for you to add your own palette. Again, speaking as a marquee wedding photographer I’ve found that a white wedding marquee is the most flattering light you could ask for. One big white softbox. Perfect. The white doesn’t interfere with skin tones, and makes for bright, clean shots.
Unless of course you’re lighting your marquee with florescent pink, orange and blue and the like. In which case, you get that Halloween look again. Which can be fun:
And if you’re looking for a photographer to take your marquee wedding photographs and you like what you see here, scroll down a bit and hit ‘contact me’ – let’s talk! Congrats!