I think that’s the one big part for being a professional photographer is putting someone at ease and making the whole experience enjoyable.
“We’d searched through loads of wedding photographer websites but when we came across Hacker’s his was the first one which really stood out.” Will explains. “We really liked his style and with his promise to make even the most uncomfortable people have a good time shooting their wedding photos, it was a no brainer for us to get in touch.”
The wedding took place at The Fleece Inn, owned by the National Trust in Bretforton on the edge of the Cotswolds. Dating from the 15th century, the historic pub doesn’t have much natural light – which meant shooting the Cotswolds wedding had its challenges.
“You have to know what you’re doing when shooting a wedding in low light.” unconventional wedding photographer Hacker tells us. “Getting the contrasts right so you capture the couple looking their best while still getting the detail of the rest of the room is a balancing act. That’s why I always recommend couples check their wedding photographer has had formal training so they’ll be able to get the best photography no matter what the conditions.”
In between moving from the wedding ceremony to the reception venue at Will’s Grandma’s garden in Bredon, Hacker – with his second shooter Charlie, took the couple to some quirky locations for their couple portraits.
“One of the highlights of the day was stumbling across an old aeroplane hanger which provided a brilliant backdrop for Will and Amy’s Cotswolds wedding photography.” Hacker explains. “Overpowering size and feel provided a strong contrast against which the couple stood out.”
Will and Amy were a great example of how edgy and different wedding photography doesn’t have to mean a big budget. They booked Hacker and Charlie to shoot for 6 hours who in that time managed to spend an hour with the couple on location, without missing out capturing the other key parts of the day.