Chinese Wedding Photography

Amber & Felix’s pre-wedding photography in Cambridge

Chinese Wedding Photography

Amber and Felix commisioned me for their Chinese Wedding Photography in Cambridge. This was their pre-wedding engagement shoot, since they will be getting married soon back home…sadly, without me. Ah well. I’d first met Amber as a chief bridesmaid and best friend to Janet, who was married to Shaun at The Heath House in Staffordshire. Both ex-students of Mathematics at Magdalene College, Amber and Felix flew back for a few days and so we scheduled in a near-on full day shoot in and around Cambridge.

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Magdalene College Cambridge Wedding Photography

I met Amber & Felix just before 3pm, so we could go for a late afternoon / early evening shoot; the light would be ok for the interiors, and would get better as the day progressed. A charming and incredibly friendly couple, they made me feel more at ease, than I did them…it’s not supposed to be that way round! Armed with their own MUA, we set off into the various colleges, shooting formal and informal images. Even the family jumped in for a few group shots before they had to leave. These are just some from the shoot…

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St John’s College – a stunning location

From Magdalene, we headed off to St John’s College. Simply stunning, both inside and out. A photographer’s dream location with everything. I had to stop for a few minutes, just to take it all in, truly awesome. We sneaked out via the Bridge of Sighs for a relaxed set of portraits in front of the magnificent facade. Like Ninjas, we were shot and packed up in minutes. Shhh…you saw nothing! 😉

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Pre-Wedding Photography in Cambridge

We headed into town, and towards the rear of Kings College, via Trinity College and Trinity Lane. Like a film set, every street was perfect, every corner…perfect. We just had to dodge all the tourists and cyclists…hmmm easier said than done! Using the environment both as background, and as part of the actual photo, we combined the natural portraits of our couple, plus the hustle and bustle of the city…

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Evening bridal portraits

We took a break for twenty minutes or so in a local coffee shop. The weather was closing in a bit and looking 50/50 which way it wanted to turn. Hmmm…so we carried on at a new location, complete with dress change for Amber. The day was looking a bit dull -not quite the sunset I wanted….still, we kept going, no problem. By now I was using a 35mm or an 85mm lens on a single body, to focus myselfon the job in hand…the toys stayed in the bag for now.

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…and this is the final shot of the day, taken in near darkness. Boy, I love the Nikon D750 / 85mm combination… 😉

Good luck to Amber and Felix, who will be married just before Christmas 2016….you are a lovely, lovely couple, and thank you for this briiliant shooting experience in Cambridge.

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