30 Days of Wedding Photography | Day 6 | Reflections

As a photographer, I'm a naturally creative person. I'm always looking for quirky backgrounds, angles and perspectives that will make my images stand out.

Reflections photography Matt Herrington wedding photographer North West Lancashire

When looking through my archives for the 30 Days of Wedding Photography challenge, I noticed just how much I use reflection as a tool in my wedding photography.

I use lakes, puddles, mirrors, windows or even my phone screen positioned underneath the camera to create a reflection.

Reflections photography Matt Herrington wedding photographer North West Lancashire

Adding another element into a photograph like this adds more depth and style to a moment of the day.

During the bridal preparation part of the day, reflections are a great place to start for one reason.

Reflections photography Matt Herrington wedding photographer North West Lancashire
Reflections photography Matt Herrington wedding photographer North West Lancashire
Reflections photography Matt Herrington wedding photographer North West Lancashire

Often, the Bride and her Bridesmaids are fairly nervous and stressed in the build up to the ceremony, and don’t necessarily want a huge camera in front of their faces.

With reflections in mirrors and other surfaces, I can capture plenty of key wedding moments without ever pointing the camera in the same direction.

This is a massive creative win.

Reflections photography Matt Herrington wedding photographer North West Lancashire

Some moments present themselves in reflections but most of the time I will add a reflection to a bride and groom portrait, when I have a little more time to think and curate my shot.

Reflections photography Matt Herrington wedding photographer North West Lancashire
Reflections photography Matt Herrington wedding photographer North West Lancashire
Reflections photography Matt Herrington wedding photographer North West Lancashire
Reflections photography Matt Herrington wedding photographer North West Lancashire
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Reflections can be subtle or majorly obvious, but either way they add further interest to the images. They're usually the shots where people go "wow!".

Indoors, outdoors, rain or shine I love to reflect my images as much as possible, as I'm sure you'll agree the effect is stunning.

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I am a relaxed wedding photographer, specialising in natural portrait and reportage photography. I meet couples each Tuesday at locations across the North West to talk weddings and find out a little more about their plans.

If you'd like to chat through your wedding and your vision for your wedding photography, get in touch by emailing matt@mattherrington.co.uk or text/call 07872 177736

Matt
Matt Herrington
North West Wedding Photographer