Now I know it’s not the Brit thing to express favourites, but Notley Abbey is for me unadulterated photographic delight. It’s quarter mile tree lined avenue, a leading line to the estate, is impressive whether decorated by it’s spring and summer foliaged plumage, or stripped of that during the long late autumn and winter retreats. The house and barn style refectory provides ample opportunity for guests to shelter from inclement conditions and enjoy evening entertainment, whilst gifting me the space and lighting I require for available light reportage wedding photography.
This Wedding Photofilm covers a truly international event with guests travelling from all parts of Australia, Hong Kong, Europe, the Americas… and the list goes on. My apologies to our friends down under in that retrospectively the cricket jibes exchanged during the audio of this film, could seem slightly cruel, knowing what eventually happens in the 2013 ashes. I’m taking a moment to explain a technical facet of this Photofilm; the fade to, or cut to black slides.
I do get asked from time to time whether the cuts are missing an image, perhaps the result of image placers during the edit. A cut to black where momentarily you ‘lose picture’ though the audio is maintained is a way of transitioning to a new scene, emotion or time. It’s akin in some respects to the white space left in wedding albums to the left or right of an image, that draws the eye or attention to a next item. Thanks as always to those that follow these Photofilm productions with interest and I hope that helps explain some of the production values practised during the editing process.
If you’re planning a Notley Abbey wedding and would like to record your day as a Photofilm, I’d be delighted to hear from you via the form on the contact page.