I get a lot of couples coming to talk to me about their wedding photography and recently I have been getting a lot of questions about retro or vintage wedding photography. Those of you who know my work will be aware that I am a fan of sepia and black and white wedding photos. I always shoot my weddings in colour but really enjoy seeing what the finished results look like in sepia and black and white! There are so many creative wedding photography options and I always find it difficult to make a decision about which one to chose. Sometimes a wedding lends itself particularly well to the vintage wedding photography style and the one featured here was a perfect example! The bride wore a grecian style wedding dress with plenty of movement which lent itself very well to some romantic, natural style photography. In addition, we were blessed with some fabulous locations; St Charles Church in Hull, where the priest was one of the most helpful and accommodating people I have had the joy of working with, and also the fairytale wedding venue; Elsham Hall, where Elaine and her team always weave their wedding magic and manage to make each and every wedding something extra special! If you are thinking about vintage wedding photography as your preferred style, there are a number of things to consider. First and foremost the wedding dress. Make sure that if you are looking for wedding photographs with movement in them that your dress will also move. Some of the beautiful big dresses dont move at all and will therefore not create the ‘sweep’ that you see in these images. There are two other factors; the first is the venue. Look for unusual features where you could create images that are reminiscent of a bygone age. Finally, your wedding photographer! Make sure you find a photographer who is confident in the vintage style of photography and is willing to listen to your ideas for your wedding photos and willing to work with you to create that special photograph that is unique to you and your wedding.