A few of my favourite things

Cotswold Life - - COTSWOLD WEDDINGS -

Glouces­ter­shire-based pho­tog­ra­pher Nikki Kirk loves shoot­ing wed­dings. Here she shares from her own work a pic­ture that makes her chuckle, a show-steal­ing dog, one of her favourite pho­to­graphs, lovely mo­ments from a day, shoes she wanted to pinch, a guest whose com­pany she en­joyed, and a ro­man­tic first dance.

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My favourite mo­ment is when I take the cou­ple away from the chaos of the day to take their pho­to­graphs. This is when the pho­tog­ra­pher/client re­la­tion­ships that we build re­ally come into their own. My cou­ples are able to re­lax which is how I get these in­ti­mate ro­man­tic pho­to­graphs. The re­la­tion­ships I build with my clients means that I can sug­gest cre­ative pho­tog­ra­phy that is per­sonal to them like this shot of Lisa and Karl; Boots & Bal­let Shoes. Spend­ing the time gave me the in­side in­for­ma­tion that al­lowed me to sug­gest and take this im­age.

I have favourite pho­to­graphs from ev­ery wed­ding I shoot how­ever this one stands out as it was tech­ni­cally chal­leng­ing, we had min­utes and it was be­low freez­ing. This won a Sil­ver Bar from the Guild of Pho­tog­ra­phers. It has every­thing; ro­mance, in­ti­macy, and that spe­cial mag­i­cal qual­ity.

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This pho­to­graph was taken just at the end of their first dance; they are com­pletely lost in each other and the mu­sic, it’s as if they are the only ones there; it gives me goose­bumps.

Nikki Kirk pic­tured with a bride and groom

The fabulous Jake who stole ev­ery­one’s hearts at his par­ents’ wed­ding, and nearly stole the show.

This one just makes me chuckle! Dur­ing the re­ceiv­ing line this lit­tle girl saw the bride and she looks so taken aback, it’s like a baby’s way of say­ing ‘wow’!

I am a mas­sive shoe queen so shoes are my thing. I love these shoes, sim­ple and el­e­gant but the colour on them pops.

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