Leanne & Gareth wedding at Valentine mansion in Ilford Essex, a beautiful Georgian mansion situated in park grounds within a stone’s throw of Ilford high street, and to be honest I would never have believed such a place could exist in such an urban setting. A lovely small wedding with approx 40 guests.

The day began well, slightly overcast, perfect from my point of view as the wedding photographer ( no harsh ugly shadows ). Lots of natural light and with just the use of on-camera flash for fill. As this was a small wedding I decided to use just one camera body, Nikon d700 & my new Tamron 24-70 2.8 vc di USD lens and sb-910.
As this was its first outing in a real-world environment, this would be a good test without pushing too hard in low light conditions. manual metering, Mr sekonic 100 f5, just about right, flash exposure dialed down 2 stops, test test test and we were off.