Getting to Know – Catherine Carter Weddings
Catherine Carter Weddings recently became a Millbridge Court Partner! We loved working with her throughout the 2022 season and we have since caught up to give you a little glimpse into the world of a wedding photographer.
How would you describe your style of photography?
Capturing both composed moments and raw emotion in elegant timeless frames. I use a layered strategy, merging documentary, fine art style and a hint of editorial.
What first made you fall in love with photography?
I have always been an artist from a young age and loved exploring different mediums, painting, drawing and photography. Photography won my heart, I love being able to create beautiful images from raw organic moments.
What made you decide to work in the wedding industry?
I am a true romantic and I love working with honest true moments. I love each and every wedding I go to. Seeing the individuality of each day from the dresses and suits to the flowers and the stationary. There are so many layers to a wedding and to be asked to be a part of someone’s day. Being trusted with those very important memories is a real honour. Weddings are so much fun and it is such an exciting industry to work in!
Can you explain a little about what couples can expect when they book with you?
My approach for each wedding is to put you at ease and get to know you well and find out what is important so I can capture your beautiful unique wedding story in a way that is right for you. Whilst creating stunning photographs is my priority, I also wish to make the experience as stress free as possible for you and your family and friends. You may see me popping my camera down for a minute and helping carry a dress, put a buttonhole on, straighten a chair or help a guest. To me, this is all part of the wedding photography package and the top priority for myself and all of your suppliers is to make sure you have the perfect wedding you have dreamed of.
What is your favourite part or parts of a wedding day?
I love the morning of a wedding, it is such a special part of the day for you to really soak in that the wedding is here and for me to witness all the excitement and happiness is so special. I also love the time for the couple photos, again it is such a special time where I urge you to take a step back and let the day sink in and have some time as a couple on your own. This is where the magic happens, emotions are high and by embracing that time together I step back and capture beautiful moments between the two of you.
What top tips and advice do you give to couples ahead of their wedding day?
Embrace every moment and emotion! You have planned this day for many months and you have to let go of the day and enjoy each part, if anything goes slightly wrong it doesn’t matter, as long as the two of you get married everything else falls into place. Take that time to step back and let it all soak in.
What do you love most about Millbridge Court?
I love the intimacy of Millbridge Court, it is such a stunning venue that keeps all of your friends and family close together. I also love the people that work there and the other suppliers that I often work with there too. Everyone always pulls together as a team and we all want the same – to create a beautiful day for you.
What photography trends are you seeing for 2023?
Blur-motion photography, which captures movement – these images especially in black and white can look amazing!
Veil shots have been very popular this year but I think it will carry on into 2023 especially those beautiful bridal portraits in the morning using the veil and creating those elegant artistic photographs.