Yesterday I had the pleasure of assisting Chris Smith at a wedding in Chesterfield. This primarily involved carrying gear and setting up/holding some off-camera flash but I also got an opportunity to take a few images around the time of the reception. Most of the guests were still in the waiting area so I decided to focus on some detail shots in the main room. Joanne and Roland did an amazing job of decorating the venue, it was utterly stunning. The elegant and vintagey aesthetic really matched up with my ideas for some of the shots I wanted to get.
I had a brilliant time being a part of the creative process and I would encourage all the photographers out there looking to get into a particular genre to do some assistant work. I've shot a couple of weddings before but yesterday was a great taster for the kind of job I might find myself in down the line when it comes to shooting weddings more.
I hope you like the images I captured. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want to hire me as either a wedding photographer or as an assitant. My email is email@example.com.