Being able to spend more time creating some unusual images with Nyree and 3 antique wedding dresses is a real treat. The shoot was at Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich, I've done several shoots here and being closed to the public on Monday's gives me a chance to use the entire hall to get a whole variety of settings. This shoot was more about lighting, pose, and using some amazing flowers supplied by Emma's Florist in Ipswich than getting the Mansion as a lovely backdrop. Being a wedding photographer in Suffolk means I get to shoot often at beautiful wedding venues like Ravenwood Hall, Fennes, Prested Hall and Woodhall Manor. Doing these photo shoots means I get a chance to practice lighting using different equipment, using combinations of lenses and settings that I wouldn't really want to risk at a real wedding. It also means I can use some of the "looks" in these photo sessions later when I'm out photographing a wedding for real. My style of wedding photography is constantly evolving, and I think this is essential. So many wedding photographers seem to have a fixed unchanging way of photographing every wedding be it a small intimate church wedding or a grand country house wedding. My view is that the photography should match the occasion. I don't believe there's one "look" to wedding photos that work everywhere - a small dark church won't work well with the high key, bright images I would create at say a Holiday Inn wedding where there are huge windows and light from everywhere. I "look" in this shoot was experimenting with flowers, light and pose and whilst I like many of the images it's the knowledge and experience where the value really is.