Whenever it’s made possible by the location, I offer to couples to pop outside for a nighttime portrait. It doesn’t have to be for ages – just 5 minutes out of your reception to capture something a bit different.

If we’re out somewhere without many lights such as in the country, I love setting up a backlight and getting some cool silhouette shots.

Some venues have specific spots that work perfectly for this such a these festoon lights at Flaxton Gardens which look so great in a photo.

Some people like to bring a bit of a crew and get some sparklers involved (bonus tip: buy the big sparklers that burn for longer and have multiple lighters at the ready).

Not only is it great to get a different looking portrait but it can be really nice to have 5 minutes outside to yourselves to catch up and chat about the goings on of the evening!