I couldn’t wait to share with you this urban styled groom shoot from Matt Selby Photography. I love it that I get to share tattooed grooms as well as tattooed brides! Matt decided on an impromptu photoshoot in Nottingham’s Lace Market, where nothing was planned, apart from the shoot. After meeting up with his trusty assistant Gareth, they met up with model (and recently crowned Mr Nottingham) Chris Wells.
The following images were taken to demonstrate the photographic potential for grooms (or brides for that matter) in urban areas. The areas covered in the shoot are all within a 5 minute walk from each other so one doesn’t have to venture far to find ideal photo opportunities.
I find it interesting to walk down a street with the intention on finding a suitable area for a photograph, with this mind-set one can quickly find scenes/backdrops that could otherwise be ignored. One particular building I came across had some serious photographic potential, a boarded up door, paint cracking & peeling off the walls the kind of building you don’t expect to see in Nottingham’s Lace Market – the sort of building people will pass on a daily basis and simply ignore, maybe we’re subconsciously drawn to the opposite in urban areas, as we’re so used to seeing designer shops, vibrant colours, advertisements etc which makes building like this go unnoticed. For me, finding these hidden gems can not only be satisfying when you see the final images, but can set you apart from other photographers.
How fab is this shoot? Thank you to Matt Selby Photography for sharing with Marry Me Ink today! I love showcasing groom fashion as well as bridal!