Delightful “I Do’s” at Distinguished Venue with History, Photographed by The Twins [RF Wedding of the Week]

By // April 28, 2016 // Posted in Photography, Wedding, Wedding of the Week

It’s no wonder a photographer recommended Kelly and Caroline Briggs of The Twins, the sister wedding photography team out of Newcastle in the UK, for this Northumberland wedding; they were named Rangefinder 30 Rising Stars this past year (and in addition to their beautiful imagery, Caroline shared her expertise on how to keep your business profitable—look out for her in the May Wedding issue, too).

“After meeting Kelly in the couple’s local pub for a drink and a chat, the deal was sealed and we were on board,” Caroline says. “Ingrid and Graeme’s energy, style and natural charm really shone through on the day, which was such fun to capture. As were Ingrid’s killer red lips.”

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All photos © The Twins

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The choice of venue was another thing to look forward to: Brinkburn Priory is a medieval monastery that is “absolutely steeped in history, charm and atmosphere,” Caroline explains, “and we always love shooting there. A great start!”

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But for the photographers, there’s an easy fix: “We draw inspiration from the two things that always change: the couple and the light. Each couple will have their own dynamic—we try to tap into that and let them be themselves during their portraits.”

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THE GEAR
Cameras: 2 Canon 5D Mark IIIs
Lenses: 24-70mm f/2.8, 35mm Sigma Art, 85mm f/1.8mm, 70-200mm f/2.8

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Libby Peterson is the Features Editor of Rangefinder. A Minneapolis native, she moved to New York after graduating from Indiana University’s School of Journalism in 2013, starting off as the magazine's editorial intern.

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