The Cigar Shot.

Why I Love These Shots


The Cigar Shot


As a wedding photographer it is essential to have a selection of unique images that set me apart from my competition. Photographs that when produced are instantly recognisable as my original work.


I like to think that I have an individual style of wedding photography, but I definitely have a number of images that I shoot at weddings that are uniquely “Massey Photography”.


One of these is my cigar shot. I have been shooting this image for about four years now and the first time I produced it I won an award at the SWPP convention.


Each Shot Is Different

I love the fact that no matter how many times I shoot this image, they are all completely different, but they all have an edgy and strong feel to them. I will always produce them in black and white and give them a really contrasty and punchy look.


I also love the fact that I will provide the groom and his friends with an image that is impossible to recreate without the complex lighting technique I need to use to create this shot.


Of course, this image is not limited to the boys and I do love it if a bride or the bridesmaids want to get involved… Although the outtake photos are very funny at times when people are not used to smoking cigars, but I would not dream of sharing those.


So here is a selection of some of my favourites and, of course, I’ll be shooting plenty more like this at my next weddings.



About masseyphotography

freelance wedding, pregnancy and new born photographer based in Lincolnshire.
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