It was great to meet up with Debs and Steve again for their wedding in Wandsworth a couple of weeks ago. They were a fantastic couple to photograph and we had a really fun day. The weather was perfect and I think it was the most relaxed wedding photography I have ever shot.
Adventures in Wedding Photography
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I had the pleasure of a pre wedding shoot for Steve and Debs last week at Hampton Court. As you can see from the photographs we had the place to ourselves (not). It was full of school children on day trips and tourists but luckily we managed to get some creative portraits and keep everyone out of frame. One couple however wanted to get in the frame. When we shot in the doorway with the gold leaves one couple stood aside and waited for us to finish. When we went to move they asked Debs if she would take their picture – Obviously having thousands of pounds worth of camera equipment in my hands didn’t mean I could just have a go with any old camera – She obliged and handed the camera back to the husband who gestured that he was not happy with the picture and we should take it again. I stepped in this time and shot a portrait they were happy with. I have never known anyone to have the cheek to make someone take their picture again. I should have charged them for it.
The rest of the shoot was fairly uneventful the only drama was my parking ticket expiring but I got away with it. It was great to shoot them both and they really enjoyed it which will put them at ease when I shoot their wedding next month.
Watch this space for the wedding photography.
A couple of weeks ago I got together with a local bridal shop “Gowns of Distinction” and arranged a vintage wedding photography shoot for them at the STEAM museum here in Swindon.
I had an awesome team of Make-up artists Jenni Thomas and Hannah McGregor, Stylist Cerianne Pidgeon and models Jean Rae, Marina Dean-Francis and modelling the communion gown, Cerianne’s sister Harley.
STEAM is a fantastic place and I didn’t know but they are a licensed wedding venue and can hold up to 750 guests. I could have shot in there for a week but we were up against time and only had the morning to complete the shoot. We were shown around by Ian Surtees the commercial manager and given the largest dressing room ever, the whole Great Western Hall.
I got to use my new battery pack so I could take my studio lighting along. I think I’m gonna need a bigger boom though as the one I have is slightly alarming at full stretch. Being able to take the big light out on location is just brilliant. I have used it a couple of times now and apart from the wind knocking it over once it is just awesome to have power over the sun.
I think we confused some people by photographing two brides and no groom (we did get asked where he was) and surprised others when they got into a carriage with a wedding photography shoot in full swing. But we managed to stay out of the way for the most part and we got some amazing photos.
Sarah took out a full page ad in the Swindon Advertiser and used some of the shots which was excellent and STEAM will be using some for their wedding brochure which is ace
Hope you like the photos as much as I do…
Recently I had the pleasure of shooting Sean and Kate at the Balmer Lawn Hotel in The New Forest. They were a great couple to work with and the weather was fantastic. I hope you like the shots as much as I do as they will be going into my sample album.
Yay! Spring is here and before the gales and downpour of April “showers” I managed to get out for some creative location portrait photography with the very lovely Aneta this week and get down and dirty in the daffs. The sun even blessed us for a bit which was fantastic and by the look of the weather out of the window and the dripping from my garage roof we were lucky.
Hope you love them as much as I do.
Four hundred and sixty four.
I heard that no-one knows how many fish are in the sea because they are hard to count. The problem is that they are invisible and they move around a lot. Logan is right on the edge of turning from baby to toddler. He can pull himself up, stand and take about four steps. He can also say “Daddy” much to his mother’s delight. Unlike fish you can see him. Like fish he moves around a lot. I can count the number of photos I took in our shoot on Saturday. The number is there at the top.
I was planning on doing a location shoot but ended up shooting in the studio as it was raining. Inspiration from Julia Boggio made me empty the “sheet and curtains” chest so that we could fill it up with baby and toys. Louise and Antony had also Googled and found an idea of having Logan stood between Antony’s legs.
Being a baby photographer is hard work. You have to be switched on all the time while they do their thing and can only break when they take a monster munch and milk break.
Personally I love the results and I know Louise and Antony do too.
I work with a clothing designer Bobafrique every now and again. A few weeks ago he contacted me as he had a new collection on the catwalk for London Fashion Week. The collection was called ButterFLY Heaven. It was a new direction for him as, for the first time, there was a women’s line included. I think that the clothes are awesome and he has really surpassed himself this time.
Initially we had a location shoot for the menswear followed by a studio shoot for womenswear and some additional men’s outfits. The outdoor shoot was a real challenge as we had gale force winds and rain and we had to abandon the lighting when I thought my assistant was going to do a “Mary Poppins” and fly off.
Once fashion week is done we are going off to shoot some editorial concept stuff which is my most favourite as it allows such creative freedom.
Click here and head over to Bobby’s site where you can see some behind the scenes shots from both shoots.
Hope you like them…