Elisha and Gary, Iscoyd Park


Back out with Lisa (www.lisawebbphotography.co.uk) again to see this beautiful couple get married on the Welsh border. These guys had some great little quirks for the guests like a doughnut stand, ice cream, and beautiful room design. A few choice images below the cut but head over to Lisa's website to see much more of the day!

George and Mai



George and Mai were married a few weeks ago and I did some second shooting for Lisa Webb Photography. Lisa has built a huge business in Shropshire and covers all over the country, check her stuff out as she does some ridiculously cool weddings, more pics under the cut!


Rachael and Alistair, Shropshire wedding photography

This wedding was ridiculously fun, I don't really have much else to say about that one. So much stuff went on I've struggled to cut down this wedding into a reasonably sized highlight post. I know I've missed so many great images, so many awesome candids, I'm actually gutted to press the post button!

Katie and Stephen, Wedding Photography, Palms Hill, Shropshire

It's august! I'm making a little change this month from my usual schedule. I tend to, if I can, post one wedding per month and post them in chronological order. The thing is, I'm attending a considerable amount more weddings than I can post at the moment and most of the weddings I blog each month are almost exactly a year old! Yep, I'm an entire year behind with my wedding blog :(

A lot happens in a year. I play with different equipment, I learn new things, tastes change, so I wanted to show where I am at right now. The style has changed quite subtly from this time last year. The images are a little more warm, the posing is different now and I use a lot less flash.

Katie and Stephen married last month. They blessed me with the opportunity to photograph their wedding ceremony at Palms Hill in Shropshire - a beautiful and exclusive wedding ceremony venue which only caters for a select few weddings per year.

These guys are pretty awesome. I first met them on their engagement shoot. They were so easy going and brilliant to photograph I knew their wedding was going to be brilliant. They had some great ideas and made their wedding ceremony very personal to them.

We had lots of laughter on the day and produced some great images together without using a single flash, a feat I've been trying to achieve for a few months now.

So this is hot off the press! As I'm writing, Katie and Stephen have only seen the slideshow and we're still waiting for the full package to be finished off. I won't be actually posting the blog until they've received it though. I just wanted to show off, right now, what my wedding photography looks like. I've posted this one alongside Mary and Tom's wedding which you can find by clicking here.

Next month, I think I've got one of my favourite weddings ever to show off. For now, here's what I think is the best wedding I've ever photographed. I've also included a slideshow at the bottom of every image from my camera at Katie and Stephens wedding in a film strip style timelapse :)

It's got everything in there, heavily over exposed, under exposed and even some of the outtakes if you can spot them!

Enjoy!

Mary and Tom, Photography second shooter

A few days ago a good photography friend of mine asked me to head south and help him out at a wedding. I love second shooting. I don't get to do it very often but it's a nice break and a chance to look at things from a different perspective. All the pressure goes away and it gives me a great chance to have a play with a new style. I wanted to pop a few from Mary and Tom's wedding on to the blog to show the style I've been leaning toward recently.

Lucy and Jono, Wedding photography Staffordshire


Over the next few months we're going to be seeing a lot of changes in the way we work. Myself and Lisa, have been working hard to match our styles and put out a brand new product. We'll be changing the way we're doing things so keep an eye out!

We're starting with the announcement of our 2017 wedding photography package!
 

Laura and Mark, Wedding photography, Compton Verney

I'd never heard of Compton Verney before Laura and Mark invited me along for their engagement shoot and I was absolutely blown away. Considering it's located only a few miles from my home town and contains some of Britain's most expensive and historical art pieces I figured I should know about it. Either way, the visit made me ridiculously excited to shoot this wedding. Laura and Mark informed me there would be only 11 of their nearest and dearest attending in a room, surrounded by art, which has never been used as a wedding venue until their date. In a word, honoured.

On the day, the conditions couldn't have been more perfect and it produced some my favourite, ever, wedding photographs. An absolutely memorable day for me with a wonderful couple.

David and Lisa, Stevenage, wedding photography staffordshire

To Stevenage! A strange coincidence that I who two couples back-to-back called Dave and Lisa at different ends of the country. For this Dave and Lisa it's all about the details, especially as Lisa owns her own bespoke order wedding service and she didn't disappoint! Lisa has some amazing ideas and a great eye for detail (you'll see below).

I really loved David and Lisa's input, it helped me take on some great new wedding photography challenges. If you happen to read the blog posts regularly you might see some subtle differences and different types of wedding photographs I may not normally take.

Remember to take a look at my wedding photography portfolio and the last few months are left on the wedding photography 2015 deal! I'll be moving on to 2016 very soon!

Take a look below, it's going to be so hard choosing which one to put in my 2015 portfolio!

Priti and Chris, Staffordshire wedding photography, Heath House, Tean


Whoo hoo! We've moved into September of last year and what a wedding I've got for you today!

Priti and Chris had their wedding day at Heath House in Tean on a beautiful sunny day, perfect for wedding photography. Personally, the image above is one of my favourite EVER. I love the chairs and how they were stacked out. Sometimes it just comes down to a little bit of luck and, boom, an awesome wedding photograph.

A very very long day, I think I had to catch a flight that evening to a wedding in Spain too. But it was well worth sticking around until the end to get some crazy party shots, and a pretty spectacular first (and second) dance.

Thanks so much for the Heath house, their staff and catering for being so helpful on the day. Also, a huge shout goes to Wayne The Staffordshire toastmaster, I've seen many toastmasters in my short career but none as good and helpful as this guy.

Remember, we're still booking for 2015, lots of couples have taken up our new wedding photography offer - We now have at least one wedding booked for each month next year! This is quite unbelievable to have this level of booking a year ahead and thank you so much to all of the couples who have been to the studio recently :)

Rachel and John, Keele Hall Wedding photography

Whew! it is hot!!!
We've been lucky over the past weekend where I had my first two rain free weddings of the year! It's taken until July, but it's finally happened. Hopefully this amazing weather keeps up for the next weddings this month!

We also had amazing weather for Rachel and John's wedding last year! I'm going to start wishing all the brides and grooms a happy anniversary when I post because I seem to be getting round to posting weddings to the blog almost exactly a year behind now, so Happy anniversary John and Rachel!

It was a beautiful day at Keele Hall, one of my more regular wedding photography venues with both John and Rachel looking absolutely awesome! These guys really thought about their guests with the sweet cart, and casino keeping everything going but also, check out the retro arcade games which seemed to be as entertaining for the adults as it was for the kids!

I've had lots of bookings for 2016 coming in over the past few days, even a couple for 2017. For more information on booking wedding photography for 2016 click the link, and to take a look at my rather out of date wedding photography portfolio click the link too. Hopefully, when I find some time between the weddings and the studio I'll be able to up load all of my new stuff!

There's about 70 pics below, take a look!

Jenny and Karl, Wedding photography, Slaters Country Inn

Whew! What a month!
It's still not over!

I've neglected the website and Facebook recently because I've been so busy. April is easily my busiest month this year with around 7 weddings left to finish!

It's meant that Jenny and Karls wedding at Slaters Country Inn, which I photographed a few weeks ago, can only be posted now.

FUN FACT: This is one of two weddings this year where a Brummie has married a Stokie! These two were so much fun and so many funny things happened including a few 
Harlem shakes.

For your viewing pleasure:

Rose and Ghaleb, Sandon Hall, Wedding Photography Staffordshire

Happy Easter everyone! It's been so busy at the studio with our kitchen now refurbished and our new infinity curve have made the studio a great place to take and have photographs taken.

This month we've got Rose and Ghaleb on the blog with the wedding at Sandon Hall. I love going to Sandon Hall and this was the first wedding I photographed here after the hall itself was redecorated :D

In a summer which was ridiculously hot it was interesting to have quite a bit of rain, dodging dark clouds and using the amazing window light and features inside.
I've had a cancellation on August 1st 2015 which has opened up 2015 booking again. Remember, if you've looking to book a wedding photographer for late 2015 or 2016 get in touch and check out the 2016 wedding package here.

Wedding photography form Rose and Ghaleb's day below!

Kate and Jamie, wedding photography Staffordshire

It seems like June has finally arrived! I know this because I'm finally able to sit outside and upload images to the blog in the sun. All moved into the new flat and back to work with new wedding deliveries and happy brides and grooms!

I would have been around this time last year I attended my good Friend Kate and her husbands wedding, that was a hot day! Best of all, was the ridiculously cool falconry expert with fast and expensive birds on show!

I can't spend too much time typing, I have to get back to editing, check out the rest of the day below :)

Skye and Mark, Shropshire Wedding photography

Happy new year everyone! Life as a wedding photographer doesn't seem to stop as I was right back to it on the 4th at an amazing wedding. Things are looking good to have a small(ish) break soon so I can update my website, put in the new wedding photography package and hopefully make some nice new refurbishments on the studio :D

My editing schedule has actually reduced significantly now. Only a few hours ago finishing the photographs from my last wedding. It means for the first time in around 9 months I'm actually up to date!!!!!! (until the weekend).

I had only one night of partying over Christmas and it became apparent I am not used to it. A combination of an intolerance to alcohol and food, the freezing cold weather and a hectic, never ending schedule has got me pretty run down with flu at the moment. Hopefully I'll be getting over it tomorrow ready for events this weekend. Looking through Skye and Marks sun-blessed wedding I'm feeling a little better already.

Skye and Mark had their wedding in Shropshire with their reception at a lovely little restaurant in the middle of Shrewsbury. This meant we had an amazing opportunity to explore a historical and interesting town where we found some cool colours to play with.

Skye and Marks wedding sparked a slight change in the editing style last year. I know I changed my editing style on this wedding because the action I created for it is still called "Skyemark". It has a lot more teal tones and a little more push in the whites while moving away form fades. The style stays pretty similar to this right up until December this year.

I've recently found the beauty and ease of lightroom 5 and for the lower light of the winter months I'm trying lightroom with a little bit of a dim curves fade and no colour tones. I may add a little colour to future edits but at the moment I'm loving the fade style of photographic editing in wedding photography.

Enough of the photography geek talk. To see some pretty photographs of a really pretty couple, take a look at these guys below. I've gone a bit crazy with the highlights. Usually I'd only show around 50 images from a wedding normally but as it's the new year I think there's around 100.

Hope you like!

Baby Aubi, Baby photo shoots from Briscoe Photography

This weekend we had the coolest little man in. A baby so cool he grew his own natural mohawk. Baby Aubi and his equally awesome parents came in for a photoshoot. Here's a few of the highlights :)

My first portrait. Lookin' goooooood!

Kate brought her family into the studio for a family portrait and this little one's first portrait. It's safe to say he nailed it. Future Hollywood star here. Here's a couple of highlights!

Tom and Becky, Wedding photography, Drayton Manor Park, Staffordshire wedding photography

A bit of a late one this month. Plenty of things going on, the studio is full, we're on the fourth wedding of the official wedding photography season with a few more to come and I've had lot of time taken up with a new house move with a new office set up which is going to make life more comfortable when editing :)

It means Becky and Toms wedding might not be up for long before the next one is added but I really wanted to get it up because there are some really interesting photographs in there :D

Katie and Steve, Engagement, Palms Hill Wedding photography Shropshire

The other day I travelled to Palms Hill in Shropshire to have a scou/engagment shoot of an awesome little venue. I love these little known venues, often owned and run by the residents of the house they put their heart and soul into making wedding days special. They also tend to only hold a few weddings per year making it all that more special.

Palms hill looks like one of these venues and while I didn't get to meet the owners yet, the grounds look amazing and I can't wait to take some wedding photographs. It looks like one of those wedding venues where I could turn up to and create different photographs time and time again!

Here's a few from our quick engagement photography shoot with Katie and Steve.

Rachael and Alistair, Engagement shoot, Staffordshire wedding photography

Yesterday we went for a little adventure to a place I haven't been before. I met up with Rachael and Alistair for a lovely engagement shoot. We had a chat about their wedding coming up later in the year and managed to get some lovely images just before the rain came in :)

It sounds like it's going to be a wonderful day, bring on wedding season.

Baby photo shoot, Benji!

This little bundle of joy came in and absolutely lit up the studio with his smiles. We used the brand new coloured chesnut background for this baby photography shoot with a knitted blanket and captured some awesome cheeky smiles.

To book in your little one for a new or infant photography shoot send an email to enquiries@briscoephotography.co.uk - to see more infant photography images, check out our family portrait section or our last blog with baby max. To see more from Benji's photo shoot, see below!

Emma and Tom, wedding photography, Haughton Hall Hotel

Wow! who knew I was going to be this busy in what is essentially the 'off season'. I'm still not in the busy wedding photography season yet but the weddings have already started to happen for 2015! We're also having a refurb of the studio with new kitchen facilities and hopefully a new studio area soon once we've decided what features we would like to add.

I wold like to say a big thank you to all of my customers who have essentially booked out the entire 2015 season and a few more couples still booking some late dates still. My focus is now on 2016 recently releasing the 2016 wedding photography package which includes 2 photographers as standard for the entire day! I'll keep my focus here until March when wedding season goes full throttle.

Chris and Nicola, Wedding photography, Somerford Hall, Staffordshire

 Chris and Nicola, Somerford hall

We're coming to the end of May with the highlights of this years weddings with Chris and Nicola!

Today it's all about the details as they had some amazing flowers and an awesome table decor at Somerford Hall, Staffordshire. I've been to Somerford hall quite a few times now, each time it has rain just enough to stop it from travelling across the grass to the infamous Somerford arches, I've never even seen them!

But Somerford hall isn't short of amazing photo opportunities, the building is ridiculously bright inside and has amazing huge windows, not to mention the brilliant ceilings.

I had a brilliant time there, as always, and the staff at Somerford made sure Chris and Nicola had a great day too.

Here's a few hightlights!

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Baby, Newborn portraits, baby Max

Max and his family came into the studio to have some family portraits done. The cutest kid with the coolest shirts. Mummy and daddy took away all the images they wanted for just £100 and can use them to be printed and shared to their hearts content. We also did something a little different at special request at the end... you'll have to see.

If you would like to bring your little one into the studio for their first portrait give us an email on enquiries@briscoephotography.co.uk and don't forget to check out our other baby portraits and newborn portraits.

Dave and Lisa, Wedding photography, Hogarths Hotel


EASTER! I remember Dave and Lisa's wedding was in easter because there were creme eggs (Nom). These guy are awesome. The decked out Hogarths hotel awesomely and had plenty of surprises throughout the day. Dave even attempted a selfie, which... well... it proves why you need a professional :P

An awesome day and hilarious party after check out the highlights below!

Kerrie and Richard, Wedding photography Staffordshire

To April (yes 2014!) with the wedding of Kerrie and Richard at Ardencote Manor. This wedding signaled the beginning of the 2014 wedding season for me. I'm still in the thick of it with 4 weddings last week and 2 this week before I head off for a weeks rest. It's been a tough season, my toughest yet, but I wouldn't change it. I appreciate all of the customers who have booked weddings, photographers in the studio and also my studio customers who are helping the dream become a reality :)

I remember vividly travelling down to Warwick the day before and being blown away by the view and very excited by the prospect of shooting the longest group shot I've ever taken, I was very excited about it on instagram as you can see...

Family portrait photography in Stoke on Trent, Baby mason.

We've had lots and lots of babies coming in over July and August. We'll be putting up a few more faces soon enough! Today we've got baby Mason who came in a wore some of our new head gear. My fave is definitely the cute bear hat but we've some other fun props in too.

We've been really selective with Mason and shown just a few, in black and white and colour to show how pictures change with the difference in colour. Also, I loved some of the awesome signs he was throwing on the sofa, really cute!

If you would like more information on having your family come into the studio for a portrait session please get in contact via email to enquiries@briscoephotography.co.uk - for more examples take a look at our family portrait photography section.

Richard and Diane, Welcombe Hotel, Stratford, West Midlands wedding photography

It hasn't been all that long since I posted the last wedding for Alex and Kim but it's August now, with 12 weddings between now and September 1st (not to mention the few in September) I have a feeling I'm not going to be able to make much time to write blog posts.

It's great news as this is my busiest year ever. I must admit, the workload is heavy and I could do with some elves to start helping me out but I'm so greatful to all of the couples who have booked and that my wedding photography continues to be successful.
However, I did want to start posting some weddings that were actually photographed this year! Rich and Diane became my first wedding of 2014 when they unexpectedly moved up the date from April. It turns out it was an excellent decision as their original date was completely rained on.

I've not photographed at the Welcombe hotel before but I must say the gardens and wedding ceremony room were very very pretty. As you can expect from these huge manor houses we have large windows that let in enormous amounts of light to the right places and then some dark corners to create some really cool, moody shots- take a look:

Outdoor family portrait

It's the summer the UK mainland is drenched in sun and the world looks AMAZING. Why not have an outdoor family portrait in your back garden? Local park? or a community centre?

These guys did, and because the little man had a super suit to put on we did something pretty special:
We'll get tons of different shots, I'll send you them all to look at and you can choose as many as you like to have, and a few to be edited all for just £100. If we can squeeze some other interesting stuff in too we definitely will!

Take a look at a few of the highlights below :)
Get in touch at enquiries@briscoephotography.co.uk for more information on family portraits  and take a look at the family portrait portfolio here

Alex and Kim, The Moat House, Staffordshire Wedding photography

July's wedding of the month is Kim and Alex who held their day at The Moat house in Acton Trussel, Staffordshire. This month I wanted to focus on candids!

Documentary, reportage, journalistic wedding photography, whatever you want to call it - it's a standard practice here at Briscoe photography. I'll take hundreds of candid shots at a wedding and if their two of us we'll take thousands! In between all the setups, hiding in corners trying to be as covert as possible to create interesting, natural wedding photography.

Kim and Alex's day wasn't the absolute ideal day for documentary style photography. It was a very challenging environment with a low lit church and the weather not giving anything away as to what it was going to do. Conditions have never been a problem for me at weddings because I use high quality - highly sensitive equipment which allows me to pick up great images in darker than usual places.

Another great example of my candids can be found here, at Andrew and Nicole's wedding where I compiled all of my candids into a full film reel showing every image I took that day! It made for a really interesting version of the day. I may even create another one of these soon!

For now, check out the highlights from Alex and Kim's wedding :)

Bryony and Stuart, Wedding photography Sandon Hall, Staffordshire

Sandon Hall
I've been really slow at posting recently. This is due to the huge amount of weddings and other photography work I have at the moment. I've taken an hour or so away from editing to show off Bryony and Stuart who tied the knot at Sandon Hall last summer.
It's hard to think that this wedding is almost a year old, but I can't show off all of my weddings at once!

Sandon Hall is a wonderful place full of many little gems. The image above is one of my favourites at the moment and went straight on to my wedding photography portfolio when it was updated at the beginning of this year :) We were very lucky to find this amazing little spot.

For the rest of the photography form this wedding see below :)

Emma and Luke, Wedding photography, Oxford

When you take a couple outside in the rain onto one of the busiest high streets in the country, stop traffic, stop pedestrians and actually include pedestrians as actors in your shot... it better come out.

This is officially my favourite wedding image at the moment (the monochrome version further down this blog may actually be my fave) just because I know there's 4 ushers on either side of this picture trying to create a little walkway for thousands of weekend shoppers. This is actually the corner where the two met after chatting on the internet. I knew exactly what I wanted the image to turn out like and this must be one of the few times the image has ended up exactly how I imagined it, including the bike and taxi.

We only took a couple of shots outside, due to the rain and busy streets but I was so lucky the town hall had such a beautiful interior. A great challenge, a crazy couple who I've gotten to know much more as the year has gone by and a slight change to my normal wedding photographs.

Back to the circus!

It's not the first time I've visited the Circus Starr crew and I always feel in awe of the amazing acts and acrobatics. I photographed the crew for their last tour and showed off some highlights here: http://blog.briscoephotography.co.uk/2013/06/circus-starr-commercial-photography.html
Well, I was humbled to be asked back for their spring tour and here to show some of the highlights. I love working for these guys, not just because it's an amazing show and I get to eat popcorn but because it's a brilliant charity holding workshops for disabled children on top of helping sponsors purchase tickets. They're also developing an awesome app to help children understand their experience at the circus using my images. I can't wait to see how it comes out: http://www.circus-starr.org.uk/
http://www.circus-starr.org.uk/

Studio Engagement shoot

I can't believe it's taken this long to merge the studio and the weddings so close together. I always thought it would be too limiting to have an engagement shoot in the photography studio. In truth, this still wasn't my idea, but proved it was very possible to take some strong engagement pics in the studio. Here's a few highlights:

Gavin and Rebecca, Wychwood Park, Wedding photography staffordshire


I was supposed to post this on #weddingwednesday! But life got in the way a little and I've only just been able to write everything up :)

With the few days of lovely sun I thought I'd post another sunny wedding blog with Gaving and Rebecca at Wychwood Park. Wychwood Park is a very modern wedding venue within a vast golf club. Gavin and Rebecca had their marriage ceremony outside, perfect for wedding photography, making life ridiculously easy for me and increasing the candid count tenfold!

Have a look at what we got up to :)

Simône and Scott, Staffordshire wedding photography

Oh to be in August and shooting first dances in the daylight again!
The first wedding of the season went off in style with Rich and Diane tying the knot down in Stratford!

I'm sure I'll show that wedding off in around 6 months or so because I'm still going through the queue of weddings I photographed last year and we're still in August with Simone and Scott.

I'll start with news on what Chris and I have been up to since the last date. Lots and lots of family shoots in the studio, coupled with studio days in the studio and lots of new wedding couples meeting me in the studio. I'm writing off the back off an excellent week so far, one of our most significant weeks in my career so far. I can't say too much, as it's all to be rolled out but on top of a few great magazine publishes, some new strings to our bow and an excellent month in the studio we're also striking some new exciting deals with the photography gods :)

Enough about the studio, though, we're in wedding mode and after the wedding this year I had to pop up another amazing wedding I went to with one of the cutest couples I've ever photographed. Here's the highlights!

Louise and Richard, Wedding photography, Park Hall Farm, Leigh


My body is still in January, my head in March and my blog is still back in August! It's coming up to that stressful time of year again and this year it's longer than ever! WEDDING SEASON.

I'm currently taking a few days off in Norway before the commotion starts but I'm still planning everything for my first wedding of the year which is only days away now!

However, while I pre-plan my future events let's take a look back at a lovely wedding from last year. A golden couple, so lovely, who made a brilliant day happen at Park Hall Farm, Leigh. So here's Louise and Richard :)

Nicole and Andrew, wedding photography staffordshire

Time to inject some sunshine into quite a grubby winter!
When the majority of a wedding takes place outside I take a ridiculous amount of frames in my camera. When played at speed these images can come together as a short film. It gave me the idea to see if I could show Nicole and Andrews wedding photographs as a whole, no editing, all 1600 frames :) Take a look and let me know what you think!

Just to keep it tidy, the finished images can be found under the cut. And if you know anyone looking for a wedding photographer in Staffordshire for 2014/15 get in touch :)

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Laura and Gary, Three horseshoes Inn, Leek, Wedding photography

A friend once told me the reason so many mills were built in Leek was because of the guaranteed wet climate. It seems they were correct. I've photographed quite a few weddings at the Three Horseshoes Inn, Leek. It's quickly becoming my most photographed wedding venues. The staff are brilliant, the way they set out their wedding ceremonies are brilliant and the reception room they turn it into afterwards is large and ideal for a party!

Outside, they have an amazing view of the Staffordshire Moorlands with wonderful areas to sit underneath "The Roaches". If it rains, it's not so easy to do these things but the Three Horseshoes has a lovely, low lit, interior to compensate. As a photographer it's not so easy to come in from the rain when there's such an amazing landscape outside. So you have to get a little bit creative.

For me, this is the reason why you get yourself an experienced professional photographer to cover those important events. A photographer who's in it for the pay cheque or hasn't pushed themselves to adapt to certain unfavourable situations might not be able to cope with something as simple as a rainy day in a low lit venue and might have to rely on luck alone.

There's nothing wrong with luck. Most of my images are 'lucky'. Often, an image I've been imagining comes out very different in reality. Other times I'm just in the right place at the right time and capture that little bit of emotion where if I'd been less experienced, I might not have had the right exposure or focus or even equipment.

The photograph above was a mix of luck, equipment and training. I had no idea the rain was going to fall onto my camera this way but I did know that this couple were going to look awesome in this light. The mix of luck and experience created one of the best shots I've ever taken in what was one of the most challenging weddings, photographically, I've had in a while.
Pardon for preaching a little here but when I photographed Laura and Gary's wedding it made me think about why I should be chosen to photograph a couples wedding over another photographer who may not have dedicated themselves as much to the trade - or, a topic for another day, why your uncle probably shouldn't photograph your wedding.

I can't capture every single moment. When Chris comes with me to a wedding we both couldn't possibly capture every single thing that happens. But when you have a well trained, well backed up photographer you increase your chances of capturing as many of these opportunities as possible.

Certain factors must come into alignment at the right time, light, angle, space, emotion, background and finally... the moment has to happen. 

I'm often shown some amazing pictures by aunties and uncles at weddings where fortune has gifted them with a great photograph that I had no chance of getting because one of these things wasn't in line for me at that time. The thoughts I had about my own photography at Laura and Gary's wedding was that I was able to find these alignments quite often. My knowledge of photography allowed me to increase the probability of me capturing more amazing moments on their special day.

That's why you should hire a photographer who has dedicated themselves to learning their trade. Because they will get lucky more often.

Ok, essay over.... who wants to see how lucky I got?

Richard and Diane, Engagement shoot

All I can really remember from this shoot is how soggy my feet were! Richard and Diane suggested we travel to a park they like to go to in Redditch for their engagement shoot. It rained, pretty hard, but it cleared for a bit allowing us to get out there and get some great shots for to celebrate their engagement. I decided to go a little more hipster on this one. The rustic style suits the weather and Richard and Diane said they really liked autumn colours. We went for a poorly equipped hike across muddy trails and up a very slippery hill to get to some really beautiful spots hidden in the trees :)

I can't wait for their wedding next year.

Lauren and Geoff, Wedding photography, Somerset

Wedding season has finally come to a close, end of October. Just a few weddings left to edit (and one or two dotted wedding dates up until Christmas) then I'll be ready to concentrate on the studio for the winter!

I'll be starting my wedding campaign again in January with the wedding photography season set to recommence in March next year! I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all 25 brides and grooms who are already booked in for 2014 and I can't wait to see all of your wonderful and unique wedding days!

For today's blog we continue with the Summer! I was so humbled when Lauren and Geoff asked me to travel down to Somerset, right onto the fields of the infamous Glastonbury festival to photograph their truly amazing rustic wedding. Bunting and pastel colours galore AND SUN!!! 

I'm starting to miss the sun now we're in Autumn. Unlike last year, I've been very lucky with a lot of sunny weddings along with stunning couples making it so easy to photograph weddings. Lauren and Geoff's stunning farm location just made it that more special.

A wonderful day, for a wonderful couple

Rebekah and Matt, Wedding photography, Old Vicarage country house hotel, Bridgnorth


Continuing with this summers weddings now!
Rebekah and Matt tied the knot at Old Vicarage country house hotel in Bridgnorth. These two are a wonderfully kind-spirited couple who put together an amazing, personal wedding with the help of a beautiful and caring family. The reception was so bright and vibrant thanks to the great number of windows and doors making a pleasure to shoot :)

Emilie and Raphael, Wedding photography Shropshire, Goldstone Hall, Market Drayton

So close to the end of the season now! Only one more run of weddings to go and I'll be able to concentrate a little harder on the studio and start thinking about winter! We've lots of Christmas offers and ideas coming up as soon as the summer is out of the way!

Speaking of summer! What can I say about Emilie and Raph's wedding? SUNNY would be one. I can't believe how much sunnier it's been compared to last year! Emilie and Raphael got lucky at Goldstone Hall, Market Drayton with the weather but excellent planning made it perfect! Awesome cakes, brilliant decoration and a beautiful venue.


High Flyrers, Asian music photography

Music producers Indie and Gurj of High Flyers came into the studio ahead of the release of their new single Aaja Hun for some single and promotional photographs for their artwork. I also visited the shooting of their music video in Birmingham. Loved working with these guys and the guys at Ballistic video, we picked up some really good stuff. More photographs, information about the new single and the video trailer under the cut :)

Rebecca and James, Engagement shoot, Derbyshire wedding photography


I had to get this one out there because Rebecca and James are getting married in October! I recently traveled to Loughborough to visit this really funny couple and get some nice engagement photographs. As usual, the weather was against us but we found some gaps in the rain to get out to a local park for some pics!

I(Paul) have a very intense couple of weeks coming up squeezing around 5 weddings into the next 2 weeks around the country (and even one in Spain) so I may not be as contactable as usual and I ask for your patience if you leave me a voicemail or email over the next week or so :)

Chris is back from his holidays now, however, and is free to take any calls at our photography studio. He's there most days, when we aren't shooting on location, so feel free to pop in for a cuppa and ask about our up coming portrait deals for Christmas!

Thanks very much! Here's a few more from todays shoot under the cut :)

Natalie and David, Wedding photography, Ramsdale Golf Club, Nottingham


WHEW! 
This time of year is really tough. I've had non-stop weddings now since May and it doesn't end until November. Please don't take that the wrong way. I'm so grateful to be doing a job that I love and am very passionate about but when you're exhausted all you can do is have a little moan about it :p

Thank you so much to all of the couples so far this year. Every wedding has been amazing with something unique happening at each one and many of you have seen mine and Chris' excited faces when we've got a shot we really liked. Thank you so much.

I'm here to bring you a wedding from MAY! So long ago, but Natalie and Davids wedding I will always remember for their hilarious antics and my general exhaustion on what was a super sunny day in Nottingham.

After a wonderful church wedding we headed to Ramsdale Golf club, Nottingham for a brilliant party and some great group shots on a wide open golf course. It was a wonderful day and I can't wait to see their book.