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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 :)