Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Proposal .

Some days are full of wonderful surprises. A rare Saturday afternoon off allowed Andrew & I to join some friends & their cameras at the fabulous Trentham Gardens. After a couple of hours amongst the fabulous flora, fauna, ruins, sculptures & of course the cake & coffee, it was time to make our way towards the exit.
 As I made a beeline for a stunning view of the ruins, I was struck by the romance of the beautiful couple strolling around, so much in love...... & trying to take selfies. As I considered taking a sneeky shot, the young man hailed me for help to take a 'phone picture. The lucky chap had just proposed.....she said YES!
  "We can do better than a 'phone pic, just let me find my hubby!"
So the very nervous & ecstatic Asif reenacted his proposal to his beautiful Marium. She said yes again!
 I never got the shot of the ruins, but seeing them so happy certainly made our day. Snif, Snif!

Monday, 17 April 2017

A day of arduous research! (Well, maybe not exactly that arduous.)

Well, what better way to spend a typical Bank holiday Monday.  Preparation being the key, we spent a lovely day checking wedding venues we have not previously photographed weddings at, ready for two of next months' weddings.
  The tour took us to 2 fabulous churches, 2  completely different reception venues, covering 3 counties!
   The churches of Norbury, Shropshire & Gawsworth, Cheshire are both in absolutely stunning settings, each with traditional lych gates and beautiful ponds. Their welcoming uplifting interiors will ensure wonderful memories for everyone.
   Stepping over the border into N. Wales to check the hospitality the 21st century offers at the Holt Lodge, we felt compelled to test the lunch. Yummmmm.
   Struggling off our lunch seats, headed back over the border & traversed Cheshire to the ancient timbered barn at the Plough, nr Congleton. Just to keep things fair, further taste testing was necessary.
   We can confirm that both establishments came up trumps on the food front. Essential research (honest!), all part of the service! Diet starts again tomorrow......

Friday, 3 March 2017

Personal Portraits - capturing the many aspects of one person.

 Shooting portraits with Andy Boyle Photography takes things to another level.

 Spending a little time with you before you get in front of the camera allows us to learn  about you. This, together with input from the your own styling, means we can capture so much of  'you' and make the session an enjoyable experience with the bonus of great photos at the end.

Come along & have some fun! 

Monday, 16 January 2017

Variety is the spice of life!

  What a crazy weekend! More fun than you can shake a stick at... First a lively trio in with Mum & Dad for family portraits, our toys were definitely popular & big sister had some very creative ideas for their poses .
   Then spent the afternoon with 2 dozen little ones having enormous, boisterous fun at a birthday party, so disappointing when we can't go on the bouncy castle & ride on toys. Apparently we're too old..HAH!
   Sunday, in complete contrast gave us the opportunity to meet lots of excited & occasionally daunted couples planning their weddings at Wychwood Park wedding fayre. What a pleasure it is to chat with so many couples & their families to help them make their dreams a reality.
  Finally back to edit lots of photos & fall into bed!

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

 We certainly get to photograph a fascinating variety of weddings. This recent celebration for Beth & Matt, was  truly 'boho'. The ceremony was in the famous Booths bookshop, Hay on Wye, followed by fun & dancing to 3 local bands in the historic stableyard of their pony trekking business. Friends & family had set up a wonderful ecclectic mix of seating & food service, including 2 huge custom built(by a talented friend) crystal chandeliers, made on the spot wood fired pizza, BBQ & a wonderful cake by the groom's mother decorated with chocolate horses....in stables!
 Relaxed, fun & fabulous, even if the meticulously planned shot of the bride & groom with their 2 favourite, freshly scrubbed horses didn't quite happen. The horses decided the brides wild flower bouquet was a delicious treat! Oh, well!

Saturday, 18 June 2016

What’s a “pre-wedding” you ask? It’s kind of like what we photographers and our clients refer to as an “engagement session” except not really…at all. It’s only when you are involved with weddings that you realise how many meanings ‘engagement’ has -  You have just got engaged and, while being engaging to all of your relations, you are engaging a photographer… So let’s keep it simple:

 Photographers have a pretty standard stable of sessions we offer our clients: engagement, wedding, maybe a day-after session, and that’s that. The engagement session is a great way for our clients to get to know us. It also helps our clients learn to be comfortable in front of the camera. Lastly, it provides us plenty of creative freedom to shoot some beautiful photos for their save-the-date cards, wedding invitations, announcements, and guestbooks. We spend an hour or so shooting, the clients bring a few simple props maybe, we make some pretty pictures, and we’re done. The clients are happy, and we’re happy to have had the time to shoot with them without the pressures of the big day.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Celebrating Volunteers of East Cheshire.

We, and our friends Mel & Alan from 21st Century group, had the great pleasure of being invited to photograph a Gala Evening arranged by the ladies of East Cheshire CVSA. The splendid event at Crewe's magnificent Lyceum Theatre was held to honour & thank those who give so much by volunteering with so many charities & organisations. The Volunteers & service users were treated to delicious street food, Magicians, Ballon artists & brilliant stage performances by Deeside Signing Choir, East Cheshire Youth Theatre previewing 'Swallows & Amazons' & the Swingshift swing band.
  A great night had by all.