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.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Product Photography

No matter how small your business, having your products displayed at their best can really help to get them noticed. Your hard work and talent deserves to be appreciated.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

going the extra mile

Preparation for a product shoot with  Pintail Jewellery . I didn't like  any of the backgrounds I had so decided the only way to remedy that was to make a wall as my wife seemed reluctant to re-decorate just for one day!

Monday, 9 May 2016

A little bit of Fairy Magic in Lawton woods ,Staffordshire

As we were shooting in the woods we heard a little girl shouting " mummy mummy i can see a fairy" , she came over and danced with Rebecca, the model, and as she walked away she said to her mum "Was that Tinkerbell?". Its days like this that make it all worth while, one little girls dreams of fairies come true .

Friday, 29 April 2016

Gorgeous girlies!

Proud Nanna brought her two granddaughters for a shoot. After an hour of laughing & dancing, we took advantage of the lovely weather with a walk in the woods.                                                              One of our favourite ways to spend a day, with loads of cracking images for the family to choose from. Thanks for coming with your little stars.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Rock and Roll wedding

Easter weekend in London doing a bit of research for Katherine and Mick's wedding in May  .
Its a Rock and Roll theme with the reception being held at Bush Hall  at Shepherds Bush (  http://www.bushhallmusic.co.uk/ ) many famous names in the music industry have graced the stage at this music venue .

Monday, 21 March 2016

Pregnancy to Newborn

It was nice to see  Rebekah again on Sunday , we were fortunate enough to have  the opportunity to cover her pregnancy a few months ago . She now has a lovely baby boy which we were really pleased to have in our studio for a portrait session along with his older brother .


Thursday, 17 March 2016

Its Party Time

Roll on the weekend as there is lots of fun to be had at Zach and  Kayleigh's  birthday party, it will be a lot of fun photographing the event , more than forty 3 to 5 year olds turned loose at Middlewich Leisure Centre. I will be taking my portable white wall and dressing up props .

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Pet Portraits

Never forget that extra member of the family, pet portraits is always a challenge but as animal lovers we love every minute of it whether its studio based, in your own home or a walk in the woods we are up for the challenge.

Monday, 7 March 2016

A great weekend, espcecially for photographers...

Off to do something a bit different at the weekend, Operation Overlord Churnet Valley Railway and the 1st Infantry Division Living History Group. This is a unique opportunity to photograph a recreation of a wartime goods train as it might have appeared immediately prior to D-Day.
The goods train will include around 10 vehicles including a tank carrier (with load).
The troops and their vehicles will create a number of cameos at the station and along the lineside at various locations. Should be a exciting fun day.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Alexandra Court Hotel

It was really nice to meet Jane and Mark at Alexandra Court Hotel, Congleton to discuss their wedding plans. Such a lovely place for your wedding, I am honoured to be part of your special day.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Off to the Lakes!

Off to the Lakes for a wedding tomorrow with Sharlene Downie and Philip Sproston, hope the weather holds out as its such a lovely setting for your special day.
We went there last weekend to check out the journey and see the venue to get a vision for the best photo opportunities. Great place - looking forward to it.