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.