How many people do you know that hate being in front of the camera? Are you one of them? (and if you are a photographer.. shame on you! you should never ask someone to do something you are not willing to do yourself) Can you imagine how tough it would be feeling uncomfortable in front of the camera with a photographer you barely know.. on your, not to be repeated, perfect wedding day. Personally,I think getting to know your wedding photographer before the wedding day is essential and what better way than an informal photo shoot where there is no pressure. I met the lovely Lucy & Steve at the now sadly closed Kings Arms Hotel (more…)
Wow! what a busy and glorious Summer.. so much so that I got a little delayed in posting to the blog.
To make up for that, here is a slice of Summer in the form of Zoe & Charlie’s e-shoot, near Bigbury, Devon.
When I was asked to shoot a friend’s wedding a few things went through my mind…
1. I would be honoured to capture their day
2. If I shot the wedding, It would be as their wedding photographer and not as a guest
3. would I rather be a guest?
I would not want to compromise either the photography or the enjoyment of being a guest, so in my mind I am one or the other.. not both!
Luckily for me, this balancing act between guest or photographer was not an issue, as Rupert & Ryan are having a 3 day wedding event in South Wales. So I will be a guest for days 1 and 3 and dedicate myself to the photography on the wedding day.
Anyway, onto the post for today.. Ryan & Rupert hit the beach for their engagement shoot
Quite simply, when my friend and fellow photographer, Claire Sloane, asked if wanted to help her shoot a Teepee Wedding.. I was at first confused, intrigued and then very very keen. When it comes to unusual weddings, I get all excited.. I love it when a couple put their own stamp on their special day.
Emma and Paul certainly did that.. from the beautiful location for the ceremony at Wembury, Devon.. to their love (almost obsession) for all things Vintage Volkswagon.. to their choice of (more…)
I have been a little lax in posting recently, this has mainly been due to problems with my wordpress blog that I’ve not had the time to fix until now.. but now I am back, and want to share a wedding I shot last year at Stoodleigh Courtin North Devon. I have to say, this is an amazing venue with so much character and so far my favourite location to shoot a wedding.
Last month I was shooting Helen and Finn’s wedding as part of a Claire Sloane Wedding.
Rather than post a huge blog entry, I thought I’d make things a little easier for you (as it is Sunday).. so just sit back, enjoy the view and relax.. (more…)
There are some things in photography that are almost guaranteed..
1) You’ll always want more gear than you have..
2) No matter how good you get, you’ll never be good enough for your inner critic
3) Someone, somewhere will put the idea in your head that you should shoot weddings. (more…)