Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
I first met Alice’s parents when I photographed their wedding in September 2008. Fast forward a few years and really pleased that I was able to catch up Steve and Mary and their beautiful daughter Alice..how time moves on! The session was very relaxed and informal and it was so lovely just to capture the flow of this bundle of energy. Having taken thousands of images of my four year old I just apply the same approach and see what happens.
With two cameras and five different lenses this was ideal but the best one for this will always be the 85mm f1.2. Its a beautiful lens for portraits allowing for atmospheric and emotive moments.
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
On a stunning winters day I caught up with Nicola and Adam for a few informal images. We had first met a couple of years ago at a wedding fair and with their big day fast approaching in March I could sense their infectious excitement! The venue is breathtaking and one that I have covered before. I wanted to make use of the dramatic architecture and light but also the shade and alcoves and we were all really pleased with the results...
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Just had a lovely week away on a boy’s holiday...that's me and my 4 year old! Not always easy to get away during March to November as wedding season but we made the most of the winter break. Sharm El Sheikh is ideal in January with deep blue skies and warm weather and of course a beach.. Rudi has been a few times and he met some lovely little friends. He loves the place - that’s two of us then!
Friday, 6 January 2012
My final wedding of 2011 and its been quite a year. So lovely to finish off in my home town of Marlow and at such a beautiful setting as the famous Compleat Angler Hotel. To be honest the weather was not looking good as I arrived for the civil ceremony at Liston Court nearby but with a beautiful room set up all we needed was a bride ! Tim and the guests were in a great mood and ready to go. Soon Victoria arrived looking stunning and the scene was set. We exited onto the terrace overlooking the park for confetti and whilst the guests slipped away the newlyweds and I grabbed ten minutes for the all important private shots.With heavy rain now falling the reception was in full flow at the Hotel but we still had a very important moment to capture. As the weather cleared briefly we raced up onto the bridge and I managed to stop the traffic for long enough to allow Victoria & Tim a moment of glory ( or maybe madness as I was nearly run over!) With relief we headed back all in one piece!
The remainder of the day had a lovely laid back feel with plenty of time, laughter, crazy children, funny adults and all the very best that can be expected from a winter wedding. Finally it was time for cake cutting and a first dance that clearly entertained the little ones!