Rochelle and Paul's wedding was the first wedding I had photographed at Tankersley Manor in Barnsley. Although, regular followers will know I was actually there a few months earlier because…
My first wedding in Bedford! Shauna and Russell's wedding day happened to fall on the same day as Bedford's river boat festival meaning road closures and heavy traffic on the…
Claire & Sam’s Wedding @ Rockingham Arms, Wentworth
This is England.
You have to expect a certain unpredictability in the weather.
Yes, we all hope for glorious sunshine on our wedding day, or at the very least for no rain.
For Claire, heavy rain seems to follow her around, having been born during The Great Storm of 1987. (more…)
Negotiating Discounts on Wedding Photography
Nobody likes to pay full price for things.
We humans love a good discount, whether it’s free delivery, 10% off your main course or a simple 2 for 1 at the supermarket.
Saving a few quid is fine when we’re talking about big companies, they probably won’t go under just because you scored a free bottle of pop.
The thing to remember when you’re bargain hunting in the wedding industry is that a huge saving for you may be putting pressure on a very small local business.
Having said that, there are times when a discount can benefit both parties. (more…)
The story of a Staindrop Lodge Wedding
I know I come across as polite and well mannered.
Rest assured though, I grew up around the beauty industry. I have seen and heard it all, very little shocks me.
Having said that, Becky’s bridesmaids put in a concerted effort to break through my well trained demeanour.
My poor Unmanned Corner Cam saw things no camera should ever see. I guess I was asking for that by leaving it in a mostly empty room rather than in a busy room where I would usually set it up.
In all honesty I had a great time from the start.(more…)
An Autumn Themed Wedding
What better way to to beat the autumn blues than to embrace the beauty of the season with an autumn themed wedding?
Orange was the colour of the day.
The bright orange contrasted beautifully with the earth tones and wood that decorated the venue.
Autumn wasn’t the only theme for the day though.
Most of my blog articles recently have been general wedding advice from a bloke’s perspective.
Although I have quite enjoying sharing my experiences I am happy to be blogging a real wedding again.
So, here is the story of Amie and Joe’s St Leonard’s Church and Niagara Club, Sheffield wedding as told by me, their wedding photographer. (more…)
I had some pretty profound thoughts on my way to Kenwood Hall. More profound than usual anyway.
Since Kirby and Danny’s wedding ceremony was in the early afternoon we arranged for me to arrive at the hotel at 8am. That was fine with me as I usually prefer to arrive earlier rather than later so that I never miss a special moment.
What made this interesting for me, on the way to Kenwood Hall Hotel, was that it was a Friday morning.