To be clear up front, I love photography, always have. It was my hobby long before it was my career.
I also love acquiring new gear (many call it GAS or Gear Acquisition Syndrome).
I consider myself very fortunate in that my career necessitates buying new and better things that I used to only dream about owning. This does mean I have to practice a huge amount of restraint when I come across a new lens, camera or accessory which promises to improve either the quality of my photos or my experience whilst taking those photos.(more…)
The future of wedding photography is wedding photography plus video, there is no doubt about that.
The rise of dedicated wedding photography videographers is testament to the growing wedding DVD industry.
Yes, there will always be photos, you still want your wedding album and a photo above the fireplace.
Video brings the day back to life in a way that flipping through photos can’t.(more…)
If you’re looking at hiring a photo booth at your wedding, this is not for you.
The most important thing you need to know about my Unmanned Corner Cam is that it is not a booth.
There are no fancy backdrops.
I don’t bring props.
There is no assistant holding up a curtain.
So… what is it?
Let’s take a step backwards for a moment and let me explain why this is one wedding I would prefer my wife not find out about.(more…)
Olde House Wedding Fayre 2017 Debriefing
Here is the story of the 2017 Wedding Fayre held at the Olde House in Chesterfield.
To give you some context if you are new to this blog, I am a wedding photographer based in Sheffield.
If you are planning on attending a future wedding fayre at the Olde House then perhaps this will give you an idea of what to expect.
For exhibitors hoping to have a stall at this or any other wedding fayre, hopefully my experiences will help you out.(more…)
It’s always exciting when I get chance to travel to a wedding so I jumped at the chance to join the future Mr and Mrs Conroy at Singleton Lodge Country House Hotel in Poulton-le-Fylde near Blackpool.
Since I was travelling a bit of a distance I thought it was safer to set off early. Fortunately I had a smooth drive which meant I was able to get myself settled at Singleton Lodge early which gave me a chance to have a picnic lunch with the alpacas. Seriously.(more…)
Lyndsey and Steve are getting married at Whitley Hall next August and I will have the honour of being their wedding photographer on that day.
Tragically Steve’s Father has been diagnosed with cancer, which means there is a possibility that he will not be able to make the wedding. It is important to both Lyndsey and Steve that they get photos of both their sets of parents together at their wedding venue so as a precaution we got everyone together at Whitley Hall for an evening photo shoot.(more…)
Every wedding has a first for me.
This time it was a chance to tick one off my photography bucket list, photographing a snooker match.
Arranging for their guests at their Club Baize wedding to have free use of a snooker table all night was a great idea by Fran and Shane.
Giving your guests something to entertain themselves in between formalities is always gratefully received by guests young and old.(more…)