Its been a while since I indulged myself in a personal photography project so i decided to do a little street photography..
For the sake of discretion and ease of use I used a Samsung NX300, I always liked the waist level viewfinder on my Bronica ETRSI so the flip up screen on the NX300 really came in handy.
There is something very special about being a wedding photographer getting to be such happy occasions every week helping to start a lifetime of happy memories.
Over the past 12 years of professional wedding photography ( I photographed my first wedding when I was 17 but that doesn’t count as it was my cousin’s !! ) I have been sent hundreds of thank-emails and a great many lovely thank you cards, yesterday I had a fabulous trip drown memory lane looking at some of them so I thought I’d share a few on my blog…..
Chris and Liz had a beautiful church wedding followed by a a stunning reception at Spring Grove House it was the first time I have shot at Spring Grove house, it’s nice to know that even after 12 years photographing weddings in the Midlands there are great wedding venues I have not been too!!
The day was an absolute joy to be a part of, and the meal was excellent thanks Chris and Liz ; )
I even had the chance to try out the radio transmitters in my new Canon 600EX-RT ‘s you can see the result in the backlit tree photograph.
Congratulations of a fab day Chris and Liz.
I had a fabulous day photographing Tom and Laura’s beautiful wedding at New Hall in Sutton Coldfield.
The light was great in the early evening and I love the photos we came up with as the sun set….
Congratulations Tom and Laura on your fabulous wedding day
David and Rebecca had a beautiful church wedding followed by the reception at the very friendly and fun Drayton Manor . The Bunting place table plan was a great idea….
Congratulations to them on a beautiful wedding day.
– It was also great to see fellow photographer David Wadley and his lovely wife at the reception, I have put a photo of them in the gallery below : )
To celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary Sally and I headed off to Bath for a bit of history and a spa – I know, me in a spa…it was as funny as it sounds I had no idea what to do with myself …
We stayed in the Royal Hotel, a lovely hotel right in the middle of the city really friendly staff and a nice homely feel to it…breakfast was fab too, I resisted temptation to pig out on a full English and instead went for smoked salmon and scrambled egg on toast. yummy ! the Thermae spa really was great but for me the star of the show was the Roman Baths and Bath abbey.
I’d wanted to bring Sally to Bath ever since I photographed Helen and Scott’s wedding and fell in love with Bath, It’s a stunningly beautiful city.
Any way, Here’s to the next 11 years – thanks Bath… we’ll definitely be back soon!
( last but not least HUGE thanks to our dear friends Jo and Nigel who looked after 2 of our children and Sally’s Mom & Dad who had the other 2! : )
As the industry changes so must we… I have remodelled many of my wedding packages hopefully to suit more modern taste’s and also the change from my coffee table style album to a beautiful Fine Art wedding album, I will of course also be providing beautiful Queensberry wedding albums.
Please visit the price & album page and check out the changes.
This change does not affect current booking’s unless you would like to swap to one of the new packages in which case just get in touch via e-mail.
The new Fine Art wedding album collection.
simply stunning Queensberry wedding albums.
Sarah looked fabulous in the summer sun and it was a lovely service in St Bart’s ( Joy out did her self with the flowers I think : ) … the Blakelands was fantastic as always I’d love to photograph here more often I’ve been going once or twice a year for the last decade!
Congratulations to Sarah and Daniel on a beautiful wedding and beginning family life together : )
Congratulations to Elizabeth and Peter on their beautiful wedding….. a quick walk to the local church then back to the Marquee in the Garden, what a fabulous way to tie the knot : )
I hope you enjoy a lifetime filled with love and happiness together..
It was a joy to photograph the lovely James and Diana’s wedding, it must have been the hottest day of the year and the skies were beautiful. St Chads Pattingham looked fabulous with Weston Park providing the background for their simply stunning wedding reception.
Congratulations to James and Diana on their wonderful wedding day.
To James and Diana, congratulations on a simply stunning wedding day, I wish you a life filled with love and good times!!
Robert and Claire tied the knot on a beautiful summers day in the grounds of Albright Hussey.
It was a wonderful and emotional day, congratulations to them both .
I hope you have a lifetime as happy as your wedding day.
Andreas and Christie at the Mother of God and St Andrews – Greek Cathedral in Birmingham and the Eaton Hotel.
Andreas and Christie were married in the Mother of God and St Andrews – Greek Cathedral in Birmingham on Summer Hill in the centre of Birmingham. Christie looked stunning and apart from a little rain everything was beautiful on the day. It was a true joy to photograph the wedding especially as I have photographed many weddings for Christies family and friends over the years.
It was also great to meet Jonathan from Cloud9 wedding videography and you can see his trailer video below…
( http://vimeo.com/user699342/review/71828238/53c09506d8 )
Congratulations to you both may God endlessly bless you in your new life together : )
The beautifully smilie Hattie and James chose Avoncroft Museum for their wedding, its a real hidden gem of a wedding venue with loads to interesting spots.
They pulled all the stops to make it a stunning wedding day, the table centerpieces were works of art….. I have included a few photos here so you can be inspired ! Â
Congratulations to them both on the beautiful wedding day
I had a winning photo in the WPJA contest over Christmas..
you can see the photo hereÂ on the wpja website, it’s only a 12th place but still nice to be loved.
Just for the next few days my mobile phone will be out of action, due to a gravity related incident.
You can still reach me via email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Facebook message or on the land-line which is 01902 340 794
or if you have an emergency then call my wife on 07595219926…
normal service will resume shortly I hope!!
Caroline and Chris had a totally stunning wedding day at Grafton Manor and i had to loads of fun photographing it : )
They had a lovely civil wedding in the library at Grafton which was followed by a humanist service in the chapel building.
Congratulation to Caroline and Chris on a beautiful action packed and fun filled wedding day.
Now that the weather has turned in the UK It seems like Katie and Paul’s wedding Â at Deer Park hall was in another country!!
It was an absolutely beautiful summers day that Katie and Paul tied the knot. The colours and details were fabulous and it was really lovely to see Sam as her bridesmaid …. Â I photographed Sam’s wedding a few years ago and she has since joined the team at Deer Park Â : )
Deer park did a fabulous job looking after everyone as always !! and we were especially lucky to get a close view of the Deer in action.
Congratulation Katie and Paul on a simply stunning wedding the beginning of a life time of happiness together.
PhilippaÂ and Daniel had a lovely church wedding at St Mary’s in Cannock and then went to the beautiful Somerford Hall for there wedding reception, they had some really lovely wedding details and everything was beautiful.
I still contend Somerford is one of the area’s best kept secrets.. I love the drive up and Phillipa and her team did a brilliant job of making everyone feel welcome – thanks guys : )
Congratulations Philippa and Daniel on a perfect wedding day.
Michele and Matthew chose Â The Forest of Arden hotel Â to host theirÂ fabulous wedding day… it was fun and laughter all day.
It was terrific to see the family again as I know Michelle’s lovely parents from there business HARTILL’S kitchen equipment Â in Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton ( shameless internet plug for an old friend ) !! Annnny way
Congratulations to you both on a wedding day filled with love and laughter my 2 favourite things : )