Posted on July 22, 2016 by under
Last weekend I had the great pleasure in meeting up with Nicola and Kurt for their engagement photo session. Here is a sample of the pictures we created.
Posted on June 12, 2016 by under
Here is a sneak peek of Danielle and Sam’s engagement photo shoot. We chose Worden Park , Leyland for the location and managed to dodge the showers long enough to get some great photos.
engagement photo shoot
Posted on June 6, 2016 by under
Last Saturday I had the great pleasure in photographing Zuzi & Ian’s wedding in the beautiful little village of Tosside. The couple were married in St Bartholomew’s church and the reception took place at the village hall. Lovely couple, super location,pretty church and a beautiful bride……perfect day !
Posted on May 24, 2016 by under
Vicky and Andrew were married on 21st May at the Glendower Hotel , St Annes. It was a great pleasure to be their official photographer on this memorable day. Fabulous couple and great location for a wedding.
Posted on May 19, 2016 by under
Had a great time doing an engagement photo shoot with a fabulous couple, Katie and Nathan. We chose Astley Hall , Chorley for the venue and created some amazing pictures.
Posted on May 9, 2016 by under
Had a great time yesterday doing Vicky and Andrews engagement photo shoot at St Annes. Lovely fun couple. Cant wait to shoot their wedding later this month.
Posted on May 1, 2016 by under
Its engagement photo shoot time again ! This time it was the turn of a great couple, Bev and Richard. Unfortunately it rained throughout the session but we did not let it put us off. We chose one of my favourite places for this type of shoot, Worden Park , Leyland. Despite the weather we managed to get some super images. Looking forward very much to photographing Bev and Richards wedding next year.
Posted on April 25, 2016 by under
Last weekend I had the great pleasure of doing an engagement photo shoot with a wonderful couple, Rose and Scott. We chose Worden Park , Leyland for the shoot. The weather was perfect and we took some amazing photos. Engagement shoots are the perfect way to get to know your wedding photographer and I recommend them to all my wedding clients. I am looking forward to shooting Rose and Scotts wedding later this year.
Posted on April 8, 2016 by under
Here is an essential shortlist that every professional photographer should have to hand in order to make sure that those special moments of your wedding are well documented.
Every item chosen for the wedding carries significance worth photographing. Getting standalone shots of the rings, shoes, invitations, bouquets and the wedding dress before the ceremony, should be the first thing any photographer does.
Lots of precious moments from a wedding day begin even before anyone walks down the aisle. For brides, this means shots of their hair & make-up being done, preparation candid’s with them and their bridesmaids/mother and finishing touches on the wedding dress, such as placement of the veil.
Bride & Bridal Party Ceremony Entrance
The ceremony is the main event so expect any photographer’s camera shutter to go into overdrive during this time. A photographer should capture all of the bridal party as they enter the room – from the flower girl, to the bride & father’s climactic entrance. But it’s not just about the bridal party, any good photographer will capture the emotions of the family/guests as it happens too. It is also important to have the priceless reaction of the groom as the bride slowly saunters towards the altar.
Ring & Vow exchange
Every wedded couple wants to re-live the moment they exchanged their heartfelt (and occasionally emotional) vows and official wedding rings. Most photographers will aim to get close-up shots of the ring exchange and images of each person speaking and listening to the other… especially the laughs, tears and other candid expressions shared between the bride and groom.
That moment following the words “you may kiss the bride” is the one moment any photographer cannot miss (or forget to include in the final edit of images). Here’s a major tip to ensure the perfect photograph: make the kiss long, preferably 5 seconds or more, to give the photographer enough time to snap a good, focused shot.
No quick pecking !
Bride & Groom Walking Down the Aisle
Don’t be alarmed if you see the wedding photographer briskly dash to the other end of the aisle after “The Kiss”; he or she is preparing to document the jubilation of the wedding party and the bride and groom as everyone begins exiting the ceremony. This is usually a time when you can capture them grinning ear-to-ear as newlyweds, and is a prime time for that ‘hero shot’ of happiness from the day.
Portrait Photos (usually after the ceremony)
Bride and Groom Portraits (together and individual)
Weddings are an intricate, time-sensitive dance, and the photographer must be involved with choreographing the steps. In order to prevent any scheduling headaches, make sure you speak with the photographer and wedding planner to allot a flexible timeframe for bride & groom portraits, which is traditionally done soon after the ceremony .
Family portraits can be the most frustrating of the must-capture shots during a wedding as it can be tough to quickly corral and organize both sides of the family, especially for a photographer who doesn’t know everyone by face and name. Mitigate these headaches by providing the photographer – and yourself – with a detailed list of who is in which photograph (for example: bride’s family, groom’s parents, etc.) and assigning a best-man or usher to assist the photographer in rounding everyone up.
Let all family members know well in advance that they must meet at a designated spot for family photos when it is their time
Reception Details (decorated tables, cake)
Like the pre-ceremony details, any good wedding photographer should pay close attention to the room decor during the reception too. Photographs of the entire room/venue, wedding cake and table details (including any special centrepieces) are a must.
As one of the most important moments of the day, the first dance is often memorable and tearful. A good photographer will know ahead of time where they plan on doing the dance, and at what time – and be ready and waiting to capture the perfect shot. If applicable, the father-daughter and mother-son dances should make it in the final collection too.
It was a great pleasure to meet up with Imogen and Frank for their engagement photo shoot last weekend. We chose Corporation park in Blackburn for the shoot. The weather was perfect and the shoot was informal and fun. Engagement /pre wedding photo shoots are ideal for getting to know each other and getting used to being in front of the camera.