Monthly Archives: January 2010

26 
Jan

Pre Wedding Photo Shoots

I have a number of pre wedding shoots coming up for my 2010 wedding couples, which I am very  much looking forward to.    The first of these is this Saturday at Shearsby Bath http://www.shearsbybath.co.uk/.  I have not photographed a wedding at this venue before so it will be a first for me and I am very much looking forward to it.   This will be closely followed by my first wedding at Hartington Hall in the Peak District.  I recently met up with Becky and Alexis at Hartington and I was so glad that the snow had cleared.  Hartington really is in the middle of nowhere, tucked away at the top of a hill.  Believe me, nobody would have made it to the wedding if it had been a couple of weeks ago.

The pre wedding shoot is something I offer in my album packages whereby I meet with the couples at their chosen venue before their wedding day, to take some informal photographs and have a bit of fun.   I find that this photo shoot is a fantastic way of getting to know each couple  better,  giving them an insight as to how I  work  and it helps immensely in getting the ‘bride and groom to be’ to relax a little in front of the camera.   And the best bit… they get some engagement photographs too.   It is also a chance for me to discuss their full itinerary for the day and all of the finer details.    Why would I want to be a stranger to the bride and groom on the most important day of their lives?

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Published Date: 26th January 2010
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26 
Jan

Puss in Boots at the Concordia Theatre, Hinckley

If you haven’t seen the fantastic Puss in  Boots at the Concordia Theatre http://www.concordiatheatre.co.uk/ in Hinckley – get tickets asap.  The show runs right through to 6th Feb and is a really fantastic family pantomime.  My children have already been with their grandma and absolutely loved it, and I had the pleasure of photographing the dress rehearsal.   Below are a selection of my favourite images.  As part of my link up with the theatre, there will be some prints on display in the Spotlight Bar at the theatre, along with some other shots I took at other dress rehearsals in 2009 (The Full Monty, Annie Get Your Gun and the Rochelle Show).  I will also be attending the upcoming dress rehearsals for ‘Working’, ‘Fawlty Towers’ and ‘Pirates of Penzance’).

panto low res for blog

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Published Date: 26th January 2010
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26 
Jan

Artography at Sketchley Grange Wedding Fair

I exhibited at the Sketchley Grange http://www.sketchley-grange.co.uk/ Wedding Fair last weekend  (Sunday 24th January) which is one of the best wedding fairs in this area and very well attended.  There were over 200 brides attending the event, all at varioius stages of their wedding planning and a lot whose dates are planned for 2011.  

There were over 40 vendors, including wedding cars, florists, jewellery, gowns, entertainment etc – alogside 2 catwalk fashion shows.   Their next fair is in September.  It is great to network with other wedding vendors and get some inspiration too and I would certainly recommend the following suppliers who I thought offered fantastic products / services:-

For beautiful designer wedding stationery  I would highly recommend Destiny Cards, based in Nuneaton.  The wedding stationery is really beautiful, classic and innovative.   http://www.destinycards.co.uk/

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For fantastic wedding cakes take a look at Handmade by Hannah http://www.handmadebyhannah.com/.  Her wedding cakes were really beautiful.
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Another lovely vendor – Handmade by Hannah http://www.handmadebyhannah.com/.  Really lovely wedding cakes, individually designed.  Take a look at her wedding cake gallery.

How about a magician at your wedding or family celebration?  Take a look at the website of Chris Priest – British champion of close up magic.  http://www.chrispriest.com/

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Published Date: 26th January 2010
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26 
Jan

Must Get Better at Blogging

I have not bee updating the blog as regularly I should recently, but have promised myself  that I will take the time to do this in 2010…  Further blogs to follow.

 

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Published Date: 26th January 2010
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