Had a great day shooting the wedding of Olivia and Matt down in York recently. Top couple and a great bunch of people…here’s a small selection from the day…
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A selection of some of the pictures from the recent wedding of Nick and Diana. Photographed at the Walworth Hotel near Darlington.
Congratulations and best wishes to the both of them!
I had a tip-off from a friend of mine about a flash mob wedding that was taking place on Saltburn pier today. An interesting approach to tying the knot. I wasn’t there in an official capacity as their wedding photographer but it offered a good opportunity to get a few pictures of a pretty normal event in an unusual location…
I’ve put a selection of pictures below from a recent corporate portrait shoot I did. This time of David Barral, the CEO of Aviva, the UK’s largest Insurer. Taken at their headquarters in York on a shoot for Getty. I quickly saw my allocated 30 minute ‘slot’ squeezed tighter as the times overran and, as is normally the case with these shoots, the half hour quickly became 20 minutes or so. Fortunately I had a few minutes to set a light up on a balcony overlooking York Minster which I thought might work and making a nice backdrop for a York based business and then there was scope to squeeze in a couple of interior shots within the building to try to give the client a selection of pictures that would be primarily used for internal publications and brochures.
Whilst they wanted a slightly more relaxed picture rather than the more formal shots I also shot a few of him in his jacket and tie in case they had a need for them in the future and as he was dressed like that initially it offered the chance to get some newer and more recent pictures of him so they had more of a selection should they need it. I also think that many people are a little nervous or self-conscious to start with, CEO’s of big businesses or otherwise, so this helped to break the ice and help build a little trust and helped him relax ready for more informal pictures.
The key, in my opinion, to getting good results and to give the client a variation of different pictures to choose from comes with good planning, thinking quickly to find decent environments or locations to shoot in and to be familiar with all the kit and equipment you’re using so that you can work fast and efficiently and get as much out of the time that you end up having. Because you can guarantee, that when it comes to big businesses with a busy CEO your 30 minutes will quickly become 20…..or 15…..or 10.
They were great to work with and very helpful and hopefully they were happy with the pictures and even though it is a relatively simple shoot there are many considerations to achieving a successful set of photographs.
Some pictures from a recent family portrait shoot…of Leigh, Lisa and their daughter Hannah out for a walk in local woods.
A lot of family group type portrait shoots take place in a studio. Sit the family down in front of a bland white back drop and go through a number of different ‘poses’ using various props that may or may not have any relevance to those sitting for the pictures. It can all get a little bland and a little too clinical. But take that same shoot out of the studio and into an area that the family are familiar with, doing an activity that they are used to doing can be far better. Producing more relaxed and natural pictures that create more memories of a time in the lives of those sitting for the pictures.
Pictures that have more meaning to those individuals and as a result they have a far stronger emotional connection to them.
If you are interested in finding out more details on the portrait shoots that I can offer then feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
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During a recent visit to Pickering to take some pictures at the Yorkshire War Weekend event I saw this girl who was dressed, very smartly, in clothing from the 1940’s so I asked to set up a quick picture…
CAMERA: Leica M9 and 50mm f2 Summicron ASPH
LOCATION: Pickering, North Yorkshire
LIGHTING: Natural daylight
A few pictures from the marriage of Rick and Jen back in August…
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I approach my wedding and portrait photography as I approach all other aspects of my photography. Offering an efficient and professional service shooting high quality and natural pictures with minimal interference on the day in a flexible and adaptable way.
Aiming to go beyond the pictures that have become the norm when it comes to wedding and portrait photography I draw on many years of experience as a documentary photographer and aim to go ‘Behind the Veil‘ and shoot the story of your day. To photograph what it was like so that those memories don’t get lost and to create a record that will last a lifetime. Real pictures for real people.
With my portrait work I shoot very naturally, away from the confines and the limitations of a studio. Whether it is pictures of you or as a family group spending time together or involved in an activity, hobby or pastime I shoot in my documentary style creating a series of unique pictures.
Based in Saltburn by the Sea in Cleveland but able to travel I offer various options or I can build the shoot around your requirements. If you have an idea or something you want to try then get in touch and we can have a chat about how we might achieve it.
This blog is dedicated to my wedding and portrait photography and will show some of the latest pictures from each.
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For questions, information, advice and quotes on the wedding and portrait service I offer please email me at email@example.com