The Eighties… What a great time, and what a great theme for a 40th Birthday party, and this week I was asked to cover just that!
During the run up to Peter and Susan’s wedding in September 2015, I knew that Susan was working with the team at Archant to see whether she could have their wedding featured in the Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Bedfordshire Bride Magazine 2016. I discovered Susan had been successful when I found a double page spread in Bride magazine featuring my work!
Mid December marks one of my regular dates; the Hitchin Christian Centre Nativity shoot. This is firm favourite event for me and as Matt Summerfield (the senior Pastor of Hitchin Christian Centre) said is now a “Christmas Tradition!”. Each year the Christian Centre runs a series of nativity services to celebrate the Christmas story, however this year their plans to host the event in the grounds of Hitchin Priory had to be cancelled at the very last-minute, and so the service was moved back into their Church on Bedford Road. Fortunately I was able to accommodate the change of date and venue, and organised a straight-forward portrait shoot for them.
A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by a young artist Gerhard Symons with a rather unusual request. In celebration of what Gerhard believes is a world first, he’d commission a stained glass dedicated to Anton Bruckner’s 3rd Symphony, and was looking for someone to photograph the launch event. With such an unusual request how could I refuse? Continue reading
July continues to be a busy month, and the next shoot on the list was a follow-up to the Wrestling shoot I did in April, however this time rather than shooting the wrestling bouts as I’d done for Ultimate British Wrestling before I was asked to do a formal portrait shoot to promote UBW and the wrestlers’ individual careers.
In mid October my girlfriend and I were invited to join her parents for a long weekend in the Seaside town of Lyme Regis. An early finish on Friday, a detour to High Wycombe to deliver a framed print (see Paul Rivett Special), and 4 hours in the car got us there safe and sound and in good time to enjoy the weekend. Although not specifically a photography weekend that didn’t stop me from packing camera, tripod and lenses with the hope of getting some shots of the picturesque harbour and town. Unfortunately the weather conspired against me and I only had a 2 hour window on Saturday afternoon to go out and shoot, however for just 2 hours I was delighted with the results. Continue reading