Christmas is a time for families, and Lorraine and Paul were definitely putting their families first as part of their Wedding Ceremony in Hitchin’s Sun Hotel. Lorraine and Paul brought together all the people who were important to them (including flying some in from Australia) to make sure their Christmas wedding a special event. Continue reading
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.
This week brought an interesting challenge. Nifty Audio Limited of Stevenage had a new product to launch, but despite their best efforts they hadn’t been able to produce photos that really showed off the item, so rather than spend more time, they called me to produce the photos for them. Continue reading
This week brought a last minute request to cover the launch of Hitchin Historic Society’s latest publication. The historical society is known for it’s books describing local history, however this launch event was for was a second volume of historic film clips on DVD, and also gave me the chance to meet former BBC newsreader and presenter Richard Whitmore. Continue reading
This was a fun little shoot! Morris and Helen had recently got married in Las Vegas and wanted to hold a small party for close friends and family, and they asked me if I’d cover the evening to give them some photos to record the event. Continue reading
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
It’s always nice to get repeat work, even if it’s my girlfriend wanting some new photos for her book blog (TurningPages90), however the great thing with shoots like that is I get to try out different things both during the shoot and in post processing, and (even though I say it myself) I get to see how much my photography has improved. Continue reading
This weekend brought a request to do a quick portrait shoot for a couple to celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary, so set-up my studio in Hitchin and set about pulling together a few shots. Continue reading
It’s not often I fly to a photo shoot, however this weekend I changed my holiday plans so I could fly back to the UK for Colin and Lydia’s wedding in Hartsfield Manor deep in the Surrey countryside near Reigate. Hartsfield manor is a Victorian building set in a 16 acre estate and was a fantastic venue for both the wedding service and reception. Colin and Lydia had planned their day to ensure that everyone had a great day with a special kids room set aside and bouncy castle in the gardens, to keep the children amused and out of trouble. Continue reading
The end of August pretty much marks the end of the wedding season (although this year I have weddings booked into November), but my last wedding in August took me to St Mary’s church in Old Welwyn in Hertfordshire for a relaxed and informal wedding which was much more about celebrating the day and being with friends and family than it was about pomp and circumstance.