One of the areas that seems to be growing for me is hiring a photographer to record celebrations such as birthday parties, rather than the more traditional jobs of portrait and wedding photography. This week I was asked to shoot a 40th birthday celebration with a wild west theme!
The last weekend in July represents almost the end of a very busy month, however July ended on a high note, or should that be a highland note, with Steven and Kayleigh’s wedding. As you’ll have gathered from that awful pun there was a Scottish theme to Steven and Kayleigh’s wedding, due to Steven coming from north of the border, although as Kayleigh’s father mentioned in his speech there were in fact guests from across the United Kingdom. Continue reading
Last week ended with a portrait session for “The Dogs of War”, one of the wrestling teams who complete as part of UBW (Ultimate British Wrestling) – This week ended with a shoot for 2 very different dogs; Bella and Loki. There’s been a thought running through my head for the last couple of weeks regarding this shoot; Which will be easier dogs or toddlers? Fortunately I didn’t need to worry since the shoot went well! 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.
Saturday morning meant a stroll into town to run a few errands, and since 2 new lenses had arrived in the post over the last few days (a Sigma 30mm F1.4 and a Canon 100mm F2.8 macro) taking my camera with me seemed a perfectly reasonable thing to do. As I walked around Hitchin market my eye (or should that be stomach) was immediately attracted by a new snack van Toastielicious. Continue reading
For me the 2015 wedding season started in the middle of June, however the unseasonably poor weather – persistent drizzle until an hour after the ceremony – didn’t put a dampener on the day, and didn’t stop me getting some great shots to help Jo and David remember their wedding day in Tewin, Hertfordshire.
English Heritage’s Wrest Park is only a few miles from my home in Hitchin, and hence a location I regularly use. In May I visited Wrest Park with some friends and took a series of informal portraits and some shots for myself around the magnificent grounds.
One of the most interesting parts of the whole wedding process is how the bride and groom celebrate their last few days of “freedom” in the respective Stag and Hen parties. For David and Jo’s wedding in June I was invited to join the “boys” as they celebrated in Brighton.
Saturday night wouldn’t be Saturday night without live music! This particular Saturday night Resonance, the Herts based covers band, were playing Digswell Village hall in aid of CDA (Community Development in Africa). I went along to enjoy the event, but needless to say I had a camera in my pocket. Continue reading
One of my regular annual shoots is the nativity celebration at Hitchin Christian Centre (click to see the nativity photos from 2013 and 2014), however a few weeks ago they asked me if I’d be able to cover another event for them in April. This time they’d planned a family fun day to take place in the market square in Hitchin.