Monday, 30 April 2012

Something Different

As well as being a wedding photographer, I also enjoy photographing landscapes, buildings and flora so I thought that this week, I'd share a photograph I took at the weekend.

Green Carpet
Green Carpet
This was taken on a walk in Thrunton Woods, Northumberland. I loved the bright and fresh carpet of leaves underneath the repetitive vertical trunks.

Thank you for looking.
This image is available to buy as a photograph or greeting card from my fine art website.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Photo Friday #14

Falcons Rugby Club Wedding

The bride opening the present her groom had given her. A necklace that he'd had made especially for her.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Looking Forward to this Season

With the first wedding of the season coming up in a couple of weeks, things have started late this year. I'm raring to go and looking forward to some new venues and some familiar ones.

First up this year is Linden Hall which is a venue I've photographed at before. Another favourite of mine is Dissington Hall. Not only is it in stunning surroundings, but the staff treat you really well as well. This year, I'm particularly excited about photographing a wedding at Embleton Hall. It's the first one I've done there since I got married there.

Linden Hall
Linden Hall, Northumberland
Dissington Hall
Dissington Hall, Northumberland

Embleton Hall
Embleton Hall, Northumberland

A couple of the new venues coming up are The Great North Museum in Newcastle and Minsteracres.
The couple getting married at the museum are keen to have a photo with the Tyrannosaurus Rex (pictured below) which will be fun! And looking at photos of Minsteracres, it looks like a beautiful church with plenty of opportunity for stunning photos.

Great North Museum
Great North Museum © North News & Pictures Ltd

Minsteracres, Northumberland
So I can't wait to photograph at these amazing venues, and above all, capture the memories of the all of couples who have booked me this year.

Thank you for reading.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Photo Friday #13

I love this relaxed shot of the parents kicking back after the meal. Mum's shoes are off and Dad's resting his eyes. The groom's parents are from New Zealand so probably lots of chatting to do!

Monday, 16 April 2012

What Style of Album Design Can I Have?

Each album that I design is different. The layout depends on the photographs that you choose, so each album is truly bespoke. There are themes that I use through each album but if there's something you specifically want, just say. There are so many options it's hard for me remember them all! Hopefully this will cover most of them.

Let's start at the beginning. The front cover. I tend to design my albums in a landscape format which brings up the question, if you like a portrait photo for the front what do we do? I can always design a portrait album but most couples prefer the landscape layout.

You can have a photo with a border, black or white.

Or a full size photo filling the whole cover.

Album Design 3

Or a portrait photo works nicely as well. Again, names on the front with or without the date. You can have anything you like!

For the pages, I use a mix of black, white or background photographs faded out. I've yet to try picking a colour from the wedding's theme and using that as a complete background, but I used the colour as a band behind a strip of photos here. Alternatively you could have just black or white throughout.

Below, using background detail photographs.

Below, using black.

Album Design 6

If I've photographed your invitation, I try to use part of it as a motif on white backgrounds just to break up the space.

Or echo a design element of it like the lines and circle beside the bride below.

And the crossed lines on the pages below.

Some couples like to have the whole page filled.

 Or you can have some white space.

Album Design 11

Recently I've added text to the inside pages so you can choose a line from your vows...

...or the title of your first dance.

Album Design 13

 As you can see, there are many different options. Some people like lots of small photos on a page, some prefer the photos to be big. Photos overlapping, not overlapping...fill the background, leave space. The possibilities are endless!

Once I've designed the layout of your album, I'll email proofs like the photos in this blog for your approval. You then say "That's great, print it!" or let me know what changes you'd like to make.

Ultimately when you book, the photographs are the important thing but it is worth considering how your album will look. I want you to have a beautiful reminder of your special day.

To see each photo larger, please click on the image.

Thank you for reading.

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Friday, 13 April 2012

Photo Friday #12

Multi-tasking Best Man. Looking after flowers and double checking on his speech!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Another Feature on Daisychain Events

Hello, I hope everyone enjoyed the Easter weekend!

Last week I was thrilled again to have another of my weddings featured on Daisychain Events blog.

Spring wedding

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Featured on Alice in Weddingland

At the beginning of the year, I was very flattered to be featured in a blog post about wedding bouquet photography by the lovely Alice in Weddingland wedding blog. Shame on me that I didn't share it earlier, but here it is now!

The blog is full of quirky, different ideas and inspiration for your special day. Alice's mantra?

"Be curious, be different, be creative."

So if you're looking for some inspiration for something different, or just like looking at gorgeous photos of gorgeous dresses and sparkly things, head on over to the site.

Wedding bouquets