Sunday, 28th September 2008
I recently took another trip to Pembroke Lodge for Kate & David’s pre-wedding shoot. Whilst I usually don’t like to do the PWS at the wedding venue, Richmond Park is so vast and appealing that our decision to shoot there on a hot sunny Saturday afternoon was just perfect!
The wedding will be a completely different kettle of fish, as it will be just before Christmas and will have a very festive feel to it – can’t wait …
So, on to the images.
I love it when my subjects are having fun:
I was tasked with something “not in your face and arty” for the wedding invitation, and this is what I came up with (they must have liked it because we printed almost 100 of these!)
Can you tell i am liking the silhouettes ?!
Now, they told me they didn’t like moody – but they do it so well!
Some clients just cannot keep up with the pace!
Loving the back light …
This is my totally top favourite – awesome light and a hint of retro ..
… and i believe this was their favourite …
This was a great one for the back of the invite, small and discreet …
So that’s it for now – really looking forward to the festive wedding in December.
See you at the party !
Tuesday, 16th September 2008
Well, this one is going to be quite an arty post … Clare and Dave were married recently at Polhawn Fort down in Cornwall. I traveled down the day before with my friend and second shooter KarenB. The weather on arrival was pretty sunny, and although on the wedding day itself we had a mix of sun and cloud, on the whole it worked well – especially as you’ll see from some of the moody sky pictures – which are fast becoming a favourite of mine.
So, here goes.
First, the lovely coastline, on arrival:
Something we spotted walking through the local town (told you it was going to be arty!)
Right after the ceremony – bubbles in place of confetti!
Seven gorgeous bridesmaids, and a lovely bride:
The Se7en – Part II (remember part I, back at Eastlands Estate?)
Clare & Dave, on the clifftops
You gotta love the sky!
Mr C. gets some help with the family tradition:
and finally, some celebratory fun for the happy couple:
It was fun, it was happy .. it was great! Congratulations and see you both soon!
Thursday, 4th September 2008
Today I want to post briefly about a piece of software that I use to design all of your albums. I know that there are a number of photographer friends who read these posts too, and we have had conversations recently about which software we all use for album designing – as you can imagine, the choices are varied.
I have tried several, and after a couple of years using Photojunction I can say it’s the software of choice for me.
They have recently been through a complete redesign, hence the “remix” bit and what a great success it has been. Many photographers had the option to continue using the older “Photojunction Retro” throughout the development of Remix, but being a bit of a gadget boy i needed to get the latest and greatest software as soon as I could!
Of course, there were some teething issues, as there always is with new software, but the support throughout this period has been exemplary. Bug fixes every day or so, near immediate response to problems and enquiries (quite a feat when they are some 12 hours away from me in the land of timezones) and the end result is a fantastic and so very usable application.
I have used PJ Remix to design a few albums to date and the usability is so much better than “retro”. My productivity has rocketed, saving me time and effort to do nice things – like rest and relax!!
A couple of favourite points :
– The ability to split out the components from the Tools window
– Cropping, resizing & moving images in the Image tab also updates the image in the album design window, giving you real-time feed back – awesome!
– The ability to design with or without templates – allowing full creativity.
– Being able to create custom album designs and dimensions – pure flexibility!
– The sheer speed of output now is mind-blowing …
Gosh, there’s is just so much to say about it, i simply don’t have the time here. Any photographers wishing to discuss it in more detail, feel free to give me a call and i’ll talk you through it!
The following is a link to their Blog and then their main Website too. What are you waiting for ? Go check them out!
Monday, 1st September 2008
Well, it’s been some weeks since I last posted and that’s mainly due to the amazing amount of work that all your weddings have generated – my goodness, it’s never ending!
Anyway, i wanted to share a few shots from a recent family shoot I did .. once again at Pembroke Lodge. Katy and her three charming, and rather enthusiastic, boys were all in good spirits from the off … again, it didn’t take long before they were performing for the camera, as only three cheeky little monkeys could.
Notice, yet again, all the black and white ! It’s just so cool.
So, the family:
You’d think that tiring them out might calm them down a bit wouldn’t you ? No chance!
But they did set this shot up virtually alone! The little models ..
They look so angelic don’t they ?
It’s all a front – this was just a small moment of calm in the storm!
Not that I am complaining – it was a fun filled and delightful shoot, and i’m looking forward to seeing you all again soon!