Archive for October, 2009
Saturday, October 10th, 2009
The ISPWP is run by Joe Milton . I have no idea if Joe knows this, but he was one of the reasons I got into wedding photography 6-7 years ago. I was online looking through local wedding photographers in the UK and wanted to see something different, something that told a story, as opposed to a whole series of group and posed shots. SO I started to google phrases that I thought might lead me to find something I like. Of course the word “photojournalist”, which is all too commonplace now, was not really being used back then and so I really had to search hard to find what I was looking for. And then all of a sudden this guy from Portland in The US came up. Its fair to say I was emotionally moved by his images and bookmarked his site immediately. I guess its fair to say that Joe was probably one of the first, along with a few others to be shooting this style of wedding photography and it really hit a chord with me.
Joe is also the founder of the ISPWP, which is an organisation I am very proud to belong to. It has some amazing wedding photographers as its members and the standard is being raised all the time.
Its also a real honour that Joe has chosen to spotlight my photography, I am now in my 7th year of shooting weddings, its been hard work , but 7 years of real fun and excitement. I’m continually being inspired by others and hope that this continues to be the case for many years to come.
You can view the whole spotlight HERE.
Monday, October 5th, 2009
Where to start on this one is tricky. For those of you that follow me on twitter, this is the wedding where I reversed into Julia’s Porsche……..not a great start to any day but when its your brides car it’s even worse. Putting aside my lack of driving skills, this was a really great day. Julia’s father lives in the most picturesque spot overlooking the Bristol Channel, the views were amazing and its where I also bumped into Amy Morris, who was the make up artist for that. I shot Amy’s wedding just over 2 years ago and it was great to catch up again.
The Clifton suspension bridge played quite a major role in the wedding, Burwalls, the venue has a view of the bridge and Nick lived on one side and Julia on the other, before they met, (like a north/south divide)
It was an emotionally charged day, Julia lost her mother 2 years ago and Julia’s dad, Roger, gave a wonderful speech that had alot of the room teary eyed.
Here are a few images from their day.
Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Preview Images from Emma and David’s wedding at one of the best castles in Ireland, Ashford Castle