Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category
Friday, October 30th, 2009
Ive just received a copy of Professional Photographer Magazine and am delighted to be placed in their Top 10 List of UK Winter Wedding Photographers. Its a real honour to be placed with some of the other photographers in that list.
This is the second time I have been placed in a List of Top 10 Uk Wedding Photographers, the first being Randolph Quan’s list that he produced last year and this. Its lovely to be recognised for all the hard work I have put into both my photography and the business in general over the past few years.
Maybe now its time to do some seminars ………
Here are some images from Winter Weddings from early this year.
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
Last week was my lovely wife’s birthday, it was somewhat of a milestone birthday and so we treated ourselves to a trip to NYC. Neither of us had been before and whilst we missed the kids loads, it was great to be away by ourselves, infact it was the first time in 5 years that we had been away just by ourselves. New York is an amazing place, not as cheap as I had hoped but all the same a real experience. Being a photographer means that we have no images of the two of us together, so before everything starts heading south, I asked Brooks + Leigh Whittington, great wedding photographers, from Dallas to come and do a day in the life of us. We also met up with Jason Groupp, Lynsdey Thorne, Gulnara, Aga, Mercin and Beth, all of whom I have got to know through wedding photography. We also met up with Danny and Diana, whos wedding I shot in Paris last year. They were all so kind to us and really helped make our trip a memorable one. Here are some pictures from our trip.
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.
Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
This year I have made a concerted attempt to enter as many WPJA contest images as possible. In Q1 the following images placed well. To get a placing is a real achievement as thousands of images are entered each quarter from photographers throughout the world.
Below are the images and the judges comments
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
Last month Anita and I spent 3 memorable days with Christian Keenan and his family at their home in Jersey. Christian is a superb wedding photographerÃ‚Â (www.ckpweddings.com) and one whose work I admire greatly. On our second day Anita went off to the Spa and I photographed The Keenan’s. To say this was nerve racking would be an understatement, as photographing for a photographer is so difficult. Helier and Louis were great subjects, although keeping up with them did prove tiring and I have to say I was absolutely shattered when I finished later that night.
Christian and Carol were such great hosts and it was a real learning experience for me to see Christian’s studio and workplace, and meet up with Andy, Christian’s assistant, again.
Here are a few images from the day.