Photo of the week 22nd April 2012

Hello there

A few days late but working like a crazy man at the moment,

here is the photo of the week, its from the wedding of Rosie and Jason I shot last year with a photographer friend of mine, it was my first wedding back after my surgery so is kind of special.  I have been talking to Rosie this week so thought it was a good picture to choose.

I actually shot this from inside my Jeep after I drove the couple into a field.

Enjoy.

Dumbleton Hall Wedding photography | Katie & Martin Engagement Shoot

Hey there,

Quick sneak peek today,  I just got back from an engagement session at the amazing Dumbleton Hall nr Tewkesbury in Worcestershire.  Katie and Martin are getting married at Dumbleton Hall later this year so we chose the venue as the perfect venue for the engagement shoot.  Half joking but half seriously Katie had let me know she was becoming a bit of a blog stalker and could not stop smiling at the thought of seeing her photos on the blog, so with this in mind, I quickly grabbed a few – although I have not looked them in detail yet and edited them quickly to pop up on the website.

We were very fortunate that the weather held for us,  so here you go

getting married at dumbleton hall twekesbury

katie and martin engagment

wedding photographer dumbleton hall

dumbleton hall

hope you have enjoyed !

ciao

dp

Caer Beris Engagement Shoot – Sali and Craig

Hello there,

Still catching up, so a few weeks ago I shot the engagement session of Sali and Craig in beautiful Mid Wales as a stunning venue called – Caer Beris Manor Hotel

I was assisted on the day by Tom Astley who had come down to help me out on the wedding the day before which took place in Pembrokeshire, so we stopped overnight and called into Caer Beris on the way home and me  up with the couple.  Since i had Tom with me I got to play a little more with off camera lighting that I normally get to on Engagement Sessions.

We wanted to take full advantage of the grounds and some of the features of the venue, The couple are getting married at Caer Beris in a couple of months so this was a great dummy run to see what would work and not.

Sali may look a little familiar to some of you as she was a bridesmaid from a wedding I shot around 2 years ago.

Enjoy.

getting married at Caer Beris Manor Hotel

Caer Beris Manor Hotel wedding venue

Caer Beris Manor Hotel wedding photos

happy couple at Caer Beris Manor Hotel

Caer Beris Manor Hotel

Again thanks to Sali and Craig and thanks to Tom who helped out on the day – you can visit Tom’s Website at http://www.tomastleyphotography.co.uk/

Why I love working with Video Crews

Hello there,

This past weekend saw me shooting a wedding in West Wales, it was on the Gower, the wedding was for Kay and Andi and it was an amazing day, well they had booked a video crew, the guys in question were Steve from Focus Media Productions from Llanelli in South Wales – Steve was assisted by the ever smiling and uber helpful Phill on the day.

What a pleasant surprise when I opened up my mail box yesterday and saw an email from Steve with a few snippets of me at work on the day.

So here is what I received – naturally  I have added a few amateur titles to it and a few stills

If your looking for a great company to video your wedding day then I cant recommend Focus Media Productions enough, they were great to work with, they worked well with other professional on the day including me and the couple really seemed to  enjoy having them around, they were no intrusive but from what I have seen the video is fantastic.

You can find them at http://www.focusmediaproductions.co.uk/

Here is a little snippet from me at work

Birmingham Wedding Photography – Engagement Shoot

The Mailbox – Birmingham City Center

Hey there,

Last night I met up with Kathryn and Paul at the Mailbox in Birmingham for their engagement session.  We met up at dusk and shot a few photos around the cannals and The Mailbox.

You learn a lot about your couples on engagement shoots, I now know Kathryn likes nice shops and very nice hair dressers,  Paul knows all the good restaurants and the couple hold The Mailbox in high regard as its where they first met.

It was a bit cold, slightly windy but Paul and Kathryn did fantastically well and here are a few photos from the night.

Engagement Session at the Mail Box in Birmingham

birmingham wedding photography

west midlands wedding photographer

wedding photographers west midlands

getting married in west midlands

wedding photographer the mail box

Great shoot ! – great couple, cant wait till the wedding

ciao

dp