POTW – 11th August 2013 – Brides wearing amazing Jimmy Choo’s

Hi there,

Cant tell you too much about this wedding just yet, its a bit of a secret one, but Shot this yesterday – I thought of Best Bird (Emma, my wife’s maid on honor) when I spotted the bride wearing her Jimmy Choo’s – a beautiful strappy number and thought I neeed a picture of this.

For the togs out there, there was noting too technical, I overexposed the scene by 2/3rds of a stop hence the slightly blown grass in the background but I wanted to get the Jimmy’s looking amazing.

bride in jimmy choo

POTW – 4th August – 2013 – Julie and Michael Wedding at Plough & Harrow

Hello there folks !,

This is a bit of a cheat but through the wonders of time travel and the magic TARDIS I have hidden away in the studio, the photo of the week this week actually comes from a wedding I am shooting in a weeks time ! – confused ?????

Well I missed the post last week but slotted this one in.  I shot two weddings this weekend and on Saturday I shot the amazing wedding of Julie and Michael, I cant wait to blog the whole thing as the whole day was magical including the Mad Hatters tea party at the Plough and Harrow in Birmingham.

My photo of the week this week was taken at dusk, I have tons of great shots of Julie and Michael but this one really captures, or at least I feel it captures the couple as they really are.  The couple just like their day are so much fun and the day was filled with GREAT emotion I have never had so many hugs and kisses before and thats just from Michael, and again never before have I had a bride during her speech to a packed room say ”  Now that I am a a married woman there is only one other man I would take all my clothes off for, and thats David, our photographer………”  The room erupted  !

Anyway back to this photo, one of my last photos shot on their wedding day, so I had been with them for around 10 ish hours by this point.  The meal had been eaten, speeches had been done, evening guests had arrived and I was still stealing them away for the odd photo or two.  Not once did it seem like a bother to them to come for just one more photo ! – The joy and the happiness is evident for all to see, this is not a fake look this way and give me a giggle kind of photo, Julie and Michael were like this all day.  I could fill my photo of the week with photos from there wedding alone for the next year without any problems.

Just before their first dance I put on the slideshow for the couple and their guests, and I love watching them myself, well I have to tell you by the end of the slideshow I had a little tear myself remembering the day.  What a fabulous couple, day and bunch of friends.

Julie, Mike, You guys rock ! and you reminded me time and time again why I LOVE this just, why I do it and why its so important to get it right !

Lots of love and hugs !

me.

The amazing Julie and Michael

julie and mike getting married at the plough and harrow birmingham uk

Photo of the Week Sunday 28th July 2013

Hello there,

The funny thing about being a wedding photographer is its a passion not really a job.  So a few weeks back I found myself without a wedding on a Saturday in June.  Eager to practice something different I asked a photographer friend and long time second shooter Clare Tebbett if she had a wedding of her own, as it happened she did so I asked if I could come along just to ‘play’

I wedding of Sharon and James took place at Salford Hall in Eversham on a glorious sunny day and both bride and groom looked amazing.  Here is a playful shot I snapped while Clare was shooting her Bride & Groom photos.

birmingham wedding photography salford hall

I will blog the whole wedding (well my portion of it) in a few weeks time but I just LOVE LOVE LOVE Sharons dress, it was amazing to photograph.

ciao

dp

Photo of the Week – Sunday 21st July 2013

Hello there, it seems like 8 month ago that I added my last ‘PHOTO of the WEEK’  well I am back in full swing and have picked up the gauntlet to try to maintain my photo of the week category and keep it active.

This weeks photo of the week comes from an amazing wedding I shot at the amazing Red House Barn wedding venue in Bromsgrove / Droitwich in Worcestershire.  The wedding was that of Sarah and Mark and took place on probably the hottest day of the year and almost the longest day of the year also.

We shot this photo at around 8pm so it was not actually dark, and we had to use studio lights to over power the ambient light and make the sky / couple look amazing.  I also used a special filter that attached to the front of the lens that let me dial down the ambient light by 4 stops to give me the look I wanted.

hope you like

ciao

dp

Red House Barn Wedding Photography

St Brides Hotel & Spa Wedding Photography

Sneak Peek – The Wedding of Rachel & Nick

Hi there,

Just a quick sneak peek at the fabulous wedding I was honored to shoot this weekend down in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.

I had been looking forward to  this wedding for a very long time for many reasons,  Firstly the bride Rachel is the sister of a bride who’s wedding I shot 6 years ago so I was looking forward to seeing old friends again.  Secondly the couple were getting married at St Brides Hotel and Spa in Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire which is the most spectacular wedding venue you can imagine.  Since I left West Wales around 4 years ago this would be my first opportunity get wedding photos at St Brides Hotel and I was praying for good weather – well the gods smiled on us as it was the picture prefect weather for a wedding at such a magnificent wedding venue.

The wedding was a small intimate affair and full of emotion.

st brides wedding photo

The happy couple after the wedding

west wales wedding photography

An amazing group shot !

st brides hotel wedding photos

Rachel chilling with a glass of something nice and cold

bride overlooking saundersfoot bay

Rachel, Nick, Sarah, Ryan

Pembrokeshire wedding photography