Pembrokeshire Wedding Photographer : Vicki & Dan’s Wedding


Yesterday saw me in Pembrokeshire shooting the wedding of Vicki and Dan, Dan is a good and long time friend of Helen, my former assistant (off to do having a baby) so this was kind of a special wedding.

The couple who’s wedding reception was at the Giltar Hotel in Tenby really wanted some special photos on the beach, one of the tricks to great beach photography is off camera flash and I was assisted yesterday by Tom Astley from Tom Astley Photography – Tom is based around Manchester and as he had a weekend off, he came to hang out with me and help out

here is a sneak peek at a few of them

The bride

pembrokeshire wedding photography

The couple

the giltar wedding photography

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beach wedding photography

Photo of the week 25th March 2012

Manor House Wedding Photography Morton on Marsh

Hello there,

This weeks Photo of the week is less than 12 hours old, shot last night just before the first dance and before I left, its a shot of the bride and groom at the back of The Manor House, Morton on Marsh.

I have a similar photo in my slideshow I show prospective brides and groom without a couple in it, as soon as Hannah saw the photo she said she wanted to do the same thing but with the two of them in it.

This is a 10 second exposure so the couple had to stay very still, the couple are lit by off camera flash.


manor house hotel, morton on marsh wedding photography

Worcestershire Glamour Make over / Boudoir Shoot Feedback

Hello there,

Very quick post today as its Mothers day and I am running to the store to get Mrs P something nice to cook for dinner.

Yesterday I had a fabulous make over shoot and got some fantastic feedback from Miss T – this coincided with some more feedback from a couple of boudoir shoots – so thought I would share a few with you.

Miss T

Boudoir photography West Midlands

And she says,

Hey Dp


I had a great time, and am amazed by the pics

I am more than happy for you to put the top photo on your blog – I will show the clothed one at work too, I am sure that there are some girls who will be interested.

Thank you again for yesterday, it was a fabulous experience and I can’t wait to see the rest of the shots on Friday!


Miss C

worcestershire boudoir photography

and she says

I have had my first Boudoir photo shoot with David and it really was fantastic, i was a little nervous at first but david made me feel so comfortable with his friendly and happy personality i soon felt at ease. David is a perfectionist with everything from the lighting to positioning of the model and he will get the best shots he can making you just look fantastic.
Hair and makeup was done by the lovely gemma, we discussed hair and makeup ideas before the shoot so i knew what to expect on the day and also having input with my ideas was really great to. I have now received all of my photos from the shoot and i just can not believe just how great they all are i am very happy, with thanks to david.


Photo of the Week – March 18th 2012

Hello there,

This weeks photo of the week comes from a wedding I shot last summer, the wedding took place at the Amazing Gosfield Hall in Essex and was the wedding of Alex and Lisa.

The couple had wanted some of my off camera flash images, ones where you create a little bit of magic by mixing flash light with sun light and take a photo that normally would not be captured.

I have also included another one from when the bridesmaids walked down the aisle just because I love the lighting on that one also, often those kinds of photos are overlooked but so important.

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essex wedding photography

Hampton Manor Wedding Photography

Warwickshire Wedding Photography

Hello there,

For one reason or another I have had a bit of a lost day, site issues and total lost of communications with the outside world let me working on images and albums – I am currently putting the finishing touches to a spectacular wedding album from a wedding at Hampton Manor, and that reminded me that I also worked with another photographer at a wedding just before Christmas.  I was second shooting (its what we photographers call it when your just helping out really)  for a good friend and great photographer called Paul Goode – I was lighting assistance for this one, with it being a winter wedding and my penchant for off camera flash lighting etc I was there just in case Paul needed any help – I had a rare weekend off so just went along for a bit of a relax really – its funny but when not shooting weddings for clients, lots of photographers will go along with other photographer just to pratice something they cant really do at a paid wedding – if it works out well the couple get some great photos, if not, they were not really expecting them.

My goals for the day were to

1.  Assist Paul however he needed em.

2.  Pratice Panorama’s – this is where you take several photos and join them together to make one seamless photo

3.  Just shoot some funky off camera flash / video light images with the B&G

4.  Pratice shooting in general in LOW light conditions.

So here is what I got.

This is a 6 shot Panno – if you look carefully you can see 3 walls in the room – this is one of the dining rooms in the Hotel

dining room at hampton manor

The hotel has the most amazing light in reception, well just behind the reception, finding something to do with it and a couple so the couple dont look miniscule in photo was a bit of a challange but I had been waiting a long time for this and had it planned out.

Chandelier at hampton manor

The couple had beautiful candles all over the place, I collected a whole bunch and used them to light this shot – I added a bit of video light just to lift the details a bit but love this one

black and white wedding photography warwickshire

and while we are talking about black and white images,

I snapped these two shots seconds apart, I did this while Paul was setting up for a photo, I just used the window light coming in, for the bride I wanted it nice and soft but for the groom I wanted something a little more edgy

getting married at hampton manor

groom at hampton manor hotel warwickshire

and here is a shot taken during the wedding itself, if this does not mean anything to you dont worry but it was VERY dark – this shot was taken at ISO 5000, 1/30th second @ F2.8  I was standing at the back of the room using a very long zoom lens to get up close and personal.  When Paul and I were discussing who would stand where, as it was his wedding I let him choose but secretly wanted the back of the room – I have shot enough weddings to know if your by yourself, the place to be is the back of the room – so when Paul said he would go up front I was jumping for joy on the inside 🙂

swapping rings at hampton manor

and last but not least, a couple of shots of the venue itself, this is a back view of the venue

hamptom manor wedding venue

and this final photo is of the amazing clock tower and grounds.

getting married at hampton manor