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On the 7th April 2012 I had the pleasure of photographing Debbie and Tom Fieldsend’s wedding at the bandstand in Weston Park and the reception afterwards at the Norfolk Arms. This was one of the friendliest weddings I’ve photographed and as you can see from the photos below I was able to capture lots of candid shots of happy wedding guests! There was a real sense of fun and this continued long into the night at the reception where the guests took full advantage of the photo booth I set up (when they weren’t busy dancing at the awesome ceilidh).
In my experience (and style), simplicity is the best approach to photography. It doesn’t matter if it is lighting, post processing, composition, equipment, contracts, prices, etc… I like to keep things simple. There are infinite ways of doing things (especially in Photoshop) but I believe simplicity is the key to quality work.
So here is a little taste of an ‘on location’ photo shoot that I did for an organization called Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF). My brief was clear: they wanted me to photograph (head & shoulders) 40 members of staff in a 1.5 hour break time at their annual conference. I needed to get there, set up and shoot each person in 2.25 minutes.
I have the privilege of shooting Tom & Emily’s wedding in a couple of months but recently we did an engagement shoot in the Peak District. It was really difficult to choose my favourites from our shoot but I have managed to pick a few for you to see!
As a professional photographer I have always shot with Nikon cameras. There are things I just loved about Nikon: the build quality, lens selections, camera layout, durability, auto-focusing system, etc but one thing which has always frustrated me is the colours that Nikon cameras/lenses produce. They are often too warm (too much yellow and red) and a bit flat, lacking punchiness! At one point I got so frustrated (particularly with skin tone colours) that I sat down and calculated what it would cost me to sell all of my Nikon equipment and switch to Canon but this was going to be a very expensive change. I decided I had to find a cheaper alternative as I had invested way too much money into Nikon already.
“Thank you for taking really beautiful, romantic, in-the-rain pictures on our wedding day. We are so happy with them!
And thank you to your wife and very cute little girl for letting you come all the way to Belgium for this occasion. Thank you for making our wonderful day last!
Lots of Love,
Siegfried & Sara”
A few weeks ago I woke up to heavy rain, which is not unusual living in England, in fact it’s fairly typical of British weather. I am told you never get used to it no matter how long you have lived here and so far this is true for me. I was shooting a wedding – great! All my gear was ready to go, including my handy umbrellas that I take to every wedding for the bride and groom. I checked the weather on my iPhone one last time before setting off and the forecast was for heavy rain all day.