Affiliate Award BIPP

Well this was the image that scooped the …… runner up Affliliate award for the National Photographic Awards at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on Saturday night.

The young man in question is Gabriel and he was such a sweetie with a real devilish grin but a lovely nature!  It was shot a few months ago now but still remains one of my favourite photo sessions.

It was a shame not to come away having won the main prize but I’m pretty pleased with runner-up at a BIPP national do.  Thanks to Rachel Madden at the BIPP for her kind words and guidance.


Jenna and Kiale

Jenna and Kiale got married in the Lancaster House Hotel in, where else, but Lancaster!  It wasn’t a particularly fabulous day weather-wise so we took some shots in the corridor between the main hotel and the rooms.  Sounds awful but the light was lovely and I was really pleased with the results.

Here is one of those images.  See you wouldn’t know, would you?  Just shows what you can do with a limited amount of space!

A nice video story….

So I’ve been ranting on recently – not without just cause – about videographers.  I’ve had some challenging times this year with them.

So I was interested to find out what it would be like to work with Tom at Silk Wedding Videos this last Saturday at Shampa and Mike’s wedding at The Barton Grange Hotel.  You know…my favourite place to shoot weddings?!

I’d like to report back that Tom was great to work with.  Rather than him getting in my way and being a pain, I suspect that it was more likely to be me that was the problem for him.  He was just so easy to work with.  And I’m sure that his documentary style of working will produce great results for Shampa and Mike.  I’d love to see the finished film.

So… if you’re looking for someone who shoots video to match a photographer who (tries to)  shoot unobtrusively, give Tom a call.  I can’t recommend on the basis of the film itself because I haven’t seen any of his work.  But I can recommend him purely on his approach and his rapport with the rest of your wedding team.

And don’t forget to tell him where the recommendation came from.