Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Lana & Jamie with @ Steve Gerrard Photography's Workshop

Spent the day with one of the top UK Photographers, Steve Gerrard at The Custard Factory in Birmingham last week. I was keen to brush up on my skills and learn some valuable lessons from Steve and having spent the morning hearing about how Steve has clearly nailed it as a Photographer, we then spent the afternoon walking around the urban setting which surrounded The Custard Factory and joined Steve on a shoot with Lana & Jamie.

An awesome day, thanks Steve!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Naomi & Darren :: Country Wedding :: Stockland

This was to be my last Wedding of the year no doubt the most anticipated. I had already been to see Naomi at the venue and couldn't believe I was going to get the chance to photograph what was always going to be a beautiful day.

Having sent out a booking form some 12 months previously, I was very pleased to see read the words, "Bunting & Cream Tea" as there theme! This was right up my street!

On the morning I arrived, having driven down the long lane to the cottage where Naomi was getting ready, it looked as though the weather would play a big part but it was again very kind to us. Makeup and hair arrived and Oliver (Naomi and Darren's Son) was running around amusing himself.

I got to work in my own unintrusive way and was surprised at the calm atmosphere as they girls got nearer to half past 2. Flowers arrived along with Naomi's Dad...He looked very proud!

Having parked in the village car park I made the short walk to the church and through the small street where the couple would later walk to the reception from the church. Lined with Old phone boxes and fuel pumps it made a stunning backdrop. I was going to be busy later on!!

Darren waited at the church door for the nod from the vicar who had one eye on the clock by this point and then signalled Naomi had arrived.............Places everyone!

Naomi and her Dad made their way down the isle slowly followed by Oliver who had found the toys in the corner and was making his own entertainment. He provided a lot of focal points throughout the service and had the vicar in tears of laughter at one point!

The couple then led their guests from the church to the reception through the village streets of Stockland. We were met with a huge Marque, Bunting, Real Ale and Ploughman's, followed by Cream Teas........Perfect and very fitting.

What a Beautiful Day, Couple and setting

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Doble