Image Of The Week

Over the last week I have been designing wedding albums for our clients when I came across this little gem shot at Graham & Kate's wedding at Hillbark Hotel on the Wirrall. I love this image mainly for the aahhh factor but also the intrigue behind the story,has he been told off for being too excited for the confetti shot or has the poor lad missed the confetti shot,whatever, the expression & even a little tear just melts your heart again one of those timeless moments that makes my job worthwhile.

canon 5DmkII / 800 iso / 1/1000th @ f.2.8 / 70-200 f2.8L lens.

What makes our job so SPECIAL....

Well its cold, wet & miserable at the moment so imagine how warm the studio was when I opened a really touching card from Lyndsey & Stephen who’s wedding we shot this year & have received their finished wedding album. Its very rarely I get a lump in my throat (unless Jane has her hands round it!) but this really was a lovely touch.
To receive thanks for ‘doing your job’ is what keeps the two of us going after all photography is still our hobby & we are so lucky to have great friends as our clients become when they start their wedding adventure with us.

To David & Jane
Thank you so much for your hard work with our wedding photos!
They are all amazing and our album is perfect, we couldn’t have asked for anything more.
From day one we knew we were in safe hands and had made the right decision, we will definitely be recommending you to our friends & family.
Thanks again & hopefully we will see you in the future, maybe for dome family portraits in a few years time!

Lyndsey & Stephen Hurd
1st August 2009

Towneley Hall....Richard & Rebecca's Wedding

We woke up to a crisp Halloween day, the perfect weather for what turned out to be not your normal wedding. Rebecca is a huge fan of autumn, so much so as the whole wedding theme was autumn, the colours, design even the menu.Richard & Rebecca had put so much planning into this day & with good reason,the day was split in three, first was the wedding held at a packed Christchurch in Nelson where afterwards friends & family chatted over tea & the best chocolate cake EVER!!!.Secondly onto the impressive Towneley Hall in Burnley, this place has some superb locations for wedding photography & we had a blast with the guests then very emotional speeches in a tepee,this was a first for us never been in a place like it, open log fire (just what was needed) and a real outdoor/indoor feel complimented by a winter themed wedding breakfast.
Now its at this point where the day blends into the night but not this wedding, guests slowly made their way back to hotel rooms to prepare for the third part of the wedding, an evening masquerade ball & as promised the room & feel changed to a Halloween party & guest arrived in black ties & masks and wow what an atmosphere. The party then moved outside for Chinese lanterns this was just a laugh with friends sending flaming lanterns skywards or (even funnier) sometimes not, any way back inside for not one but two Hog roasts, piƱata for the kids and dancing it really was a struggle for Jane & I to leave

Have a great Honeymoon & thanks again for something special.Hope nobody said the lanterns were UFO's this time.D.

Image of the Week...ok its been a while!

Ok..Ok.. its been a while since the last image of the week but just had to post this image.Last weekend was Halloween & I had the honour & pleasure of shooting the fantastic wedding of Richard & Rebecca at Towneley Hall in Burnley, Im not going to go into too much detail of the day as the Wedding will be posted on the blog in the next few days.We had wandered around the stunning gardens shooting some stunning images and were returning to join the guests when I first saw the location,set the camera,framed the image for the sky (it looked amazing) & then waited for the Bride & Groom to walk into position & BANG, a great image made better by a kiss from Richard.
Just after the speeches Jane & I sat down had a drink & took 10 mins out in a side room and started talking to a staff member regarding ghosts (it was Halloween) and the fact that the TV program most haunted had been, & to spice things up the room we were sat alone in was the most haunted.wwwwooooaaawww!!!!
On post production of this image I wanted to get a haunted feel to the image & its been a while since I did a sepia image so here it is.I love it

canon 5Dmkii / 16-35 f2.8 / 200th sec @ f 5.6 / 400iso