Please don’t faint – alas it has only taken me 8 months to get around to writing a new blog post!
Apologies to any followers out there who have been waiting or wondering as to why things have been quiet on the blog front – it’s been a very busy 2012 and isn’t looking like slowing up either.
I will try and now kick-on from here and start posting on a regular basis again, I certainly do have plenty of material to showcase back-dating from last November.
Here’s the first to get the ball rolling once more – a lovely wedding which took place last November at Lythe Hill Hotel, Haslemere in Surrey.
My bride works as an in-house photography studio photo re-toucher, and makes a living from editing photographs to a specific output depending on the job and clientele. I was delighted when she commissioned me to capture her wedding, as I’m sure that she knew of other photographers that she could have approached to photograph her big day, but she had obviously liked my style of work and opted to hire me. That is always a nice feeling, and always goes to show and prove the point that there might well be many photographers out there, but we’re all different in many ways with our styles, concepts, poses and we also have our own unique personalities as we’re all individuals at the end of the day.
This was my second wedding at Lythe Hill within the space of two months, so I was well acquainted with the venue.
It was a lovely wedding, and my couple were both a joy to work with; both were very laid back and relaxed which is always great as I’m a firm believer that a wedding day should be both fun and relaxed, and the photography should reflect that, not some militant operation where people are forced to adhere to strict rules and stressed out by a photographer constantly barking orders. That does not yield the best results, yes there are times when you have to be firm on timings so that everything is achieved, but you have to make the whole exercise of capturing pictures fun, not a chore, and if you can create that the bride and groom will be relaxed and they’ll enjoy themselves = great pictures! It’s not rocket science…
I have to say, the groom is an incredibly laid back chap – I’ve never arrived to capture some shots of a groom and the best man 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony to find the groom not yet dressed in his wedding attire! We ended up capturing those shots later on in the day, so no damage done, but it was certainly a first for me! ha ha
I’ve added a selection of the images below for reference.