Since photographing Dan and Kati's wedding in Hungary back in 2012, I've seen them in the studio a number of times. This studio session was all about getting a baby and a two-year-old in the same frame... and I just about managed it! The kids were high energy, but great fun, and I got what I needed to complete the family archive for them.
There's a bit of a story around this location portrait session! Over the summer, we tried three times to arrange it. Three! On every occasion, the weather wasn't just bad, it was absolutely dreadful. One last offered itself up in the days before the schools went back in September, but the British summer never returned. Exasperated, I suggested October half term because, 'sometimes, the weather is better in autumn'. I didn't really believe my own words, but we got a date in the diary for October half term... And what a beautiful day it was! When a location shoot works, there's nothing better! I spent an hour with these high-energy brothers at Milton Country Park, Cambridge creating some really timeless images. My highlights follow:
Yesterday I photographed this rather sweet little 10 month old. She was absolutely fascinated by her session, but found none of it very funny! For a whole hour she looked at me (and Mummy and Daddy too come to think of it) as a curiosity to be studied! Her studio photography highlights follow:
Last week was half term which meant I was busy! I did a good number of studio shoots and on the sunniest day of the week, shot two location shoots! What lucky timing! This was the second of those location portrait sessions and was shot at Wandlebury Country Park outside of Cambridge. This is a family I've seen many times before since a wedding back in 2011!
Yesterday I met these two brothers, the oldest of whom was one of my very first baby customers, back in 2007. His delightful baby face is even on my studio wall! Now 10, he came to see me with his younger brother who was quite a bit more smile-shy... My studio photography highlights follow:
Over the weekend I met these delightful girls. Sisters, they came to see me as part of a family portrait session with Mum and Dad, and they were as good as gold! This meant we zipped through the whole session before anyone could get bored. Quit while you're ahead right?! My photography highlights follow:
This morning I saw baby Tristan in the studio. He's five months old and a baby I know quite well as his parents are good friends. You'd think that would have meant for a smooth session? Nope! Tristan burst into tears the moment I got the camera out and proceeded to take me on an emotional roller-coaster of smiles, frowns and tears! What a little monster! It's good job he's cute...
Congratulations to Bryn & Sarah who were married on Saturday 23rd September 2017! Their wedding was held at Hockwold Hall in Brandon, so a new venue for me. Interestingly, I was actually present when these two met (that sounds far-fetched, but it's true). To cut a long story short, Bryn is a sprint trainer and both Sarah and I attended his classes about 7 years ago. And that's where they met! It was nice to have the personal connection and lovely to see them married. It was even more lovely to see Bryn's athletes (and willing guests) take part in old-school sports day events dressed up in their finery! Loads of fun, loads of photo opportunities! I left them partying to their wedding band in the venue's giant marquee. My wedding photography highlights follow:
Yesterday I photographed these super cool dudes in the studio! The shoot was dictated by nearly-2-year-old Zack (goes without saying really), but luckily, he allowed me to get lots of variation. We shot brother photos, a few individuals, some with Dad and even the odd family shot. Thanks Zack!
With almost 1000 sessions shot since 2007, I'm having a BIG clear out of my archive to celebrate my 10th birthday.
This means that I'm letting go of ALL files shot in my old style (reference number P0772) for super cheap!
They will be the full session files, in full resolution, for you to do what you want with... That's a real bargain!
A little story about the images in this poster: The little girl was only the 2nd baby to see me in my brand new studio back in 2007. She must be 11 now! WOW. I hope she's just as high energy as she was back then...
Quite remarkably, my Cambridge photography business will be 10 years old at the end of the month! 10! That's a whole decade!
A big thanks to the family and wedding customers I've photographed over the years, and more recently, to my commercial/PR clients under StillVision (my official photography company name). You've all added up to a roller-coaster decade of photography!
To celebrate this mile-stone, I will be running a few offers, so stay tuned for those!
Congratulations to Darren & Corrina who were married on Saturday 12th August 2017. I've never seen so much emotion and happiness on a wedding day! They were married twice (!), first and officially at an intimate ceremony at Peterborough registry office followed be a ceremony at home. After ceremony number one, I followed the bride to where she got ready for her REAL wedding, in the garden of her home. The garden had been transformed by a giant marquee. Trees had been cropped to fit inside, everything was decorated, and with a beautiful position by the river, it made for a lovely personal wedding venue. From the second ceremony on, the party really started and I had hours of fun shooting very informally as people got, how should I say, fairly merry... Just before leaving, there was a bit of a 999 lifesaver incident involving the river, two guys and something sharp. I've pixelated the gruesome stuff, but the way I saw it, a wedding isn't a wedding unless someone ends up in A&E, right?! My Peterborough wedding photography highlights follow:
Last week I had the pleasure of photographing a family of two teenagers, one of whom is soon to be 18. The 'birthday' session was a comprehensive one as well as being fun and really relaxed. I shot individual portraits, brother and sister together, mum and dad, as well a number of family variations. It was all covered!
This afternoon I met this cheeky 9 month old along with Mummy and Daddy. On arrival, he casually crawled up to me and used my leg as a standing post. No introduction necessary! His session continued in the friendly way it began, and I got plenty of action shots, smiles and a whole host of other expressions! If he keeps this level of personality up, Cambridge has itself a new superstar!
This morning I saw 16 month old Leo for the third time since he was a little baby. He came to the studio with his big brother, Mummy and Daddy. Despite not being that interested in joining them, I grabbed a few brother shots (tearing around the place obviously) and some family ones! His baby photography highlights follow:
This morning I saw 8-month-old Miller who I've met before. I've also met his older brother and sister before and photographed Mum and Dad's wedding nearly 5 years ago! It's lovely to see familiar faces and all the lovelier when they are super-smiling ones... His studio session highlights follow:
Although I'm shooting far fewer weddings this year, the ones I am shooting are super special ones! On the weekend before the June heat-wave kicked in, Tristan & Anna were married at The Asylum Chapel in Peckham. It was without doubt the trendiest wedding ceremony venue I've ever seen! I could have shot in there for hours. Venue two, (via a short ride in vintage route-masters), was in Brixton and another super-trendy place. I shot their wedding in a more informal style at the request of the bride and groom and results are great! My London wedding photography highlights follow:
This morning I met nearly-6-month-old Oliver in the studio. He came with his big sister who I photographed a couple of years ago, but she wasn't part of today's shoot, maybe next time! I actually photographed Mum and Dad's wedding in Hungary back in 2012, so it was nice to see the family growing up. Here are my favorite shots from his baby photography session with me:
At the weekend I met this just-turned-one-year-old and her Mummy and Daddy. She came with a warning that she hadn't slept and had a bit of a cold, but she showed very little signs of either (until the very end of her studio shoot)! She threw some great expressions my way and here are some of my favourites:
I'm sticking to new principles regarding my wedding photography this season and only doing them when I come recommended or have a connection to the bride and groom. It's not a business decision, but a personal one! I want to reduce the number I book and enjoy every single one I shoot. And boy did I enjoy this one! The sun was shining (a little too much perhaps for such an outside venue), everyone was happy, lots got drunk, even more got eaten and I left the wedding party dancing the night away to one of the friendliest DJ's I've ever met! Richard and Yasemin's wedding photography highlights are below: