I had the great pleasure to photograph the wedding of my friend Coco recently, who was marrying her fiancee Joe. They had been an item for 8 years and this wedding was clearly planned with great care. The theme was Alice In Wonderland, here are a few shots, full write up to come soon but it was a fantastic day. This was not a Berkshire wedding, being down in Brighton, but the drive down was worth it.
From next year I'll be gradually moving to a more editorial style, especially for the portrait side of my business. When I'm not doing wedding photography in and around Berkshire I often do test shoots to keep my skills improving and just sometimes have a change of pace. A few weeks ago I went up to London to shoot some tests for a modelling agency called BMA. The idea behind this is to get some portfolio shots for their new models, which works out great for them, and for me, well, its just practice and a bit of fun. Here are some of the shots...
One of my favourite social events of the year is the Reading Photography Christmas Social. We usually hold it at Great Expectations pub in Reading and as usual, this year, the turnout was excellent. It's not just photographers that come to this event, but everyone connected to the industry. We get make up artists, hair stylists and models as well and the whole point of the evening is to network, catch up with old friends and just generally have a good time. I used to organise the event but this year passed that job onto my friend Kevin Waller, as I've just been too busy with weddings and teaching amongst other things. He did a terrific job, and it gave me a chance to test out my new camera for next years weddings in Berkshire and beyond, the Sony A9. I used a 35mm 1.4 lens for these shots and the results are fantastic, given how low quality the light level was. I can't wait to use this camera at my weddings next year. I'll put up a full review soon for those interested in gear. Here are some of the images.
The confetti run is one of my favourite parts of the image. This one was especially challenging as there was almost no space outside the church to form any sort of line. As a result all the confetti was thrown in one place and the result was the most densely packed confetti shower I've ever experienced. To add to the challenge it was 3pm in the afternoon in blazingly hot sunshine, which made getting the shot quite challenging. I managed ok though and the result is one of my favourite ever confetti images, which I know the couple ( Sophie and James ) also love.
Apologies for the lack of updates, I've been away on holiday and right before that I had a big wedding, and right after I came back it was more weddings and a huge commercial event shoot that took me weeks to edit! And I can't share any of the images from any of them just yet! There will be some updates soon I hope, when I've finally done some work that can be published!