Friday, 24 July 2009

Kathryn & Glynn

We enjoyed a simply stunning pre-wedding session with Kathryn & Glynn at Allington Manor near Grantham.

Kathryn & Glynn will be getting married there next month. Kate at Allington Manor gave us so much freedom to take them arround the house and grounds so we could establish their style, likes and dislikes (hardly any:-)).

We can't wait until we meet them again on their wedding day. It'll be a great time for all.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Sarah & Dan

It was great to meet Sarah and Dan yesterday for their pre-wedding shoot. Although it was a wet afternoon and we had to change venue Sarah and Dan are a great couple clearly very much in love with each other.We are very much looking forward to shooting their wedding in September.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Final pictures from Scotland

Well it was a good idea, until last week's weather arrived!

Our trip took us past Eilean Donan Castle and I simple had to take a picture!!

At our next stop the weather was less than promising! But these stacked logs and fern leaves look interesting.

Our final day took us past Menzies Castle, near Aberfeldy. Thereafter it RAINED!!!!!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

More from Scotland

More pictures for my self imposed challenge of producting a picture per day.
The greates challenge was not producing the pictures, but finding free wi-fi in Scotland:(

This was the view from our bedroom window Tuesday evening. Looking across the Cromatry from the Black Isle towards Nairn.

Wednesday morning dawned bright and sunny.

But soon deteriorated into rain:(

Wednesday evening found us in a remote bay on the Applecross peninsular where I found this sea snail.

Thursday Morning was another bright morning as we drove through Applecross;

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Trip to Scotland

I've set myself a chanenge whilst on a business trip to Scotland to post a picture per day on the blog. Here is Monday's picture of Bamburgh Castle taken in the evening.
I went back this morning for a "dawn" shot, but the light was much better last night.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Lucy & Neil's Wedding

Lucy & Neil

It was a great privilege to be invited to photograph Lucy & Neil's wedding this weekend.

As usual we arrived in time to capture the Bride's party getting ready, including dad adjusting his tie.

Lucy and her bridesmaids looked stunning in their dresses.

The flower girls were on their best behaviour and also looked fant astic . The bridal party was complete so we dashed off to St Mary's church in Bottesford to meet Neil and his groomsmen.

Neil and his bestman arrived in a classic Ford Serria Cosworth RS lovingly restored by a friend of the bestman.

Meanwhile Lucy arrived in a modern VW convertible and stole a march on all the guests by arriving with her admiring father at the opposite entrance to the one used by the guests!

The service was conducted by Canon Alan Haydock. Alan has a great sense of humor as well as a seriousness that is due to a wedding in one of the most historic churches in the area.

On their way to the Chequers Inn at Woolsthorpe by Belvoir we took them to a spot overlooking Belvoir Castle for a couple of private pictures.

In the background we can see The Annual Game Fair being set up. This is an important event in the life of the Belvoir Vale.

Then they had a grand entrance in the grounds of The Chequers to be greated by their guests for the reception.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Hallam School Fun Day

At the weekend we were invited to help Sheffield photographer David Shapiro shoot a local community event based at the Hallam Junior School. The event started with a carnival parade from the local shops the the school. As it was 4th July the theme for the event was American Independence Day many of the crowd dressed up as American characters.

Lots of locals were enjoying themselves, and we enjoyed joining them. We arrived at the start of the parade, just as the Hathersage Brass Band arrived. They were a great bunch and were only too pleased to have a group picture taken for their own publicity and web site.

Whilst working on getting good PR shots for the school I was approached by a mounted police woman. After reassuring her that I was there at the invitation of the organisers she asked if she could see if we had any good pictures of her horse. It seems that the horse was donated to the police and named after a local school and she writes a regular blog about the horses adventures.

It was great to meet her and we'd love to shoot her wedding if she's not already married! She is a real credit to the police and certainly much more human than we're generally used to meeting!

The weather was excellent for getting a nice tan, but too hot for working. The Hathersage Brass Band performed brilliantly in the weather, as indeed did the Police Horses.

It was a great day, we got some excellent PR pictures for the organisers, and I trust David will get some business from the exercise.