Some people love children at weddings, some don’t – and my latest couple who married at Tynley Hall, Hook were definitely in the first group.
It was a nice, small wedding and I think the children outnumbered the adults! Sometimes younger children have a habit of staring and fake smiling towards the camera every time they see it, so its part of my job to spot their real smiles and be ready to capture them when they happen. It also helps to be quick on your feet so you can keep up with them!
The photos definitely complimented the fun, relaxed vibe of the wedding and was a really enjoyable day!
I shot a great wedding at our most local venue The Berystede last week. The weather has been amazing recently and David and Nadja really benefited from it.
There were many guests from Germany and Ireland at the wedding, so for transportation a traditional red London bus had been hired. This was great for photos as the red of the bus, the blue of the sky and the great architecture of the Berystede all combined made for some excellent images!
It worked brilliantly for the bride and groom shots, group shots and also the relaxed, natural photos that make up the majority of our wedding images.
On 30th May 2009 I had the pleasure of shooting at Tylney Hall, Hook – one of our favourite venues to shoot at. Every couple hope for good weather on their wedding day, and Charlotte and Ben had the hottest day of the year so far!
Many photographers dislike very sunny days due to the difficult lighting conditions, but we like to use the light to our advantage. Bright days create very strong shadows and I looked out for these to create great composition and integrated the shadows into the photographs to create interesting effects.
Another thing we always keep in mind when photographing on very hot days is the well being of our bride and groom. For this wedding we had a nice mix of strong sunshine shots and cooler shaded shots.
Another wonderful summers day!
May proved to be a month of marketing and promotions for us. We featured in several publications with our Pet promotion with Sunninghill Vets. We had articles written in Living Within, Ascot Matters and Ascot & Bracknell News, who angled their story more on our survival as a new business in the credit crunch.
We also had the pleasure of doing a telephone interview with ‘F2 Freelance Photographer’ magazine, a high end photography magazine. The magazine is aimed at freelancers and those breaking into the industry, and we were interviewed as an ‘inspirational’ story to others in the industry.
We had a lot of fun with the interview and were more than happy to help out fellow photographers. The article ended up being 3 pages long and included several of our favourite wedding photos (pasted below).
We hope this is the start of many magazine interviews!!
At the end of May we celebrated our first Artis Studios photography course. The course was aimed at beginners and those just starting out in the world of Digital SLR’s and was a huge success.
The course was made up mostly of previous and future clients (they did get first dibs after all) and we had the use of 2 fantastic models for the day. We started with a presentation explaining the fundamentals behind good photography. This led nicely onto work in the studio where we could control our lighting and showed various set ups.
After lunch we all headed out to a very busy Virginia Waters on a very hot day. This was a great place to show natural lighting conditions and the cascades also offer a great spot to show different shutter speeds.
Once back in the studio we talked the class through our photoshop process and enhanced and manipulated their photos. We have included a few here (all photos were taken by the students, we just did a bit of digital enhancement on them).
All in all it was a great day and we plan to do more courses in the future. If you are interested in future courses, please email your interest to us and we will add you to our notification list.
Hannah & Kat