As much as we love our job, like most people we occasionally need time off! This year I have gotten to enjoy a couple of great days off but inevitably my camera comes out.
Back in February I got to go on my second ever snowboarding trip. Still being a complete beginner I thought a slightly less crowded, more beginner friendly resort was in order and picked Kranjska Gora in Slovenia. My other reason for Slovenia is that I had heard that it was great for photographers and Lake Bled was a must see. I was not disappointed!
My week away consisted of lots of falling, lots of sitting in the snow and a few brilliant days out including a trip to Lake Bled (see below photos) and a european Husky racing tournament (see below). I loved the end results and even though I put off some of the dogs by practically laying in their path, I think the photos were worth it My husky photos have done very well in a recent photo competition with one coming second in a snow sports category.
Another day off I had earlier this year that led to an unexpected opportunity, was when I attended a Florence & the Machine gig at Alexander Palace. I only packed my point and shoot camera (Canon S90 for those who are interested) which is still a fully manual camera, just a lot more compact. I had a fantastic view point of the stage and loved some of the shots I got, so much so I decided to ‘tweet’ the photos to the bands to show them. I was honored (and pretty suprised) when a fashion blog requested to use my images instead of the official PR shots in their post about the gig. (Examples below)
So it just goes to show you never know when a great photo moment will arise and it’s always good to be prepared!
We shot an amazing vintage wedding last week for our existing portrait clients Ben & Lou. The wedding was held at the fantastic Bearwood College, which really fitted in with the style of the wedding. We were really excited about this wedding as we already knew Ben & Lou and their son, but also because with Lou being a designer we knew we were in for some creative treats!
The wedding had a vintage theme that was evident in the amazing dress Lou wore, the style of car they hired, the decor of the venue and some great little extras such as an old red post box and a gramophone. One really fun element was the ‘photobooth’ section. The couple had gotten their hands on a great ornate frame and lots of vintage props such as handle bar moustaches and aviator hats.
We pride ourselves on being able to bring out the best in an image and with this wedding we wanted to emphasise the vintage feel through tweaking the colour tones and giving the images that analogue/film feel. We are careful to choose the right images to make look more vintage and try to keep the post production fairly consistent throughout the wedding.