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Rosey and Sean Wedding Photography at the Warwickshire Golf Club

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On the 30th July I covered the wedding of Rosey and Sean for a whole day wedding photography package from the bridal preparations to the first dance. The wedding service was held at St Martins Church on the Rugby Road in Leamington Spa with the reception held at The Warwickshire Golf Club. The day started for Rebecca my colleague at The Travel Lodge in Leamington and for me at the church an hour later. This is the advantage of having two wedding photographers because we can be in two places at once and also when in the same location take photographs of the same subject from different aspects.    

All went well for the bridal prep but at the church the vicar told me that pictures were not allowed during the ceremony, which was disappointing but sometimes vicars and registrars can be awkward it is few and far between though.   If I am honest I did sneak in a few pictures of crucial moments of the service from the back of the church because I am being paid to take photographs and if I have to bend the rules a little bit I will do as long as it doesn't upset anyone.  

For the transportation of guests a vintage double decker bus had been hired and for the bride and groom a horse and carriage to take them to The Warwickshire and with my local knowledge we were able to drive around the back lanes and arrive at the venue before the bus and the carriage.

The weather at the venue was sunny but we some cloud, the speeches were very good with a brutal best mans speech and then surprise or two for the guests with the announcement that Rosey was pregnant and the surprise guest of Steve Bull a famous Wolves football player arriving at the end of the speeches Rosey is a Wolves fan and Sean a Leicester Fan.

I  rounded the day off with a drone video selfie of the wedding crowd and the venue in the background. I am a qualified and insured drone (uav pilot) the Warwickshire has loads of space so I thought why not try a selfie as a bonus for the happy couple.  After this I left just after the first dance it was an enjoyable day here is small sample of the 500 images that were supplied to the Happy couple.

 

 

 

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Product Photography Warwickshire

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Commercial and product photography has always been a core service provided by Squire & Squire Photography.  In the seven years we have been in business we still retain the same commercial photography customers that we started with and add many more each year. We value all jobs no matter how large or small, sometimes a client may have a handful of items to be photographed or an entire shop full but the output is always same the best quality product photography.   

Recently we were approached to photograph over one hundred fifty stock lines for a men's clothing and formal wear Hire Company based in Leamington Spa.  They had high expectations of creating a new stylish website with high quality product photography. 

We have photographed clothing on mannequins, with models and flat from the very beginning. However to achieve great product photography it is not only about the photographer but also about dressing the product to look as it should. This is why we actively involve our clients in the photography process listening to their ideas of how they want to see the product, doing test shots until we get the an output our customers are 110% happy with. 

Below is a small sample of the images taken.

 

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Alex & Jim Wedding Photography at Lord Leycester Hospital

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The Lord Leycester is great venue and one of my favourite places in to do Wedding Photography in Warwick because unlike most venues it is a charity that looks after retired service men and they're wives. Similar to the Chelsea Pensioners the "Brothers" who run the Lord Leycester are all ex services who run the building under the supervision of a "master" a retired officer in return for their lodgings. Also the venue is a fantastic building and my hope that is the more weddings that are held there the more money can be invested in its upkeep.

 

 

 

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Warwickshire Wedding Photographer

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On Saturday 11th June provided the Wedding Photography for Chris & Katherine Fenwick at the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick. The Lord Leycester Hospital is such a picturesque building with well kept gardens as well as the brothers on hand to help out.

I was booked for a two hour coverage package which is very popular for couples that want wedding photography of the service the signing of the register, portraits plus pictures of families and friends but without committing to hiring a wedding photographer all day.

The day started at The Rose and Crown pub for the bridal party then onto the Lord. The weather was kind to us despite there being some rain earlier in the day , it was a very happy relaxed wedding.

 

 

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Drone Aerial Photography and Video Warwickshire

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Not a lot of people know that Squire and Squire Photography also has an aerial photography business as well, this is in part due to my obsession with all thing photography, I am fascinated with any application to do with image capture. Also in the beginning it made sense to separate the two businesses because flying UAVS (unmanned aerial vehicles) or drones as they are more popularly was a very specialist activity.   Back in 2010 Dataq Technologies Ltd was one of the few companies to gain a commercial license to fly drones granted by the civil aviation authority. In fact my drone pilots licence was the seventh issued, so my licence number was 007 but is now 0007 because of the expansion of the industry and the trained pilots within it.  However all this market expansion does not mean that we have let our standards slip we are still a professional UAS operator with high quality equipment and procedures.

Aerial photography and surveys has always been our staple we've carried out jobs all over the country including numerous jobs in the centre of London. Recently though we have purchased a new drone that we plan to use for aerial video up to the quality of 4K. We plan to get the full potential out of our new purchase and therefore have some exciting drone video shoots lined up for weddings and events these will be blogged out in due course.

In the meantime please see the images below for some of our best work in aerial photography in Warwickshire and the rest of the UK.  

 

 

 

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Family Portrait Photographer Warwickshire

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This weekend just gone I was asked to take some photographs for a 12th birthday party, doing photography for birthdays parties is not something I have done much of before but then again it is very similar to usual location family portraits and wedding photography.  The hosts wanted some professional photographs capturing the action of the party whilst some traditional portraits as well.

Sunday also happened to be the best weather we have had in quite some time so most of the party was outside revolving around a trampoline and a water fight. It great fun to watch and reminded me of my own days of care free youth.

 

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Dog Photography Warwickshire

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Being a dog owner myself I know the different looks a dog gives as part of their personality. Recently we attended the DOGLOTT show in Leamington Spa old town as a pet photography stand, the purpose of the show was to showcase local dog charities and organisations. The LOTT part of the title of the show refers to the organisers Leamington Old Town Team. A team of volunteers tasked with bringing new business to Leamingtons Old Town.

I wanted to create dog portraits that were more than simply a picture of a dog on a background, so I decide to focus my attention on capturing their expression around their eyes.

Over the course of the day I photographed a number of dogs and these are a few of my favourite images.

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Dog Portraits #Doglott Event Leamington Spa Sunday 24th April

To all dog owners in the Warwick and Leamington Area, we will be taking dog portraits at an event next Sunday 24th April @ The Band Factory in Leamington Spa to promote responsible dog ownership in the local area. 

We will be have a mini studio set up to take high quality dog portraits. Additionally there will be many other traders attending to give advice on dog ownership as well as handy tips for current owners.

For more information please visit the events Facebook page that the below link. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/217489405265730/

 

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Business Portraits Warwickshire

We've had a busy few months doing business portraits for several businesses and private clients in and around Warwickshire, business portraits are an excellent addition networking websites such as LinkedIn or to showcase you're workforce to potential clients. We offer a complete service that not only creates great images but we take the time to get to know what your goals are for the portrait whilst advising on suitable clothing and poses. 

Our business portrait service can be either here in our studio or on location at your offices to enhance the corporate feel that you would like to portray to your clients.

Our standard sitting costs £49.99 and includes two digital images that you can choose from a shortlist of favorites taken at the sitting. Additional images can also be purchased for an additional fee, whilst we can also arrange half and full day rates for multiple portraits for an entire workforce.  

For more information please contact us

 

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Mothers Day Portraits & Family Portrait Gift Vouchers Warwickshire

Mothers Day Family Portrait Session, is a great present to give your mother on Mothers Day.


With Mothers Day just around the corner it is a perfect time to get the family together for a family portrait photography session or just a mother and daughter portrait or we offer Mothers Day Portrait Session vouchers, for a perfect gift. 


All our family portraits are priced at £25.00 which includes up to an hour studio time plus a complementary 10x8" Print for you to choose from the sitting. These portraits take place in our studio in the heart of Warwick, Warwickshire or alternatively with offer location portraits as well, which are ideal for when the spring shoots start appearing and colour returns to the countryside.


Please enquire about Mothers Day Portraits or Family Portraits on our contact us page and don't forget to ask for a copy of our price list for high quality prints and other stylist print display products.

 

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