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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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Natasha & John Wedding Photography

On the 5th August it was the wedding of Natasha & John who got married in Bournemouth Registry office and then had a humanist wedding ceremony on the beach at Mudeford, close to Christchurch in Dorset. It was a intimate affair but for what it lacked in size it made up for in impact. After the registry office ceremony we headed to Christchurch where we a ferry boat had been laid on to take us to Mudeford beach and then the service was held on the beach.

It was a great experience to photograph a wedding on a beach and not something I had expected to happen since Warwick is one of the furthest places from the sea in the UK and John didn’t actually mention the ceremony was happening on the beach until the day!

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Wedding Photography at Warwick Castle

It’s been flat out since Christmas and in busy times unfortunately blog writing becomes very low priority and lots of great stories are missed. So I’ll revisit some of the projects I have been involved in since the beginning of the year in future updates.

Firstly I wanted to mention the wedding photographs I did of Farrah and Greg an American couple who whilst honeymooning in the UK, wanted wedding photography of them that featured Warwick Castle.  They had requested to have them taken at the Mill Garden which is a venue I have used many times due to its picturesque location by the river and the castle.

The gardens were booked in January and then photo date was Tuesday 6th May. All was well until mid April when the trustees of the gardens called me to say that due to a planning dispute on Mill Street, the gardens could no longer be used for wedding photographs...gutted!
This news was somewhat disturbing because I had a client who wanted pictures with Warwick Castle in the background and to my knowledge the gardens were the only place I knew of that could fit the brief.

Apart from the obvious being Warwick Castle itself, but I know they have their own roaming photographer and also they hold weddings there so it seemed unlikely they would let me go in with Farrah & Greg and wonder about taking wedding photographs. But I was wrong one phone call and it was confirmed that we could use the castle grounds just as long as we paid the entrance fee and didn’t take photographs in the castle interiors.

This was great news and wedding photographs in the grounds of Warwick Castle is far better than what could of been achieved at the Mill Gardens albeit at extra cost but it was worth every penny. 

Then on 6th May the weather was excellent, Farrah and Greg looked perfect and we went off around the castle grounds and battlements. This is one of those great days when I really enjoy being a photographer and businessman because a challenge was set, I overcame it and finished the job with a happy client and a great finished product.



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Save the Date Photo Session

Save the Date photographs are a popular way of celebrating a couples up coming wedding with a quicky engagement photoshoot that emphasis the date of the wedding turned into a montage or collage.  I believe this is mostly popular in the United States and when I was asked to do one at the end of October I didn't know what it was.  But after doing a bit of research online, I formulated some ideas and my customer Udit said he would provide the props.b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_1527.jpg

Every Save the Date photograph series has a theme and Udit said he wanted an autumn theme something that is not easily achieved in a studio evironment. But Warwick has some great gardens and the king of the all when it comes to a romantic setting is the Mill Garden at the bottom of Mill Street by the castle. Its perfect for photos of any kind because of the Castle on one side and the ruined bridge and river on the other.

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However, on the day of the shoot the MOP fair was in town which again made a perfect setting for fun photographs. I think part of being a good photographer is being able to adapt, its good to have done ones research, have set ups in mind, but its also important to listen to your client and the ideas they have. I always say that it better to try out rather than dismiss any idea.

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So we tried various ideas out on and around the rides at the MOP but as soon as we reached the Mill Garden it was clear that novelty of the fair had faded and this was the place they wanted there photographs to be taken. Uditt provided the Save the Date banner and dates and I brought a purple heart shaped helleium ballooon (I couldn't find a red one). To start with a it was a over cast grey day but soon the sun came out to lift the background allowing the capture of the autumn feel Udit and Khyati wanted.

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Dog Portraits Warwickshire

I have done a fair amount of pet portraits over the years, dogs are often treated as another member of the family so when it comes to family portraits its always a must to include the family pet.  My mother recently took on Dora a rescue dog from the Dogs Trust in Kenilworth, Dora is my niece Isabella's new best friend, so I decided to take some photographs of Dora for Isabella's birthday. 

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They do say never work with children or animals but with a bit of patience its possible to capture the different expressions that animals have, above I have used different coloured backgrounds to make Dora stand out and add a bit of fun to the image. I think the pink one works best but I decided to make a small montage and then have it printed on canvas for Isabella's wall.  

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