Last year I was asked if I wanted to have a spot at The National Wedding Show this coming March! Without hesitation I said “Yes!”. The NWS bills itself as the biggest wedding fair in the UK, and I want to give it a go. There’s a reason it attracts 4000 paying guests per day as it has some of the best suppliers in the world of weddings.
I want to show my work next to the best wedding suppliers and would love to see you there to show you my work in person.
I’m a Fearless photographer and member of The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. Fearless Photographers is a community and directory of the best wedding photographers in the world today, striving to push the boundaries and make photographs that will amaze you.
I’m running some special show-only promotions. Those offers are in a special show brochure which I can send you. I also have some complimentary tickets so you can come and see me, and all of the other fantastic suppliers, for free.
So get in touch and come down to stand E48 to see my portfolio and my six brand new show albums. Nothing compares to see a complete album so you can imagine how your perfect day and story can look.
Here are a few other tasters of what’s on at The National Wedding Show!
It’s always good to be able to tell the world about a couples’ wedding day. You tell a story together but it’s always nice to see it from someone else’s point of view. I work really closely with wedding venues and know a lot of brilliant people who put so much into making a bride and groom’s day run like clockwork and provide the perfect setting for that story.
So wind back the clock to Lorna and Paul’s autumnal affair and the lovely people at Sandhole Oak Barn in Cheshire have put together a fab blog that gives you an insight into the perfect wedding day and venue. It has a wonderful autumnal feel so definitely check it out if you’re thinking of having your wedding day in late October/early November. There’s post on my blog on autumnal palettes you might find useful, too.
Check out this link or click the Sandhole Oak Barn logo to go to the full article. Plus there’s a snippet below.
If you’d like to get in touch with Sandhole Oak Barn then please contact them on 01260 224215.
So it’s Valentine’s Day and here are a few from my portfolio. There’s always room for a little romance in the day; nothing too much just a little…naturally.
I just want to take the best ever photos for my couples. I try to find ways of taking fresh and innovative photos as well as refining my approach to capture those photos as naturally as possible. One measure of that is being judged against the best in the world and I am delighted to announce that The International Society for Professional Wedding Photographers – The ISPWP have asked me to join their group!! As with the Fearless Photographers group, they have a really tough voting system and, although I was quite nervy admitting my portfolio, they got back to me next day and said YES. So now I’m even more fired up to give the best ever photography to my couples! Here we go!!
2017 has been such a brilliant year for many reasons. It’s been a full year as a Fearless Photographer. There have been more wonderfully unscripted times, fantastic people and places and that’s give some great memories. There’s a video montage and then the photos with a little bit about them. They’re numbered but not ranked in any way and not meant to be “the best”! Just click on their names if you’d like to see some more from their day.
1. Ashleigh & Sam. One of my faves. How giddy are these two!? As well as a feeling of simple happiness this photo has our man Sam right in the centre – I love that. I like it when fellas take centre stage more, sometimes..
2. Caz & John. Ahhh! Soooo full of energy. They had that energy for every second of the day… even when they were alone. When checking out the evening room they just jived without any guests there. This photo tells me how much fun they were always going to have.
3. Emma & Craig. Top of a mountain in Sorrento, Italy, at sunset on their wedding day….doesn’t get much more idyllic. Literally, a high of the year.
4. Hattie & Allan. In the midst of August the rain came. I’ve always thought that it’s people and personalities, rather than place and weather, truly reflects the day. And in this shot that was so true. Such a wonderful chemistry that beat all the showers.
5. Nik & Dan. Even though people are at the heart of everything, place, well, has it’s place. I was with Nik, Dan and their friends and family for a unique weekend in the Scottish lowlands. I love being out in the hills and dales, and this all came together at Friars Carse.
6. Laura & Greg. First time for me in all my days to experience a “first look”. Beautifully emotional and will never forget it.
7. Rachael & Daniel. Love a quirky shot. Trust them to be from my home town….
8. Monalisa & Philip. An African wedding with all the colour and energy you’d think but I will always look at this photo – taken in the street away from the party – and think of their story and how humble, thankful and what wonderful people they are.
9. Katy & Daryl. Beautifully romantic! The day at Falcon Manor with these guys was awesome – went in a blur. The set of portraits in the edit, just keeps me transfixed and this is one of the best.
10. Jen & Chris. The partying is all part of it. This went on…and on…and on. What a buzz!
11. Ashleigh & Sam. The moment Pete, the best man, did the Haka – unannounced – for Sam and Ashleigh at his wedding. Unbelievable rush of emotions personally and professionally.
12. Lauren & Robert. Love this moment because I took shots unbeknown to them through the doors. But this one stood out because you couldn’t actually see them, but you can feel it.
13. Sam & Will. I’d just come down from a family holiday in The Lakes; straight to Lytham St Annes. Nothing like a brilliantly fun couple like these two to keep the happy, upbeat feeling going.
14. Olivia & David. Right at the start of the season. Just letting these two get on with it and the lovely bridesmaid comes in to do a bit of fluffing. How well she fluffed it; just made it flow right through the image.
15. Victoria & David. Loved the architecture of Manchester Town Hall and all that gave but will never forget the ace response to the hecklers on a walkabout outside. Up yours, mate!
16. Abi & Lee. The getting ready on this day was so full of emotional moments and around one of the things we hold dear. Family. An inherent driver to why I do what I do, I love this moment when the girls in the mirror are about to read the message that Abi has read from her mum.
17. Sarah & Michael. The portraits with both of them were so enjoyable and easy going – and plentiful! But as we chipped through the corridors of Carden Park Hotel, I shot this. It was shot on the move just randomly, and I knew it had a big chance of it not coming out, but it did (just) and I love it.
18. Laura & Mike. Just love this moment because it reads like they just can’t believe that they just got married…in a very good way! Straight out of the service into the car. What have we done!?
19. Stella & Reece. It’s not just about the bride and groom. It’s about everyone having a great time! From the young….
20. Tash & Shaun. To the older….
21. Zoe & Liam. Just love the energy of these two and they drove the whole day to one massive crescendo (and my frame count) and this shot of Zoe has all that charge.
22. Becky & Jamie. Fun, fun, fun from start to finish but this moment in the middle was really beautiful.
23. Megan & Paul. I spent a weekend in Scotland at Tullibole Castle with these guys and people from all over the world. I passed notes between them that were for each other and this was Paul reading his.
24. Amy & Tom. So many great spaces around Inglewood Manor and looking for a different angle I spotted all the chairs ready for the ceremony from a balcony. And there she is; a very eager guest that can’t wait until it’s all underway. Made the shot.
25. Jo & Chris. This shot is about time. It was shot in Jo’s old room at her mum’s. It still had a lot of the things that Jo collected growing up. As her bouquet lay on the window sil, all of the figurines – ranging from very young to young lady – seemed to look at the flowers marking how time had passed.
26. Laura & Greg. As grooms go Greg was pretty bouncy. I love that. Loved it even more when he did this..and I got it. Well, he’s happy….s’what it’s all about, eh!?
The best way of finding the perfect answers to your wedding day needs, wants and desires is a wedding fair. It’s not just photography but you get loads of ideas about all the things that make your day special and different. If you are able to see me, you can look first hand at the albums and the portfolio and ask all the questions you need to. September marks the start of the new fair season and so I’ve listed a few dates and fairs that I’m showing at. And as it’s a new season I’ve got a new stand…it’s pretty bold and big so you wont miss it…
Then I’m at Kilhey Court with Little White Books on Sunday 1st October.
If you do fancy meeting at the show then maybe let me know and I can make sure we get some time together!