C is for Champagne

Jo & Rob’s wedding

Love this cheeky shot of the aftermath of Jo and Rob’s wonderful wedding. Bet there were some sore heads the next day…I drank my own toast to them when I got home.

Photographers I Love: Jeff Ascough

Jeff Ascough

I’ve been looking a lot of wedding photography, especially at the shows I exhibit at. I think good wedding photography needs to bring the story back to the couple married. Each image, or sequence of images, needs to reflect the story that happened there and then; not a set of pre-concieved images that just look the same as every other photographer. Jeff Ascough is someone who does this to world acclaim. I love this shot. It just gives so much more meaning and feel as the groom is waiting in the church. I had my shot of Mark & Jen Taylor and his wedding on my mind when I chose this. These are great moments and that’s the way forward! I can’t believe Jeff Ascough is younger than me! – not by much I hasten to add….I swear I read he was about 60 and was at the end of his career (sorry, Jeff). And he lives in Lancashire like me. Well good job he’s not at the end of his career, the more photography like this the better…here’s to more real wedding photography.

The Bury Wedding Show

The Bury Wedding Fair

Well I do like how my set up is coming along, even if I did forget my banner! I think secretly I want to change it….that’s my excuse anyway. I did get compliments from Tony, the show organiser, on how good it looked. I think you need to make an effort to be different, hence writing a big list of improvements as soon as I’d set up. It was a good show – I really enjoyed talking to all the brides to be and the kind of photography they loved. Hopefully we’ll see some sales and a big thanks to Jo Greenwood my web developer for all her hard work. We now have the website pride of place!

Happy Times In Tod Park

Ava & Flo

Had a look back of some of the photos I took last year and stumbled across these two little urchins – my daughter and her friend. I’d just added some pics to ‘Happy Times’ on the site and then this popped up and wanted to add it in and pretend they were at the wedding. Happy times indeed!

Photographers I Love: David La Chapelle

David La Chappelle

I love this style.  I love to capture the colour and energy in portraits and David La Chapelle has a really opulent feel. I think a bit of bright, BRIGHT colour says a lot!!

Now That’s A Nice Idea…

My wife loves these vintage postcard wedding invitations on Not On The High Street. Wedding stationary used to be so expensive, I should know, I used to print it in another life. Now it’s affordable and varied so couples can have something that reflects  their taste.