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The albums come in different sizes including 10x10 and our display album format, the great 12x9. They also can come presented in this stunning printed album box - which will look absolutely amazing on a book shelf. Your album story really does start from the box with this company!
Printed on fine art archival papers with archive inks the album has a totally different look to anything we've offered before and we really are incredibly excited to hear what people think when they see it!
The design of the album is also something I'm really excited about as it's a totally different approach to anything we've presented before. Classy. Clean Lines. Lots of positive white space. And stunning, stunning, stunning looking images!!
I'll blog the design later in the week but for now here is the official unveiling:
Incredibly well packaged!
There's a crease there somewhere but honestly I can't see any discolouration and it will only get better with time as is the quality of archive inks and paper:
And how AMAZING is that box - an exact copy of the album cover!! Stunning!!
It's been a very long time since I've been this excited about an album company - 2010 is going to be an amazing year to have your wedding photographed by us!!
Sian and David were married on the 27th December at The Moat House, Acton Trussell.
It was a gorgeous day, especially considering the weather we're all suffering at the moment in the UK, and we all had a great time together.
I was only with Sian and David for a relatively short time as one thing was very clear - they wanted no "fuss or faff!!" and I think what we put together was absolutely perfect :o)
Everything went great and I can't wait to show Sian and David there photos, and before I put together a complete blog post please enjoy the short slideshow below:
Kate and Mike got ready at the devine Hotel du Vin just a short taxi ride away from The Custard Factory. The old eye hospital is a regular celebrity haunt, with the likes of Lenny Henry staying at the hotel on the weekend of the wedding, and has such character instilled throughout it really is a great venue. However, as Kate and Mike were spending the majority of their day at The Custard Factory it was only a limited area we used on the day - primarily the bedrooms, and that stunning staircase...
Once we got to the Custard Factory the day was absolutely stunning. Everything was exactly the way Kate and Mike wanted it and it could not have been better!
I had a great time sharing their day with them and their family and friends, and the photos are now burning to disc ready for Kate and Mike to pick up today (yes I am still working Christmas Eve!!!) ready to show everyone before heading back to Kuwait on Boxing Day.
I hope you enjoy this slideshow, a more in depth blog post will follow soon.
Merry Christmas to you all!
The enquiry for the Christening at St Andrew's Church, Birmingham and Moxhull Hall Hotel came in just two weeks ago and it was great to be asked back by the Michael Family to photograph another of their families events after previously photographing two weddings and one Christening in the past 3 years.
The photos have come out absolutely fantastically, Les and Ste really did do an amazing job!
Here are a few of my favourites. Please enjoy:
It was a gorgeous morning in Birmingham and we had a fantastic time in Brindley Place. Michelle wanted to go for a very traditional, classical feel to their shots, but I think I put my own wee twist on things!
The album is in design process this week and will be with Michelle and Panayiotis before Christmas - and it really is going to look amazing as the rest of the day back in August was fantastic and we had a great time, and I know the story we have really will look special in a stunning Bellissimo album.
More photos will follow here soon including the preview of the album. In the meantime, please enjoy the photos below:
After the portraits we had a lot of time to just relax and get a great documentary coverage of the evening with the marquee looking stunning with the themed orange lighting. The whole day I think was summed-up by the choice of song for the first dance, Sex on Fire by the Kings of Leon. And why not?! :o)
Here are just a few of my favourites from the day although a much longer post will be coming in the next few days:
Charl looked gorgeous in a stunning gown from Rebecca Jayne's at Mix-n-Match, Rugeley
I love that they picked up on the Halloween theme:
New Hall looks amazing at night, don't you agree?
The magician that they'd booked for the evening did a fajtastic job - and the tricks he performed were amazing. In this one he cut a lemon in half to remove a £10 note which had just been signed by one of the guests of the wedding. It was really tempting to film him doing this on the 5dmarkII and then play it back but I resisted. The reactions that came were great though:
He also made some amazing balloon shapes too - and the creativity to create 'Ghostbuster backpacks' I thought was genius.
I couldn't resist taking Charl and Farm back outside to make us of the available light as the night changed and the 5DmarkII coped remarkably - and with an amazing colour quality when compared with the Nikon D3 files shot at the same time...
The choice of first dance was truly fantastic - and totally fitted Charl and Farm to a T!
I can't wait to hear from Charl and Farm and see what they think, and I know they're going to have an amazing album when we've planned it!
See you both soon. sj.p
Here are a couple of quick shots of the card which is now proudly on display in our viewing room.
If you wish to view the testimonial in a larger view please click here
There's nothing more I love about being a wedding photographer than making people happy. Personal relationships are so important and the relationships we build with clients is the cornerstone of how we work. I love people and I love documenting their special, personal moments. And I truly think to be a wedding photographer, I am one of the luckiest people in the world...
The 1st Novemeber was the first opportunity we'd managed to get together and I went over to their lovely cottage in Penn complete with the camera and got some great shots of the little man.
Here are a few of my favourites - hope you like them. Can't wait to hear what Georg and Si think of the photos, and can't wait to get feedback from their family when they receive the custom Christmas Cards :o)
Si really is a great dad - and as the top says, he loves wee Tommy even more than football:
Unfortunately being a model is hard, tiring work:
I love both Si and Tommy's expressions on this one:
Definitely a contendor for the family Christmas card:
And not to forget the other, slightly hairier member of the family:
Hope you enjoyed. Please leave some blog love!