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“We’re all stories..in the end” Steven Moffat
A London Wedding always has the potential for a little something special with its history, culture, and landmarks. For Arthur and Jessica however, there was nothing needed, more than the two of them and their guests.
A Black Country wedding for Jadon and Anjana was a fitting testimony to their young love story. Much to the delight of their family and friends, this was a day of emotion, excitement, and elegance.
A Birmingham Portrait shoot out of the studio for Jahziah, some months ago. Jahziah did really well despite him not having had a shoot before.
A Witley Court Wedding for Andrew and Jane in Worcester. The amazing Italianate design of Witley Court dating from the 17th century played background for the couple’s portraits and the Great Witley church with its baroque theme, for their vows.
A Birmingham city wedding was the order of the day for Michael and Vivene in the summer. After several decades together, they both made it official taking their vows at their local church in Smethwick. It was obvious to all how happy this made them and their family and friends.
This Sheffield wedding was for Ashley and Grace, on one of the hottest days of the year! There was a great atmosphere to the day and friends and family were both excited and happy for the couple.
A romantic wedding for Adrian and Sharon finally took place earlier this summer. The pandemic over the last two years had impacted their plans so many times, but these two coming together could not be stopped!
A Sandwell Registry Office Wedding for Russell and Lorraine was well arranged, laid back and fun to shoot. It was obvious how important family is to them both.
A spring wedding at The Belfry Hotel, just, the perfect location! Eespite the poor weather leading up to the wedding day, the sun came out and shone, at what appeared to be, its most glorious! This was a special day for Shane and Georgia and a wonderful day for family and friends.
Tom and Ewa had a Swallows Nest Barn wedding in the summer of this year. Coming out of months of lockdown this was the ideal venue. A rustic barn with exposed beams and good ventilation held the civil ceremony and wedding breakfast. Adjacent to this, there is an attractive, south-facing walled courtyard, with mature olive trees scattered about, which gave the guests a great backdrop to talk and interact.
Virtual Open Days for schools and colleges are becoming more and more popular especially since the Covid 19 pandemic.
Hall Green School chose to have a virtual open day this year and subsequently, asked me to produce a film for the school website. It illustrates the school ethos of ‘learning together and shaping the future’.
This pet portrait shoot was special. Little Max has been a part of the family for 11 years and Geema has had him since he was 9 weeks old.
The Newborn photoshoot for little Theo took place early in the year, just before the original lockdown for Covid-19. After what was a traumatic introduction into the world little Theo was warmly welcomed into the family!
Shooting male portraits requires a different approach to shooting women. Shaun and I had a great time shooting this session in the studio a few months ago and captured some great images. Although the lighting setups are almost identical there are key posing rules to remember that make male portraits visually pop and impress. I detail a few of these male posing tips here in this post.
A professional headshot is so important in the age of social media and the need for an online presence. Ciara Reed who is a classical Soprano and graduate from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, reached out for some images for just this purpose.
The family portrait shoot for the Bakers was the first family session that I had in the new studio. The Bakers had not had a professional studio shoot before and looked forward to some commemorative images for the family.
The Studio Portrait for Lufuidy began with a little confession that she was expecting not to like any of the photographs we would produce! Although I love a challenge, that was a sobering thought!
A Birmingham Headshot session for Matt Stone. Matt advised that he was in need of an updated headshot for his LinkedIn profile.
My modern portraits series began with “The Don” earlier in the year. This was the first shoot in my newly opened studio and it was Don’s first time in a photoshoot.
My Photography Studio is in Mary Street, the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham! A wonderful space, great for modern portraits.
Alrewas Hayes is a wedding venue in a beautiful country location and was the perfect setting for Liam and Estrianna’s wedding day.
The late summer wedding of Zak and Leah, with photographs at Aston Hall and the wedding breakfast at the New Cobden Hotel, Birmingham.
A spring wedding in April for Robert and Jackie came together wonderfully despite it being a month of showers and gales.
My day began capturing the groom’s arrival at the Kingdom Hall along with his greeting guests and family. Whatever warmth was lacking as regards the climate there was none missing among the happy smiles and meaningful hugs!
Holte School asked me to shoot an informative film detailing their IPeace restorative process. IPeace is a program developed by Dr Hilary Cremin who is a Senior Lecturer at Cambridge University, researching and teaching peace education and conflict resolution among pupils in schools. Her book Positive Peace in schools includes references to Holte School and it’s successes, adopting the IPeace program.
I really enjoy pre-wedding shoots! Here are the images for Liam and Estrianna at their reception venue, the wonderful Alrewas Hayes. We had a great time meeting up and walking the location in preparation for their wedding day in the summer. This modern, romantic venue in the country will contribute well to a memorable experience for them both. Afterall there is so much to like here.
This anniversary shoot for Shakiel and Hannah was for their second year. Two years have absolutely flown by and it was good to have both Shakiel and Hannah in front of the camera again. It was not as cold as on their wedding day, but we were all prepared just in case! In the end, it was fine. They both did their thing, which was great, especially in light of some challenges.
The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery began hiring out it’s venue for weddings earlier in the year. Jeff and Najma had a romantic wedding in the Waterhall before some wedding portrait specials with a Jurassic relic in the Gas Hall!
Recently I was commissioned by Birmingham City council to create some videos to outline the 2018 School Safeguarding Innovation Fund Award Winners. The innovative projects are detailed with narration from the project leads and examples of projects impacts and learnings.
Little Elyanna was born in September and we were fortunate to be able to shoot her just outside the suggested 10 days from her birth. Newborn posing is always easier at this age.
Natural light portrait session Birmingham – Shooting natural light portraits is a definite favourite of mine. With a few simple props and backgrounds, it’s amazing how many different variations of looks are possible.
We had a great Newborn Baby Photography session for the Smiths back in June, introducing little Malakai! Such a cute, happy little boy!
The British Indian Awards 2018 took place at the St John’s Hotel in Solihull, Birmingham on the Wednesday the 11th July. This event acknowledges the accomplishments of the British Indian community in a widely diverse range of industries throughout Britain.
A pre-wedding shoot for Charlotte and Andrew at the beautiful Bradgate Park was a great idea. Charlotte had suggested it as it is a park they both know well and frequent regularly being located a short drive from the centre of Leicester. It was my first time visiting the park and I did not know what to expect.
Couple Shoot Mailbox BIrmingham – The couple shoot for Abigail and Oscar took place early March on a wet, miserable Saturday afternoon. Having set the date for their wedding later in the year, Abigail and Oscar were looking for images to commemorate their engagement. Both had chosen canals and bridges as their preferred backdrop and as Birmingham is central for us, we thought the Mailbox and Brindley Place were ideal
Amy and Aaron’s engagement shoot took place on a day after heavy snow in March. We had identified Sutton Park as the shoot location, both choosing ‘Woodlands and Lakes’ as their preferred setting. I had Westwood Coppice in mind and was looking forward to seeing how the park looked with the snowy carpet.
Sunny and Manisha had an Indian Wedding at Ragley Hall. It was a fantastic day at the brilliant 17th century mansion in Alcester. I had never shot here before and had never shot an Indian Wedding either, so I was really looking forward to the whole experience! I was not disappointed!
In December I shot the Hall’s ‘this is FAMILY’ lifestyle session in Sutton Park. It was great fun. Wall art for their landing at home was what they wanted, and we had more than a few candidates by the end of the shoot.
We feared the weather was going to be miserable, but it actually, was quite mild. We entered the park through the south entrance, Banners Gate and straight away loved the scenic elements.
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