Wednesday, 24 September 2008

As unique as a unicorn

It says on our website that "every wedding is unique" - and, in a fabulous way, that's certainly true of last weekend's photo-fest at Abingdon's Unicorn Theatre. I've never done a wedding in a theatre before, and it was great to feel just a little pushed into working hard against some difficult lighting conditions and some wonderful quirks. The best man was ably assisted in carrying the rings onto the stage by the couple's faithful friend Dash - a handsome black greyhound!

Some of our picks from this week's wedding:

Cool under pressure...

Having fun with the groomsmen - they didn't need much encouragement!

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Thursday, 11 September 2008

Saving up for that rainy day...

Meeting lots of new people at weddings every week, we spend a lot of our time talking about that favourite of all British subjects - the weather. If it's a gorgeous, bright sunny day with a clear, cloudless blue sky, guests will often comment on how lucky we've been. I love a good hot summer's day, but (and here I'm letting you into some secrets of our trade) unfortunately cameras don't. If we're not careful and spend a bit of time thinking properly about the right lighting both indoors and out, our overjoyed, happy smiling couple and their guests can either turn an over-the-top blown-out white with no detail at all, or even worse the skin tones flop into a rather unhappy grey. Getting it right, though, is satisfaction itself - a fantastic hard-lit photo in the sun is something very special.

Photography is a curious mix of skill, maths and sometimes just pure chance - being in the right place at the right time does take practice but sometimes you just don't know what's coming! So sometimes it's nice to have the softest light around (i.e. a good overcast cloudy day), so we can worry just a little bit less about light meters and leave us free to focus on what we love about weddings - the people! James and Emma got married in Somerset on just such a day - not much to write home about if you're trying to stay absolutely dry the whole time, but at times it was just lovely weather for their photographs.

A letter of encouragement from one of the many children at the wedding...

It stopped raining at all the right times...

The cake in all its splendour - and some lovely effigies of the bride and groom!

A sneaky candid snap of the bride and groom

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Thursday, 4 September 2008

A sporty saturday

We do a lot of photography at exceptionally well-planned weddings, with gorgeous locations and perfect caterers, and an organised group of groomsmen to make the day run smoothly. Last weekend's wedding was certainly well-planned, but even more it had what many fabulous weddings have - a touch of the couple's own personality on everything. Tim and Kate got married in Headington, had photos in the fantastic cloisters of New College, Oxford, and had their reception at the stylish University Club.

Louise had a great time in the morning with the very sporty Kate and her bridesmaids, finding out that apparently her wedding day was the first time in 15 years that Kate, usually dressed in tracksuit and trainers, had worn a dress! They were blessed with some beautiful weather, which was in some ways a little unusual for this year...

A shower of colour from the confetti...

Inquisitiveness gets the better of him, whilst he should have been in a group shot...

In the cloisters of New College Oxford

Love at first sight?


Opportunities for amazing photographs all day - even in the evening!

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