Wednesday, 21 December 2011

ARABIAN TENTS PHOTOGRAPHY

I'm pleased to report all wedding and portrait orders have now been completed, collected or dispatched; it's always crazy long hours to make the Christmas deadlines. With families gathering over the festive period it's the perfect time to view the various wedding albums and portraits given as presents, and it's a deadline not to be missed! I'm looking forward to recharging my batteries in the coming weeks, no more 14 hour working days till next spring, phew!

Last week's wedding was in the very picturesque village of Sarratt at the parish church, followed by a drinks reception at the lovely 350 year old Cock Inn.  Next week I'm at Missenden Abbey, blogs to follow.

I do quite a lot of corporate and commercial photography during the week, most of these shoots never get a mention on my blog as weddings and portraits are so much more fun to report on than office interiors and product shots!  However, two weeks ago The Arabian Tent Company in East Sussex booked me to capture interiors of their stunning marquees. Their wow designs bring an entirely unique dimension to marquee & venue interiors for parties or weddings; in my 21 years in business I've never seen anything quite like it! They offer many different designs; I photographed their William Morris and the really vibrant Arabian interiors. I've attached a selection of the images:

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Mark

















Wednesday, 14 December 2011

FAMILY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

It's that final push to meet the christmas orders deadlines for my wedding and portrait customers, hopefully I'll be complete with a week to collapse and rest before the festive season starts! I've got one more wedding to photograph this year, it's this weekend, hopefully the wind and rain will stay away, I wouldn't object to a few inches of snow on the ground though!

Wedding bookings are still going well for next year, bookings this week include my second within 10 days for Stoke Park and my first ever booking for West Wycombe Park. Sadly I've also turned away two bookings due to my diary filling up on the Saturdays.

Over the last six weeks I've been making the most of the lovely autumn colours for my portraits, it still amazes me how far my customers travel to have their pictures taken. Families have travelled from the Isle of Man, West Sussex, Essex, Surrey and even France over the past few weeks.

Here are a few of the pictures:

Enjoy your week!
Mark












Friday, 2 December 2011

TAPLOW HOUSE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

My absolute favourite time of year for photographs has to be autumn, the colours have been stunning this year! I've been busy capturing outdoor family portraits for the last few weeks, there is always a mad rush of bookings during October and November. Next week I'll post some of family portraits on the blog.

A few weeks ago I was at Taplow House Hotel, I couldn't have wished for a nicer day, blue skies and autumn colours for the pictures, just perfect! Tasha and Rich were looking for a mix of classic poses and reportage pictures to capture their wedding day. The civil ceremony was held at the hotel, followed by the drinks reception and outdoor pictures, the weather was so kind to us on the day. Normally this time of year it takes a little persuading to tempt the guests outside for pictures. I stayed the whole day to capture the speeches and their fantastic first dance, they did the most brilliant cha cha cha. It must be the 'Strictly' effect as I've never seen so many choreographed dance routines as I've seen this year.

Weddings are still coming in thick and fast for next year, this past week I've secured bookings for Stoke Park and The Dairy, two really stunning venues I love working at.

I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Have a good week!
Mark