Tuesday, 30 August 2011

THE DAIRY AT WADDESDON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Three weeks ago I attended another wedding at one of my favourite venues, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor. Buckinghamshire has so many wonderful wedding venues, couples are really spoilt for choice in the Home Counties. I've attended well over 75 weddings at The Dairy since they started recommending me over 12 years ago, I enjoy working there now as much as ever, a truly inspiring location for photographs!

Sam and Mark's wedding was a really fun relaxed day, with a mix of this August's sun and showers. Thankfully Sam had no objections going on to the damp grass for pictures once the blue skies arrived. Not all brides want to venture on to the grass when it's damp under foot, it's not great for the dress, but stunning pictures are usually the priority in the brides mind!

Over the last 10 days I've attended five weddings, including two marquee weddingsBurnham Beeches Hotel, a river boat wedding in London and my second wedding of the month at The Dairy last Thursday.

See over 200 images of The Dairy on my website, plus over 50 other venues in my 'Select-A-Venue' gallery.

Here are a few of the pictures from the wedding of Sam & Mark, I hope you like the pictures.

Enjoy your week!
Mark
















Thursday, 18 August 2011

MANIC AUGUST!!!!

Every year it's exactly the same, August is by far the busiest month of the year for weddings. Next week I have 3 weddings to attend, it was the same last week too! Many of the couples are school teachers, so this month is no doubt the best time of year to ensure their work friends can join in with the celebrations.

The weddings last week were at Taplow House, Missenden Abbey and Hampden House, (all these venues recommend me), even the weather was kind to us on all three days! During August it's 14 hour shifts every day, most of this time is spent processing the images, thankfully my friends don't totally desert me, it does quieten a little from September onwards!

Here are a few of my favourite pictures from the wedding of Louisa and Chris, they got married at Taplow House Hotel (my 2nd home). Lots of lovely blue skies and happy faces! My brief was to capture all those fun moments, plus some classic poses. I'm lucky enough to have captured well over 150 weddings at this wonderful hotel over the last 15 years, there are just so many stunning backdrops for me to work with!

Enjoy your week!
Mark


















Wednesday, 3 August 2011

SUMMER IN PRAGUE

This wonderful city is one of the many places I had on my wish list to visit, two weeks ago I went for a short midweek break to see what Prague had to offer. I was not disappointed, once you are away from the main touristy areas, it was like stepping back in time. The architecture is stunning, then there are the lovely cobbled streets everywhere, rickety trams instead of buses, it's no wonder so many movies have been made there. I would recommend Prague to anyone who likes a mix of history & adventure.

August is my busiest month as always, I did three big all day weddings at the weekend, including my regular haunt and 9th of the season at Taplow House Hotel on Friday, followed by The Royal Berkshire Hotel on Saturday and Great Fosters on Monday. Thrown in for good measure was my birthday boat trip down the River Thames with friends on Sunday, a great fun day out! Come Tuesday I was so exhausted, I just collapsed in a heap until lunchtime recharging my batteries and resting my aching limbs!     

Here are a few of the pictures I took in Prague, I hope you enjoy looking at them.

Enjoy your week!
Mark