Monday, 30 January 2012

THE DAIRY, WADDESDON MANOR SLIDESHOW

The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor asked me create a slide show of my work, which is to be used on their ipad for customer show rounds. All the pictures on this slideshow are recent examples of my photography at The Dairy, with music by the harpist Tori Handsley.

The Dairy has now been recommending me for over 12 years, and I just love working at this magical wedding venue. Stunning backdrops and a water side location, superb for pictures.You may also want to take a look at my gallery of the venue, go to the 'Select-A-Venue' option on my website, then click on The Dairy.

I'll be at The Dairy wedding fair on Sunday 11th March; I hope to see you on the day if you can make it.

This Sunday I'll be at the Taplow House Wedding show, 11am-3pm. It's free admission, there will be over 25 exhibitors and fashion shows during the day.

I hope you enjoy the slide show.

Enjoy your week!
Mark


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

TORI HANDSLEY HARPIST PHOTOGRAPHY

A few weeks ago Tori Handsley, one of the countries leading harpists, asked me to take some pictures for her portfolio and website. Not only did I get some great pictures of her at Taplow House, I got a free concert whilst taking the pictures too! She plays everything from traditional classical music, right through to tracks by AC/DC and the Verve! I've worked with Tori many times, and her music is a joy to listen to. We tend to meet at weddings either at Taplow House Hotel, or The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor as we are on their recommended suppliers lists.  She recently performed with Nigel Kennedy, how cool is that!

Most of the pictures are in black and white to create a really timeless feel; it's amazing how many brides also request some of their pictures in black and white too. I really love the dramatic effect it has on my images!

Last weekend I photographed a wedding at Missenden Abbey, blog to follow.

Enjoy your week!
Mark





Thursday, 5 January 2012

WINTER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Just before Christmas I photographed the wedding of Lorraine & Peter at Sarratt village parish Church, with this winters first dusting of snow in the morning. Lorraine was all all excited about a possible Christmas wedding in the snow, but sadly it had all melted by the time the ceremony started! In my 21 years in business attending over 1,200 weddings, I've only ever photographed a dozen weddings in the snow.  When it does happen it's quite stunning.

Peter had a special surprise waiting for Lorraine when she arrived at the church: he had secretly restored his grandad's vintage tractor!  How he kept it quiet I'll never know. Her face was an absolute picture when she arrived at the church, and a few tears were shed too! You'll be pleased to here it wasn't used to get them to their drinks reception at the lovely 350 year old village pub, The Cock Inn.

I hope you enjoy looking at the selection of pictures from their wedding.

Enjoy your week!
Mark