Thursday, 17 September 2015

COVENT GARDEN HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Sasha and Richard were married at the beautiful Covent Garden Hotel in London on a glorious sunny day, witnessed by two of their closest friends - this was such a lovely intimate wedding.

I travelled to London knowing exactly the style of pictures that Sasha was looking for, despite the fact that we hadn't met before. Sasha fell in love with my style of work on the internet, we had lengthy chats, and many emails went back and forth. She particularly liked my dramatic atmospheric lighting effects, and the Covent Garden Hotel provided the perfect backdrop for my style of work!

Sasha and Richard's wedding was an absolute pleasure to photograph. They were so friendly, and welcoming throughout - I now can't wait to capture the follow up party for their friends and family at their rural farm location in Hertfordshire in a few weeks time; this blog will follow soon,

Enjoy your week,
Mark



































Wednesday, 16 September 2015

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE WEDDING FAIRS AUTUMN 2015

Autumn is approaching fast, our summer seemed to disappear so quickly this year! Once again it's time for me to exhibit my portfolio at this autumn's wedding fairs.  These are probably some of the very best local shows to attend if you're planning your special day for 2016/7. All of the shows are held inside beautiful historic venues, and admission is free of charge. You'll get the chance to meet about 25-40 local suppliers at each event, including myself.

My Saturdays are now about 50% booked up for next summer, and by the end of the wedding shows in October I'm usually 90% booked for the Saturdays.

All of the wedding shows I attend (except Moor Park) are with the venues that recommend me as one of their preferred wedding photographers.

September 27th - Missenden Abbey, Gt.Missenden, Bucks   11am-4pm

September 27th - Taplow House, Maidenhead, Bucks   12noon-3.30pm

October 11th - The Dairy, Waddesdon, Bucks    11am-3pm

November 29th - Pendley Manor, Tring, Herts    11am-4pm

I hope to meet you at one of the shows!

Mark

PS....Here are a few pictures that I thought I'd share with you that I captured last week at the most beautiful wedding in Hertford, the couples wedding reception took place within the grand old barn on their rural Farm!







WEDDING INSPIRATION AT WADDESDON - BUCKS - AUTUMN 2015 - (A WEDDING FAIR WITH A BIG DIFFERENCE)

This year the Dairy are really going to town with a brand new approach for their wedding showcase event: all of the exhibitors have been asked to promote their services in an exciting dynamic new way. This means very few trestle tables, or the overly static approach of most wedding open days, and I and the other recommended suppliers have been asked to inspire, interact, create and demonstrate our talents in a completely fresh way, whilst showcasing the Dairy's wonderful possibilities for couples planning their special day.

I've invested a lot of my time in coming up with a retro display that is totally different to anything I've ever done before; it certainly involves a lot more glitz and is a real wow factor! To see the results of my own and the other exhibitors' presentations, make sure you attend the event on Sunday 11th October 2015. I'm really looking forward to attending this new showcase event at the Dairy, and obviously meeting those of you that plan to attend.  


Everything you need to plan your perfect wedding day
Join us for our first Wedding Inspiration day, an exclusive wedding event showcasing over thirty of the industry's finest local and regional suppliers and wedding experts, held in the beautiful setting of the Dairy Lakeside Pavilion, on the Waddesdon Manor Estate.
The day is designed to eliminate the stresses that organizing a wedding can bring, adding a unique touch of Waddesdon luxury and a lot of fun to your wedding planning experience, making it a must for anyone looking to make their dream wedding a reality, whether at Waddesdon, elsewhere in Buckinghamshire or further afield.

What to expect
On arrival you will be greeted with a very warm welcome from our expert wedding team and a complimentary cocktail or glass of prosecco.  We’ve plenty in store with a hand-picked line up, including luxury designers, photographers, entertainers, gastronomes, professional wedding planners and a number of interactive areas and creative workshops for both the bride and groom.

Event features
  • Bride’s boutique 
  • Strolling catwalk 
  • Dedicated groom’s room 
  • Entertainment stage 
  • Bespoke styled dining tables 
  • Mini photo shoots 
  • Cocktail masterclasses 
  • Creative workshops
Explore our wedding venues

Visitors are also invited to explore the Waddesdon Estate’s enchanting choice of wedding venues, created for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 19th century, including the (until now) hidden Secret Garden for intimate ceremonies.

All couples will receive an exclusive Wedding Inspiration day goodie bag and a Wedding Inspiration day passport.  Get the passport stamped at each designated area to be in with a chance of winning a magnum of Waddesdon Champagne.




I hope to see you at the Dairy's 'Wedding Inspiration at Waddesdon' event on the 11th October. If you are planning your wedding for 2016/17,  this show is definitely one not to miss!  Not only is it one of the most 'wow' venues in England, the way this event is being presented should be pretty amazing too! On the day you'll also be able to see my brand new Dairy display album, it contains over 250 new images. These pictures were all captured at the twenty weddings I've attended at this amazing lakeside venue over the past two years. 

Here are a few pictures from some of the weddings I've attended at the Dairy over the summer:

Enjoy your week!
Mark