Friday, February 25, 2011

Another wedding fair

This weekend we at exhibiting at the gorgeous Preston Marriott.  This is a new venue for Bob and me and I'm very, very excited about it.

Have you seen it, it's beeee-yootiful!  Echoes of a more elegant age altogether, methinks. Sigh.

So,  *shakes self* back to reality. As promised here is a preview of Katie and Toby's wedding album.

Everyones asks me where the lovely tower is, it's in Shropshire. It was well worth the journey, what a stunning location.

Katie and Toby requested a  very simple and clean look to their album design and as their ( and your ) wish is my command, that is what I created.

It always seems really obvious to me that we all have different tastes and ideas so how could a 'one size fits all' approach to designing albums work?  It needs to be as individual as you are.

 I spend  many an hour creating individually designed albums  that I know our couples are going to love and cherish forever. It's a labour of love and I wouldn't change that for the world.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Album Design

Just like with the seasons of the year, a photographer's work changes with the seasons.

At this time of year we are kept busy with all of the wedding fairs, meeting with brides and grooms to be and planning for the year ahead.

This weekend is no exception to that formula, we are at the Preston Marriot this Sunday, pop in and say hello.

Another thing that keeps us busy at this time of year is designing  wedding albums.

This week I have finished Dan and Joanne's album and Toby and Katie's album.

Here is a sneak preview of Dan & Joanne's album for you, I'll post some from Toby and Katie's wedding tomorrow.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


We're at the Wrightington Hotel wedding fair tomorrow. See you there.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More of the same

Bob and me are still ploughing our way through the wedding fairs.

 This weekend we are at The Wrightington Hotel which, funnily enough, is in Wrightington.

It starts at 11.30 till 4pm  As usual there will be loads to see and a fashion show with some beeeeeeyooootiful gowns.

Next weekend we are exhibiting at the Preston Marriot and then the week after we are at Park Hall at Charnock Richard.

We have recently made a few changes to the wedding packages on offer.

Do you want to know what they are?

Ok then.

We have introduced a new cd only package. It's superb value for those on a tight budget and there is also the option of buying the album later on if you want to.

On our bronze package we have introduced the option of a digital storybook.

The gold package now comes complete with a set of parents' albums.

WOW!!  Ahem, I mean jolly good!

There's never been a better time to get married!!

We have spent a lot of time over the last few weeks meeting you and hearing all about your wedding plans, some are just amazing. We are shooting a James Bond themed wedding in a few weeks, I can't wait for that one!

 I've been practicing "Martini. Shaken, not stirred."

Seriously though,  we have met with a lot of people over the last few weeks and the most popular dates are filling up fast for next year and even for 2013 so please don't hang about too long to get your date booked, you really haven't got as long as you think.

It's not only the time of year for wedding fairs, it's also the time of year for album design. All the couples from last year have now chosen their photos for their albums so I'm up to my ears in album design at the moment. That's one of my favourite jobs, it gives me chance to get creative and produce a totally unique album for each couple, one which brings out their personalities and the feel of their own weddings. Now what could be better than that?

 I'll be posting a few pages on here for you as soon as the b's and g's have given their approval. Obviously you can't see them before they do!

Well, that's it for now. See you Sunday.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Dunkenhalgh

It's the morning of the wedding fair at The Dunkenhalgh. Just a few last minute jobs to do before we get going.

The weather is appalling but don't let that put you off. It may be blowing a gale, raining and cold but there is a very warm welcome waiting for you at the wedding fair.

We've got some lovely new pictures for the exhibition stand, come and take a look.

In the meantime:

Here are a couple of photographs of a little boy who came to see us recently.  This one went right off the cuteness scale.

I might be wrong but I get the feeling we might have a budding footballer on our hands. I loved his little Blackburn Rovers kit.

Did you know that we do portrait sittings for only £25? Why not book a sitting for your little one  - or even for the whole family? 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Spring cleaning time

Shortly after I started to photograph children I realised that when a small child comes into the studio we usually get the best photos by just relaxing and letting them do their own thing.

This little girl wasn't interested in the toys in the baskets, or in posing nicely for the camera. She decided instead that the studio need a sweep and she was going to be the one to do it - and who was I to stop her?

 The little girl had fun, I had fun and got the photos I wanted, Mum nearly burst with pride and the studio has a nice, newly swept floor.

Last week's wedding fair at Garstand Golf Club was mobbed!  Bob and me hardly had time to draw breath all night.  Many thanks to all of those who came, and even waited patiently for a chance to chat with us. I hope you found the fair as good as we did.

This weekend we will be exhibiting at the Dunkenhalgh at Clayrton le Moors.  We like the Dunkenhalgh, it's always a busy venue with lots for you to see and do ( and usually some yummy wedding cake left over for we exhibitors to take home with us - every job has it's perks!)

 It's been a busy, busy  month for wedding fairs and  as a result the major dates for weddings for this year have already been taken.

Next year and even 2013 are filling up fast so please; come and see us and get your date booked in, you haven't got as much time as you think.