Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Animal Magic

There has been a larger number than normal amount of people wanting their dogs photographing recently. Funny that, I've never advertised as an animal photographer but somehow all these pooches and poochettes have ended up on my doorstep.

They do say never work with children or animals but I've had the best fun in the last couple of weeks. Here are a few of my favourite shots:

I mean, seriously, how cute?  

Monday, May 9, 2011

Two minute photo shoot

I've become the proud new owner of a lovely set of continuous lights for the studio - which means that I don't need to use flash anymore when I'm photographing small children and animals.

I'm sure that using flash  always bothered me more than it did them but even so, anything that makes the studio photography even better had to be investigated.

My first model for the new lights was my youngest grand daughter. She seems to have the attention span of a gnat so we had to work quickly
The entire shoot lasted about a minute. It's amazing what you can achieve in just one  minute.

What do you think?  I love my new lights!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Gina and Thomas win the prize

Gina and Thomas got married in March of this year.

Their venue,  Stanley House in Mellor. Now it's lost that 'new' look and has started to develop some real character it's fast becoming  one of my favourites,.

The day was as perfect as we could have asked for in the middle of March. The rain held off just long enough for us to do the group shots outside and have a little stroll round the grounds taking photos as we went.  All in all it was a great wedding.

Normally when brides and groom get their proof images of the wedding on their return from honeymoon, which in their case was in the Maldives,  I tell them they have 6 months to pick the images for their albums, and they take every day of it. After all, it's an important job and you have to know that it's right.

Gina and Thomas came back from their honeymoon and within  one week had all the images picked for their album.


Not only had they picked all the photographs, they'd done a really good job of it and chosen photographs that were very representative of their day. Good job, chaps!

So now their album has been designed and sent to Italy for printing,  less than two months after the wedding.  They most definitely win the prize for the quickest ever picking of photos.

Here's a sneak preview of their album. I can't wait to see the finished article when it comes back.

That's all for now, folks. I've been doing a bit of animal photography over the last week or so. I'll be posting the photographs for you soon.  What's that saying - Never work with children or animals?