December 2013 update: I'm no longer working as a photographer

In 2009, I launched a company that makes business software for photographers, and now that company is so successful that I've regretfully had to put my photography business on hold indefinitely. You can find out more about this change on my blog.

If you're looking for a photographer, I'm still in touch with many amazing photographers and would be delighted to recommend them to you if you contact me.

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August 2009 Archive

Wedding photography in Salisbury: Caren & Mike

Posted in Wedding Photography at 08:28 on 13/08/2009

It's been a while since I last photographed a wedding in Salisbury, so Caren & Mike's wedding was even more exciting for me than it would have been otherwise. It's always a pleasure to photograph friends' weddings and I've known Mike since our time together at Selwyn College at the University of Cambridge. Of course, the setting of the Medieval Hall in Salisbury, followed by a walk through the grounds and cloisters of Salisbury Cathedral to the Salisbury Cathedral School, provided a great backdrop to their wedding. And then there was the music…

I've always known that Mike has great taste in music and I try to follow up his recommendations whenever I can, but my choices for wedding music wouldn't be half as cool as Mike & Caren's. Walking down the aisle to Nick Cave? Signing the register to Barry Louis Polisar's 'All I Want Is You' (aka "the music from Juno" to dilettantes like me)? And recessing to Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On'? Mike & Caren, I salute you.

Enough rambling from me and onto the pictures…

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I've never seen hair spray being used on the veil before - and there was me thinking that I knew it all when it came to bridal preparations.

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The Medieval Hall:

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Cue the music:

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Taking a walk through the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral:

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The local wildlife can be a bit fierce:

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Onto Salisbury Cathedral School:

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Fran & Gareth's wedding pre-dates my blog so I can't link to it here, but Mike was Gareth's best man. Here's Gareth returning the favour:

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If you're going to use a school as a wedding venue, you want to make the most of the sports grounds:

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Preview of Caren & Mike's wedding in Wiltshire

Posted in Wedding Photography at 18:14 on 11/08/2009

My second wedding of last weekend took me all the way down to Salisbury in Wiltshire. Caren & Mike got married at the Medieval hall in Salisbury before walking through the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral to the Salisbury Cathedral School for their wedding reception.

Here's a teaser for the full selection of pictures, which will be online in the fullness of time…

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Preview of Emma & David's wedding at Syon Park in London

Posted in Wedding Photography at 15:43 on 10/08/2009

The full gallery of photos from Emma & David's wedding at Syon Park in London will be online soon, but here's a quick preview of one of my favourite images from their wedding day. The day started off with heavy cloud over Paddington in London, and the weather really could have gone either way. Shortly after Emma & David's guests arrived at Syon Park for their wedding reception, the sun broke through and gave us some magnificent light.

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Featured in Capture magazine's wedding photography special

Posted in Wedding Photography at 11:11 on 10/08/2009

Another week, another magazine appearance…

This time, I'm featured in Capture magazine, Australia's top-selling professional photography magazine. Unfortunately, the magazine didn't offer to fly me out to Australia and decided to conduct their interview by email instead of in person, but one of my images leads a piece that includes internationally famous wedding photographers such as Marcus Bell and Ryan Schembri.

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The article is about the business side of wedding photography, specifically selling high resolution digital files to clients. Much of the article concentrates on the money side of this issue, but my contribution is related to one of the many concerns that professional wedding photographers have about selling digital files to their clients: how can we guarantee that they won't make a bad job of printing them and therefore presenting our work badly?

It's a question that I've thought long and hard about. My attitude is that most of my clients want to purchase digital files of their wedding photography so I need to make them available, but that I also need to do whatever I can to make sure that my clients will get good results from them. The last thing I want is for a poor print knocked out on a cheap inkjet printer or a badly-resized image on Facebook to be presented under my name - I want prospective clients to see my work and think "wow!" rather than "urgh!". Digital files are in demand from wedding photography clients, so I think it's time to stop worrying about whether or not it's a good idea to sell them and to start concentrating on making it a win-win situation for both client and photographer.

Wedding photography in Cambridgeshire: Anna & Dave at South Farm

Posted in Wedding Photography at 12:33 on 05/08/2009

I mentioned on my blog a short while ago that I was going to be photographing my oldest friend's wedding. I've known Dave since I was five, so it was a privilege to be able to photograph his wedding to Anna (who I've known for a much shorter time - only 13 years!) at South Farm in Cambridgeshire.

It was an emotional day for all involved. Luckily, I've started to recover from the deep, deep terror I was suffering from when it was time for me to give my (thankfully short) speech.

The lovely London and Cambridge children's portrait photographer Helen Bartlett was kind enough to join me in photographing Dave & Anna's wedding in Cambridgeshire, so this selection of my favourite images from the day includes a few that are a bit different to my normal style, as well as a couple that I couldn't possibly have taken… because I'm in them!

Anna getting ready for the wedding in Saffron Walden:

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Meanwhile, at South Farm…

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Anyone would think that Dave looks a little bit nervous:

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Helen's clothes may never recover from taking this picture. There was mud.

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The wedding speeches:

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Some people should stay behind the camera:

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