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 2010 Archive

New professional photography seminars at the Apple Store, Regent St, and Cambridge

Posted in Seminars at 13:40 on 20/08/2010

This year has been fantastically busy so far, both for my wedding photography business and Light Blue Software, but I'm finding some time to do some more teaching in the Autumn. I'm very excited to announce two new seminars.

Running a photography business on a Mac

Apple's Regent St Store, London, Monday 13 September, 19:00-21:00

Apple have invited me to speak at their flagship store on Regent St which, considering that I've been a Mac user since I was 12, is very exciting. I'll be talking about the fundamentals of setting up a wedding photography business and running it from your Mac, and there'll be plenty of time for questions if there's anything else you want to ask me about.

The seminar is free and there's no need to pre-register, but space is limited so please turn up early if you want to make sure you get a seat.

Delivering the goods: post-production for wedding & portrait photographers

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, Monday 8 November

Digital capture has given photographers an enormous amount of creative control over their work, but this means that taking great pictures is only the first step towards delivering fantastic results. This intensive one-day course covers everything you need to polish your portrait & wedding images to a standard that will delight your clients. The course will explore:

Setting and exceeding client expectations.

Taking control of your workflow.

Post-production with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Practical portrait retouching.

Producing great black & white images from digital.

Presenting finished images to your clients.

The course is suitable for both established pros and those in the process of building a photography business. Some Photoshop experience is necessary, but a catch-up session will make sure that everyone attending the course is familiar with the tools used throughout.

Everyone attending the seminar will receive a disc containing details of the techniques demonstrated, sample files and the Photoshop Actions used during the course.

The workshop is taking place at Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge which, unlike most of the Cambridge colleges, is easy to get to by car. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Feedback from previous seminars

"Many thanks for all the effort you put into the post production seminar it was without doubt the best seminar I've been on (and I've been on quite a few). The volume of information was excellent and the day was so well structured."

"I really enjoyed your seminar and came away with lots of ideas. I was really impressed with your knowledge and skill and the amount of content you managed to get through in a day was fantastic."

"There was so much to learn and I'm dying to spend time going through it all again!"

"I had a great time yesterday and felt really motivated - thanks again for your enthusiasm and content of the course, I thought it was great."

"I really enjoyed meeting you and also got a lot from the seminar...I'll be setting myself homework!"

Booking tickets

Tickets are priced at £90. To find out more about the workshop or to book tickets, please contact me directly.

Cambridge wedding photographer - Helen & Jörg's wedding preview

Posted in Wedding Photography at 10:29 on 19/08/2010

I've had a great run of weddings in Cambridge recently, although it has meant that I've spent a lot of time in colleges for someone who graduated from the university eight years ago.

Last weekend saw me return to Downing College for Helen & Jörg's wedding. I'll be posting more pictures from their wedding next week, but for now here's one that caught my eye.

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Magdalene College Cambridge wedding photos - Hannah & Michael's wedding

Posted in Wedding Photography at 16:30 on 17/08/2010

As I mentioned in my preview of Hannah & Michael's wedding at Magdalene College, Cambridge, their wedding was full of firsts for me: my first bride arriving by punt, my first Jewish wedding ceremony, my first outdoor wedding ceremony and my first groom wearing white. Here are a few more of my favourite images from Hannah & Michael's wedding.

Worrying about the weather at the wedding rehearsal:

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The rehearsal dinner in the beautifully candle-lit hall of Magdalene College:

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Hannah, along with bridesmaids and parents, arriving by punt at Magdalene College in Cambridge on the wedding day.

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The final preparations in Magdalene's bridal suite:

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The wedding ceremony took place outside the Pepys Library:

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My first Jewish wedding ceremony:

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Hannah & Michael arriving for dinner in the marquee in style:

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An American-style first dance before dinner:

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Outdoor wedding ceremony photographs - Jing & Bingyan's wedding

Posted in Wedding Photography at 17:06 on 16/08/2010

It's been an odd summer in terms of the weather, so I was pretty nervous in the run up to Jing & Bingyan's outdoor wedding ceremony at Magdalene College in Cambridge. Magdalene College is a great setting for an outdoor ceremony, where the couple and their guests are in the shadow of the Pepys Library.

Here's a selection of photographs from Jing & Bingyan's outdoor wedding ceremony at Magdalene College in Cambridge.

Getting ready in the bridal suite at Magdalene:

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The outdoor wedding ceremony:

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Jing & Bingyan's wedding reception in the grounds of Magdalene College:

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And on into dinner in Magdalene's beautiful (if very dark!) hall:

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A bit of translation was required for Jing's father's speech:

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And then he burst into song:

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Syon House wedding photographer: Michaela & Jim's wedding

Posted in Wedding Photography at 11:50 on 12/08/2010

Michaela & Jim got married at the beautiful Syon House in Richmond. Set in the enormous Syon Park, Syon House is a wonderful wedding venue - the house itself is stunning and the conservatory that's used for the wedding breakfast has to be seen to be believed.

My coverage started with Michaela's bridal preparations at the nearby Richmond Gate Hotel:

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Waiting for the wedding ceremony at Syon House:

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Thanks to the wonderfully accommodating registrar, I had much more freedom to photograph the ceremony at Syon House than normal:

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The enormous conservatory at Syon Park:

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