Image of the week | Week 11

With today being Black Friday I couldn’t resist sharing a moment from Fay and Dan’s winter Destination Wedding in New York City.

After their ceremony at St. Bart’s Church whilst making their way to Studio 450 for their wedding reception we had the opportunity to take a quick walk around Midtown Manhattan. Professional shoppers filled Fifth Avenue, who in their element had an inexhaustible choice of stores to help test their credit limits. Saks, Bergdorf Goodman. FAO Schwarz and Tiffany & Co to name just a few.

As if like in a dream, not caught up in all the shopping excitement and still basking in the bliss of being married, the elegant Fay and debonair Dan effortlessly navigated their way up 5th avenue, catching the glimpse and producing a wide smile from the odd shopper taking a well earned break from over spending in the sales.

Image of the week | Week 10

Sharing one of my favourite images each week is a great way for me to express my opinion of what makes a great photo. The scary thing though is that it really is demonstrating how quickly time flies and how we’re already in the closing stages of the year.

I thought this would be a good time to share one of my favourite images from Fay and Dan’s winter wedding in New York. Shooting this Destination Wedding in January was a great way to start the year, with being present for both their Wedding Rehearsal Dinner and their Wedding Day in Manhattan.

When browsing through Amma’s post of Fay and Dan’s Fairytale wedding on her beyondbeyond wedding blog it was this image that instantly brought a smile to my face.

Anybody who has been to Manhattan will know that the sidewalks can become nothing short of manic. The hustle and bustle of the New York City streets is relentless. The emergence of a beautiful Bride from her vintage car that had been misplaced between all the yellow Taxis that drove in front of the impressive St. Bart’s on Park Avenue didn’t even break the stride or muster a glance from the passing New Yorkers.

This moment brings a smile to my face, not only for capturing it but the satisfaction to be able to share it with Fay and Dan.

Image of the week | Week 9

On a cold and dull morning, I needed something to brighten up my day so I thought I’d share this image from Naomi and Daniel’s marquee wedding in Nottinghamshire as my Image of the week.

Naomi’s choice in colourful and vibrant Bridesmaids dresses made for great photographs on what turned out to be a bright and sunny day despite the odd showers in the morning.

This moment was during Naomi and her Bridesmaids mad rush to get back inside when it started to drizzle. Thankfully the rain didn’t hang about and they were soon able to continue their ride over to the Church in a convertible VW Beetle.

Family Portrait Shoot in Derbyshire

What a great morning to get outside for a Family Portrait. Clear Blue skies, lush green fields and a slight nip in the air made great settings for me to capture some beautiful images of proud Grandfather’s cherished girls.

Having returned the 1949 Chevrolet Loadmaster to its former glory he was very to get some photos of his Granddaughters who often have the joy of riding the rare American truck around the family small holding.

Here’s one of my favourite images from their portrait session.

The Strand Hair and Beauty | Commercial Photography

If you’ve visited the Supplier Spotlight section of my blog you’ll see that I often come across some of the best wedding suppliers across Derbyshire and the UK whilst at weddings. It’s a great way for me to learn more about the industry I work in and provide referrals to my couples, so that they can surround themselves with the most professional people on one of the most important days of their lives.

On this occasion I was also commissioned to photograph the stylist at The Strand Hair and Beauty whilst they worked on a busy Saturday afternoon. The images taken will help to strengthen The Strand Hair and Beauty brand identity as they settle in at their new premises on The Strand in Derby.