I was really looking forward to this wedding for three main reasons, firstly from just one short meeting and few phone calls with Lisa I knew she was going to be a cool, calm, easy going bride and would welcome my ideas and input. Secondly I was more than happy they had chosen Charlton House as their wedding venue, although it was my first time there I had reseached it well and knew it's beauty spots and knew the ceremony room had great natural light. The third and final reason and the most selfish! The evening reception was at Charlton football ground and I am a big Charlton fan!!!
Enjoy the photos, thank you for visiting.
Last Sunday I was greeted at the studio by 4 generations of ladies, the two youngest were my focus for the day's session. Jodie and her daughter Ellie were great to photograph and as the weather was good we even got outside the studio. We then planned a second portrait session for the next day and added Bailey the family dog and Jodie's nephew Callum.
As I'm editing Lisa & Shane's images from the weekend, I thought I would share a couple of frames with you! Full blog will follow shortly.
There are always aspects of my photography that I wish to explore, develop & be more creative with. This isn't always possible to do on a 'real' shoot such as a wedding, so I spend good amount of time working on my skills at social or public events. May bank holiday weekend is one of my favourite times of year, there is always something to see, do or visit that you may not be able to see any other time of the year. I am lucky enough to live quite close to the historic cathedral city of Rochester (where I studied at KIAD/UCA) where each year it hosts the Sweeps Festival, a colourful festival with music & dancing to celebrate the chimney sweep's annual holiday.
My photographic aim was to capture parts of the festival in a photojournalistic style with a emphasis on busy backgrounds with depth as well as details of the day. Here are a few of my favourites, enjoy...
Hello & welcome to the blog! Feel free to have a nose around & leave a comment or two, I hope you enjoy what you see! Dan