Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Shottle Hall Wedding..

Some friend's of mine (Marcin & Claire) were getting married at Shottle Hall and asked me if I'd be happy to take some photo's for them of their special day. I immediately jumped at the opportunity, not only because there were friends of mine but because I knew they were so in love, it would look beautiful if I could capture this on camera..! The location they chose was the very glam and picturesque Shottle Hall in Ashbourne, set in the gentle rolling landscape on the edge of the Peak District National Park and forming part of the famous and exquisite Chatsworth House Estate. Shottle Hall is a quintessentially English country house offering a stylish blend of traditional elegance in a contemporary setting. The day went swimmingly well from start to finish and photographing it was a complete pleasure. It all ended with the groom whisking the gorgeous elegant bride away in a VW ol' skool camper van for a honeymoon on the road to bonny scotland..! :)

Improvisation is key...

I recieved an email through my site from a lady asking if I'd be able to photograph her extended family, mum and dad and grandkids - 15 people in total . I thought 'yeah that should be no problem'.. Little did I know how 15 people look all in one room..! Lol.. When they all arrived, I had to count them twice over as it seemed like there were more like 30 people, not 15..!

Luckily for me, they were the loveliest family you could meet from the co-operative mum and dad to the very well behaved kids who were a joy to work..! With a little improvisation I got some really good photo's of the whole family on one photo..! Improvisation is key in situations, not only like this but in all of the jobs I do.. It's what makes my job so enjoyable..!