October 12, 2017

10 trade secrets in Wedding Photography

Things don’t just fall in place for an amazing wedding photography to happen. It does never just happen. A lot of effort has to be put in by the bride, groom and photographer. There are a thousand little things you need to care about. It all starts with finding the best wedding photographer. His/her style of photography must suit you and your loved one.

Every time you open your wedding album, you ought to be blown away. Make way for the splendid things to happen. You need those shots which you expect to be there. You also need those shots which will catch you off guard. To make an on-the-top wedding album, you need a bit of both. Here are ten best kept secrets of wedding photography to help you out.

Be spontaneous

Anything you do crazy on the wedding day cannot be deemed extreme. Things happen at the spur of the moment. Those spontaneous moments alone can give you the breathtaking wedding photographs, you wish for.

Multiple vantage points

Make sure you hire more than one photographer for the wedding. Two shots are always better than one. Place a photographer at the front and one at the rear. Make sure to get every emotion captured digitally.

Go with a specialist

Do not let your amateur photographer friend do your wedding photography. Always hire a specialist wedding photographer and make sure his/her style is in tune with your expectations.

Black and white

Black and white is always the best filter, there is. They are more dramatic than the vibrant color photographs. Get some black and white photographs into the mix. It makes up for the best and wide ranged wedding album.

Chemistry with photographer

You and your partner should be comfortable with the photographer. The off-screen chemistry with your photographer, reflects in your on-screen chemistry with your spouse.

Avoid pretends

Nothing looks bad on wedding photography than mock cake cutting and mock first dances. Remember you are going to look at it forever. The photographer has to be present at all the events to capture every special moment.

Don’t let things happen

A wedding photographer shouldn’t hesitate from taking control of the situation. They need to take charge rather than being a part of the wedding. They should go the extra mile with authority to capture the best shots.

Prepare for weather

You just can’t control weather. Your photographer must be prepared for rains. Get yourself an effective rainy day guarantee. Make sure you get maximum value and insurance on your wedding photography expenses.

Tailor made packages

Every wedding is unique in regards to the couple, guest list, and location and so on. You cannot go by readymade packages available to you. The wedding photographer must be ready to offer you tailor made solutions.


Unless you are sure, your prospective wedding photographer listened to you, don’t hire him. The photographer need to be all ears to your ideas and must be capable of creating magic with the same.

October 12, 2017

Why you should hire a Professional Wedding Photographer?

Weddings are definitely those moments that need to be captured digitally. It needs to be captured splendidly. The wedding album is going to stay with you for the rest of your life. It stays with you without any updates or edits. It needs to look the best. It should always refresh your mood, when you open its cover. The photos are required to bring back the best of memories. It should contain the necessary details to make it sweet. Could you risk handing over that responsibility to a photographer who doesn’t specialize in this line of trade?  There are some reasons why you just can’t. There are reasons why you should hire a professional wedding photographer.

The first and foremost reason to go with a professional is reliability. Professionals guarantee the best blend of creativity and standards. They make the wedding pictures look so natural and elegant. The people in the pics cannot be presented better. The major component in wedding photographs is the couple. Only the professionals know how to work with them. The reliability comes mostly from their communication skills. Specialist wedding photographers communicate with the entire bridal ceremony group. They take charge of the situation. They help people relax and pose better by being interactive.

Professionals hold the expertise in handling high end devices. You need advanced camera and equipment to capture precise pictures. To ensure precision, you need skillful hands. Wedding photography involves too much equipment. There are a lot of backup equipment needed to avoid uncertainties and failures. Apart from equipment, you need the knowhow and expertise of a professional to achieve what is expected. Moreover professionals own the accessories, which give them proper access to wide range of equipment. The accessories will be needed badly during the time of capturing pictures in the busy and lively wedding environment.

The major aspect you will be concerned about is style. Every wedding photographer will have their unique style. Only the professionals have styles that match your requirement. They can adapt to styles, which you prefer too. An amateur won’t have the touch in work that pleases you. They won’t even listen to your requirements in detail. Professionals have the previous work to show for. It demonstrates their style very clearly. You can choose the one you need after considering which style suits you. Amateurs don’t have such serious portfolios to show you. That is the reason why they are amateurs in the first place.

Professional wedding photographers do this job day in and day out. As for the amateurs, they do one odd gig like that. It reflects heavily in their work ethic. They can’t deal with uncertainties. Their schedules won’t have necessary backups. The professionals will be efficient in making best use of timings. The flow for capturing pictures will be a lot better. They can deal with all kinds of situation and deliver standard work. They capture the amazing pictures in any given flow of time. Their editing will be much improved in terms of quality too.

October 12, 2017


Rosie and Hew had their wedding ceremony at Elvaston castle church, an amazing church set in the grounds of the equally amazing Elvaston castle, its not really a castle more a stately house with vast grounds and is one of Derbyshires hidden gems, we then headed to the grandeur  Prestwold Hall, the sun was low in the sky, and it was then play time, a massive thankyou to Rosie & Hew for allowing me to create some magical wedding images, For the photographers who read my blog, all images taken with Nikon Cameras and various lenses, i also keep getting asked why i dont do many black and white images, my answer to that is why should i do black and white, not that i dont like B/W its just i see the world in color and having seen so many turn images to black and white to hide problems or to make the image look more creative I will stick to my color and maybe the odd B/W image, but watch this space as i may do an entire post with B/W images.
October 12, 2017


WOW, i love this venue, as photographer we look for light, good light, quality and quantity of light, directional light and indirect light, I’m very sad i know but i LIVE my LIFE by LIGHT ! Stoke Rochford hall has it all, the outside is pretty darn good as well, Claire and James are returning from there awesome honeymoon very soon, i can’t tell you where they have been or your jaw would drop with jealousy, thanks to you both , great couple, great venue, one amazing wedding.