March 31, 2012

Pic(k) of the Week {Lancashire Wedding Photography}

For me, this lovely shot of bride to be Helen, from my recent wedding at The Gibbon Bridge Hotel in the Ribble Valley shows exactly why it can be so nice to include even a short spell of time having a photographer for your 'getting ready' time!
The shot was taken barely 25 minutes before the actual ceremony and captures Helen in a quiet candid moment of calm and concentration, before heading off into the rush of putting the dress on and adding final touches.

Pentax K5, Sigma 18-50 mm f2.8 lens, 1/50th at f2.8 iso 500.

March 23, 2012

Actors Headshots {Lancashire Portrait Photography}

On Monday I spent a lovely hour updating agency headshots for local actress Hanneke Blower.
Here's a glimpse.

Headshot sessions start at £75 for an hour, including your choice of 3 10"x8" b&w prints or hi-res files on disc.

March 20, 2012

Meet the bridesmaids {sneak peek}

On Saturday I was at The Gibbon Bridge Hotel near Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley for Paul & Helen's wedding. It was a lovely day, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Here's a little sneak peek of the bridesmaids and their rather lovely individualised bouquets.

March 12, 2012

1940's vintage tea party

If you saw yesterday's sneak peek, you'll already know a little about what I got up to on Saturday!

I sense that sneak peek has left a certain Emmaline and her family and friends somewhat eager to see the rest of the photos from her amazing 40th birthday party. Taking 40 as a theme, Emmaline went for a vintage afternoon tea party at Carnforth Railway Station (home of the 1945 British Classic film "Brief Encounter"). All of the guests dressed up in fabulous 40's gear, and my lovely lady wife and her Itsy Bitsy Vintage business cohort styled the party room into a vintage delight, complete with bunting, 3-tier cake stands, the prettiest authentic china, linen and silverware.

I was initially invited along by the Itsy Bitsy Vintage girls to snap their lovelies, but offered to do a few snaps for Emmaline whilst there, I mean crikey! It's not often you get a chance to shoot such absolutely spiffing people in a great setting like this, and I must say I enjoyed myself really rather a lot!




A note about the suppliers: