Rob & Vicky

Rob & Vicky were married yesterday in Chester and had their reception in Pulford. It was a baking-hot, sunny day which invariably leaves us looking for shade for both the cool & the ‘flatter’ light. We had as good a time as the guests (although we didn’t drink anything like the amount of cider they did!!) Have a great honeymoon folks, we’ll speak to you when you’re home by which time we’ll also be Mr & Mrs ;) Here’s a couple of images – not even processed as we’re away from home but a taste of things to come:

The lovely Vicky, still at home at this point.

Lovely light and a lovely moment during the ceremony.

The reception room was beautifully coordinated.

Ciao for now! -AT

Fireworks

Our local town had a ‘festa’ recently ending with a HUGE fireworks display on the final night. It was hosted at the Convent by our house and we had an amazing view from the front door across the fields. I scurried inside for a camera but the only one handy had the 70-200mm lens – not really wide enough to catch the scale of the display but we still got some lovely shots. These were by far the loudest fireworks either of us have ever heard!

We’re now getting our kit together and looking forward to Rob & Vicky’s wedding on Saturday! -AT

Image selection & a few out-takes.

We’re often asked about our editing. In reality, it’s quite simple: Some images are deleted the moment after they’re taken – for the simple reason that they clearly didn’t work – perhaps someone walked in front of the camera just as the shutter was pressed for example. Otherwise, we download them all and then run through them in iView Media Pro taking out everything that was out of focus (ahem!), poorly exposed, or those where people had strange expressions, eyes closed etc. Additionally we take many duplicates of the formal images – why? Allowing for ‘eyes closed! As an example: for one of Ben & Stacey’s family photographs, I took 8 shots. On 7 of them at least one person had their eyes shut – how can that happen? :) Fortunately (and quite unusually) I’d taken 8 and we got lucky with 1!! Generally, there’s no excuse not to play safe in this respect with digital cameras as it doesn’t cost to press that shutter – although you have to draw the line somewhere. You can’t check each one as you take it either – as to do so would be too time-consuming for guests who just want to escape from you back to their socialising – and quite right too!

Once we have what’s left, we loosely design the album – concentrating on storyline. Some images don’t fit the album story and they go into a separate pot for the couple to see later; an example would be when a couple of guests ask us to take a photograph of themselves. Eventually, we present all of the images to the couple as our recommended album images and the pot of ‘extras’. They then have the choice of removing anything they don’t like the look of and if they particularly want to include something from the ‘extras’ selection we can discuss how best to make it fit.

Here’s a couple of extras as an example:

Occasionally we take an image of each other when we’re working – more for amusement purposes than anything :) Do you know how long that confetti took to extract?!!


Ashleigh insisting she can hold £3500 worth of camera/lens on her own (er…..!)

And we love to show what we’re getting – ‘cos we get excited :)

Any thoughts? Hit the comment button and leave us a message. Ciao for now! -AT