From wedding rings to the boxing ring
3rd November 2013
When the bride was wearing a pair of killer Vivienne Westwood heels, I couldn’t resist giving the gorgeous footwear a major role in the wedding day photography. So I suggested a fun shot in which the bride, Lucy, would appear to be squashing her new husband, Joe, and his pals under one of her feet.I admit Lucy was a little unsure about the idea at first, but afterwards she loved the image so much that she decided to use it as her profile picture on Facebook. If that’s not an endorsement, then I don’t know what is!
I photographed Lucy and Joe Wardle on their wedding day at Dunwood Hall, near Leek, in Staffordshire, covering everything from the bride getting ready before the ceremony to the couple’s first dance as man and wife. It was a stunning location and I was in my element capturing a mixture of traditional and documentary-style images.
I love the variety of my work as a wedding, event and portrait photographer. One minute I may find myself photographing the marriage of a happy couple – and the next taking pictures of boxers sparring!
I went along to Impact Boxing in Fenton for a shoot ahead of the Acid Test tournament at the King’s Hall, in Stoke. After taking pictures of the sparring, I set up my mobile studio in the gym and took a series of posed shots of the boxers. The low-key lighting had the effect of creating shadows, emphasising the definition of the guys’ muscles.
As ever, I’ve been busy with portraits and I recently photographed a newborn baby, which was good fun.
Plus, I will soon be doing a ‘trash the dress’shoot. If you haven’t heard of this before, it involves a bride being photographed ruining her own wedding dress (after the big day, of course). It’s something that is very popular in the U.S. and is great fun. After all, how often does a bride wear her wedding dress after the ceremony? The location for this ‘trash the dress’ shoot will be Crewe Heritage Centre, and I can’t wait.
And if you’re stuck for Christmas present ideas, I have a special offer on portraits for a limited time only. You can have a portrait session, including editing of images, a private online album and a DVD– all for just £45. This offer is only available until December 31, 2013, so get in touch with me so you don’t miss out.To find out more about the special portrait offer and my other photography services, call me on 01270 213421 or 07849 173826, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I had Jo round to my house to take some photos I me and my daughter, they were really good and Jo was very proffessional. Sienna was well behaved as well and relaxed which made it easier.
I have recommended Jo to a friend and would recommend her again.
Thanks for some lovely photos, Stacey
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