Love this moment captured whilst waiting for the wedding speeches. For as long as i can remember i hated carrying my bags around trying to change to a longer lens to grab shots like this often results in me missing the moment. Until i discovered the black rapid strap system its a bit james bondish! but means i can carry two cameras. My standard portrait L lens and the amazing 70-200 L lens. This way i am able to set up both camera settings to enable me to use them instantly and not miss lovely moments like this. Another bonus of using expensive lens is that i dont usually have to use flash. So can sneak around in the corners and capture these natural shots as they happen.
Cardiff wedding photographer
Hen shoot cardiff south wales
As a busy photographer its always good to do some thing different and today was one of those days. Two whole hours to photograph a Hen shoot in Cardiff with a Disney theme. Had so much fun and all the girls looked fab. But of course the bride stole the show with her red hair and mermaid outfit. Being at weddings most weekends its good to try something different every now and again. The girls travelled down by train for the weekend and i was to meet them outside Cardif Castle, Well exiting the taxi they instantly started to turn heads with lots of tourists taking photos and getting in on the action. Nikki had her wig ordered from the states to complete the disney look and yes she was Ariel for the day.
Our first wedding at Court Colman manor and what a lovely place to shoot with gardens all around the venue its great place to shoot someones big day. As always there is a lot going on in the brides room during the morning of a coupled with lots of nerves and laughter, all rolled into such a tight space and always against the clock. And with so many girls getting ready to a tight time line it takes a couple of glasses of champagne, to settle everyone down and get them in the party moo., Its always handy to use my experiance to let the bride know of how long things really take on a the day. But everyone was so excited about and Nat was chilling on the bed with the little bridesmaids. I always aim to get there early set the dress up etc and start to capture the day as it happens. I usually help out drying flower stems and telling dad his flower goes on the other side! But my camera is always ready to capture every moment. Including the all important shot of dad seeing his daughter for the first time in the dress.Whether planning a large or small wedding and reception, something simple, extravagant or even a bit out of the ordinary, our experience and personal attention will ensure that yours is a perfect day.
Court Colman Manor has a choice of reception suites that can cater for 20 to 180 guests. Our fine menu selection has many options from a light finger buffet to a gastronomic banquet or a sumtuous wedding breakfast. If you have any specific ideas or would like your cuisine in keeping with the style of your wedding, come and meet our wedding coordinator who will help you create your own special menu.
When deciding on your venue the experienced staff will be delighted to advise and support you and your family when showing you around the Manor.
Cardiff portrait photographer, always on the look out for groovy backdrops in and around the city this is one of my fav secret locations.
Cardiff portrait photographer
The key to having a good shoot with your photographer is trying different locations and light. then we are able to pick the best shots of the day for the client this one was taken with some off camera flash balanced with the daylight to make the camera pop. Only takes 2-3 minutes to set up and its something we do on our wedding days too. This coupled with a reflector and im fully kitted out for the day. As a photographer its important to stay mobile with my equipment to make the shoot flow.
It Rained at Canada lakes for most of the day but lots going on with the help of some animated guests all having a good time, So lots to photograph Jess arrived in the coolest VW campervan and her old music teacher provided the song to walk down the isle. The service was a blessing and included some thoughtful readings from some very special people in their lives. Then it was party time with loads of animated guests to keep me shooting. It even stopped raining long enough to get a group shot sorted. which meant me on the wet grass and guests along the balcony.
The Sould Miners wedding band. Such a cool band EVERYONE was dancing all night wanted to stay myself for a boogie but after my normal 14 hour day even my M&S airsole shoes were not enough for my aching legs.
Here is what the Soul miners say on their website and its all true, Cant wait to hear them again.
We tailor our set lists to suit a client's individual requirements, should you like us to perform a song for your first dance, we are very happy to do so, provided it is included in our repertoire or is a classic soul song that we would wish to add to it.
Background music can be provided throughout the event by the band. Clients are also welcome to create their own music playlists via an iPod/mp3 player etc, which we would connect to our mixing desk. We would run the equipment, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy yourselves!
The band line-up includes brass.
The band will provide its own professional-standard PA and lighting rig, unless otherwise instructed.
The Soul Miners have performed at many public and private events, in a multitude of prestige venues across the country.
The Soul Miners are available to perform throughout the UK and internationally.
The band is fully indemnified for damage, loss, or injury to a value of £5,000,000. A copy of our insurance policy may be viewed upon request. .
The Soul Miners website