Archive for General Weddings
Ironically, for someone very open about things there are a few things that make me uncomfortable. I’m not referring to my mankini but in fact praise from my clients. OK, I do love it, I’ve just never been big on telling the world about it. So every now and then I get a four pack of wine coolers and a funnel and get up the ‘courage’ to share some comments.
Let’s start with Liz and Lee at Clandon Park:
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for our wedding pictures. They are absolutely amazing & we are overwhelmed!! You have captured every emotion of the day. We love the DVD & have watched it about 10 times already, with me shedding a tear every time!! Thank you for all your hard work in ensuring our pictures are so fantastic. We are so pleased with the end result!!
Aww…bless. Really guys, making you and your wedding look good was like taking candy from a baby (come to think of it, bad analogy…when Holly gets something she wants she won’t let go)
Now…let’s move on to Belen and Damon at Rhinefield House:
Just to say a big big thank you, we had a look through the photos last night and this morning, they are fabulous and your music choices were also fantastic!!!
Again, thank you to both you and Darren, they were beyond our expectations, just wonderful!!
Gee…how nice, and its a Facebook message from Honeymoon. Take a helicopter, a hot bride, a model groom and a fab venue, toss in some fun family and friends and … let’s be honest. It was a doddle!
A quick Facebook message from Natalie and Marcus on Honeymoon:
Hi Rob!!! We will call you when we’re back from honeymoon but just wanted to tell you we think you are THE best photographer we’ve ever had the good fortune to find!! Hope you’ve seen all the messages from friends
C’mon…you’re being too kind. Temple Church, the urban life of London and a room lit like an oscars ceremony. I should be thanking you!
Time for a river dance from Lisa and Michael at The Wharf Teddington:
Thank you very much for the discs, we are over the moon with the photographs, thanks so much, it was a lovely surprise to get them so soon after our honeymoon.
Thanks again, we are very very happy and will be recommending you to any friends of ours looking for a photographer.
Looks like we didn’t need a bigger boat. Thanks guys. Really, it was a breeze!
Then there’s Peta and Philip at Manor Barn, Buriton:
Thank you so much for the amazing job you did at our wedding. The photos look more than incredible and we are receiving very good feedback from everyone that sees them. Dan, my usher, thought they looked like something out of Hello magazine (!).
Surely not the same Hello with direct flash and awful shadows. I’ll just chalk that one up to being new at this (Dan, not me).
I don’t want to go over board on this…but then there’s some nice comments from guests I get as well:
AMAZING photos! Just wanted to say that when I get my man to make an honest woman out of me, you are booked!!
I cannot wait to see more … the photos you have posted thus far are just stunning… amazingly beautiful!
It was a pleasure to meet you on Saturday, and to have someone of your energy (I’m an acupuncturist, forgive the speak!) around made the atmosphere even more enjoyable!
They are awesome! Once I find a groom you are booked for my pics!
What amazing pictures – would love to see the complete collection.
Woooooowowowowowowwo!!!! Best wedding photos ever!!!! Bride and groom look stunning and soooo happy!!! Had to find internet access in our hotel in Portugal – took ages but more than worth it!!!!
Well..the buzz is wearing off and I’m since I’ve only got Black Tower left I’ll leave it at that. I reckon, you got the point.
This will probably really grate some of my photographer colleagues, but I’m going to plug a wee video workshop run by my good friends Sylvia and Niels from Ever After Video Productions. Why? Well, we all know that videographers are CRAZY. They’re impossible to work with and leave tripods laying around all over the place. WELL….not all of them. In fact, everyone you find on my list of great wedding suppliers are all top notch. So wouldn’t it be great if there were mo better videos (sorry Spike). So I decided if you can’t beat’em, join’em. So next February, in the foothills of the Black Mountains I’ll be the resident photographer and general bad guy (oh yes, videographers think the same things about us as we do about them) and join in the ‘education’. No, not as a videographer, but as a photographer and how videographers can work well with photographers…in all honesty, I’m pretty easy to work with. So, if by participating I open the door to a few new videographers who have more respect of the still framed friends I reckon I will have acheived my goal.
For more information visit the Ever After Video Training page
Some of you may remember Chrissy and Arnon from Buxted Park. A wonderful Thursday wedding at the beginning of September. Well, just wanted to let you know that its been featured on a wicked website called BridalSoup. There’s a rather amusing story in the text … both about how they met and why they chose me. Sometimes the paths are not always as obvious as they seem
With so many weddings in such a short space of time its become clear that if I want anyone to see them I have to set up a little table of contents. So this mini directory will sit here for a few weeks. Do check the images below to see if anything is new…this will sit about everything else for a few weeks.
I totally forgot to mention that I was featured on a unique website last week called Don’t Box Us In. It was great being the company of so many amazing photographers. Do pop on over, have a read of my interview and revel in my profile image taken by my very good friend Simon Kemp.
Ahhh…the dawning of the age of Aquarius is upon us. Last night, my fellow compadres voted in the 44th President of the United States of America (please, upon re-reading that last statement, do stand up and place your hand over your heart and on completion say “God Bless America”). Who would have thought 4 years ago that the US would see its first African-American president. What would MLK (that’s Martin Luther King to rest of you) think? As for me…I thought W was a shoe in…oh…did he run? Anywho…I hope that the world and, in fact, the emphatic Obama supporters know that the change, whilst easy to say, ain’t a bed of roses.
For the past week I’ve been asked a bazillion (yes, that’s really a number) times if a) I voted and b) if I did, who did I vote for. Well, to answer your questions…(its almost as if I read your mind).
a) I did NOT vote…I don’t live there, it ain’t my call, I don’t have to reap the benefits or the consequences
b) Had I voted I would have voted BO…not, not body odour but Barrack Obama. Hey…the US needs change. Not to be unpatriotic but lets look at it this way. George Bush Sr…fighter pilot, crap president. George Bush Jr…fighter pilot (National Guard), crap president. Bill Clinton…draft dodger (or so the claim goes), great president, great statesman, partial to a bit of nookie (hey, who ain’t). John McCain…fighter pilot…well, we’ll never know, huh.
NOW…WATCH THE DARN VIDEO! Click below to watch’n'roll. (once the new window opens, wait a minute, then find the play button at the bottom of the screen)
(please understand now, my tongue is firmly placed in my cheek…the music, or at least the chorus really should have really made you laugh…if it didn’t, you a) don’t understand my ‘hate’ of shoes or b) understand that my ‘hate’ is a bit of inside joke)