family portrait photographer Wakefield

Family portrait photographer Wakefield: With Sarah and James over from Canada for a couple of weeks with granddaughter Zoe, it seemed the perfect time to capture a family portrait session before the trio headed back across the Atlantic. So today the family were in the studio with both sets of grandparents and brother Patrick for a quick lifestyle shoot on a white curve. Zoe pretty much played ball and when the going got tough, her obsession with all things shiny and technical saved the day. Her excitement at getting her hands on a phone was absolutely palpable! I think we managed to shoot most combos in the hour or so we were in the studio and here are just a few from the session.

To book  me as your Wakefield portrait photographer, just call the studio on 01924 229800.

family portrait photographer Wakefield
family portrait photographer Wakefield
family portrait photographer wakefield
portrait photographer Wakefield
portrait photographer Wakefield
portrait photographer Wakefield
portrait photographer Wakefield

Kirklees Active Leisure booked me as their West Yorkshire event photographer to cover their annual awards and dinner at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield. The evening was to present the annual awards to the staff of Kirklees Active Leisure centres from all across the region so there was a good attendance with around 230 staff at the dinner. My brief was to capture shots of the guests arriving and socialising  and then, following the dinner, the awards presentation. The latter part gave me some real problems as a photographer due to the large white projector screen on the stage behind the award winners and presenters and also the size of the very large dark room. However, I think I managed most shots

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Wakefield event photographer
Wakefield event photographer
West Yorkshire event photographer
West Yorkshire event photographer

Beaumont Legal commissioned me once again as their Wakefield commercial photographer to capture some press and promotional images of the Lord Chancellor and Minister for Justice Chris Grayling, who was in Wakefield to present certificates to some of Beaumont’s graduates. My brief was to capture shots of the minister with the Beaumont partners on arrival and then the presentation of the certificates. This was to be followed by a Q&A session with three journalists during which I was to get some candid shots and then finally, the minister addressed a gathering of local business people along with Andrea Jenkyns, prospective Conservative MP for Morley and Outwood.

I went with a shoot through for the shots to make sure I got as much light into the background as I could and had the luxury of adding a kicker light during the interview with the journalists but thereafter, I was resigned to bounce flash as there were just too many folks in the room for the minister’s speech and setting up a flash stand was bound to have ended in disaster.

Wakefield commercial photographer
Wakefield commercial photographer
Wakefield commercial photographer
Wakefield commercial photographer with Chris Grayling MP
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commercial photographer West Yorkshire
commercial photographer West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire commercial photographer photographing Chris Grayling MP
West Yorkshire commercial photographer photographing Chris Grayling MP
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Wakefield commercial photographer with Chris Grayling MP

Commercial photographer West Yorkshire | Fizzco lighting installation

For the last few years I have been shooting some of the amazing Christmas lighting installations that go up in the shopping malls around the country at this time of year. As a Wakefield commercial photographer, I enjoy the challenges of working and lighting on location and the Christmas lights have always been a good challenge as it involves working with different light sources – tungsten, daylight, fluorescent to name but a few. This year I have been lucky enough to be commissioned by another lighting installation team, Fizzco Projects, and they recently booked me to shoot some images of them installing the lights at Crystal Peaks shopping centre in Sheffield. I arrived on site at 18:30 just as the entire contents of a large articulated lorry full of lighting and decorations had been carried into the shopping mall. After the safety brief, it was all hands on deck for the installation and teams of fitters assembled seasonal decorations and handed them on to yet more guys who went round the mall fitting them into place.

The main centrepiece was a huge affair and had to be hoisted into the atrium and suspended high over the escalators and food hall. To do this, a team of specialist rope access climbers were employed to set up rigging and a pulley system which was then used to haul the decoration into place. I’m sure most of us have no idea how much effort goes into installing the Christmas decorations in a shopping mall, I think it’s a chore putting up the tree in our lounge! Believe me, these guys worked hard and all night long to get the installation fitted and tidied up before the shoppers arrived back the next day. I left round about 01:00hrs and they were still going strong! Here are a few images from the shoot. If your office is lacking sparkle and requires some Christmas pazzaz, have a look at the Fizzco Projects site

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Wakefield commercial photogrpher
Wakefield commercial photogrpher
West Yorkshire commercial photographer
West Yorkshire commercial photographer
West Yorkshire commercial photographer
West Yorkshire commercial photographer
Wakefield commercial photographer
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headshots photographer Wakefield
studio wedding dress photography

Today the studio was awash with lace and satin for a wedding dress photography shoot that has been in the planning for a couple of months now. Today, however, everything came together and we had hair and make-up, stylists, two models and 21 wedding dresses in the studio for the shindig. The brief was to shoot web content for Wedding Dress World, a new website selling affordable dresses online and the aim was to show the detail of the dresses. The main model, Anna, had been chosen for her English rose looks and her height and stature were perfect for all the dresses – she made each one look stunning. A second model, Nicole, was chosen for her olive skin and sultry looks and she was to model just three dresses but the images were more for impact rather than detail. It was a long day for all concerned but by the time darkness fell we just about had it covered. Here is a selection from the shoot and the website will be live soon. Hopefully this shoot is being followed up by a session for some bespoke designer dresses for a separate web venture.  As an aside, Anna is a singer and is currently recording a selection of her own songs so, of course, we discussed the possibility of shooting some promo images soon too :¬) Watch this space.

If you are a fashion designer, dress designer or just want some high quality studio product photography, just call me on 01924 229800 for a chat.

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wedding dress photographyheadshots photographer Wakefield
studio wedding dress shoot
studio wedding dress shoot
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wedding dress photography
wedding dress photography

Rebecca discovered me while looking for a Wakefield headshots photographer as she was in need of some high quality portraits for her Linkedin profile. I shoot quite a few headshots sessions for actors, musicians and business people and I do enjoy them. They are always a challenge as most folks are pretty nervous at the thoughts of being photographed, it has been said that being photographed is as nerve wracking as public speaking for most folks! During a portfolio session, the client usually starts out nervous but as the shoot goes on they get more relaxed and the best shots come late in the session. However, during a headshots session, we don’t have the luxury of as much time for the nerves to settle, so it’s my job as a photographer to., not only get technically perfect, high quality images, but to get the sitter to relax as quickly as possible. This is why I stress to delegates on my workshops, being a photographer is more about being a people person than a tech-head! When I do a headshots session, I usually shoot on a white and a black background to enable me to get different lighting styles and looks. Here are a couple of shots of Rebecca, look out for them on Linkedin :¬)

If you are an actor, musician, performer or business person looking for some high quality headshots, just give me a call on 01924 229800 for a chat. The session lasts around 45mins and is suprisingly affordable.

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