Steampunk wedding photographer: Laura & Adam

Steampunk wedding photographer: I was down in Nottingham today to photograph the wedding of Laura and Adam and it was certainly a wedding with a difference! Laura and Adam are both part of the steampunk and gothic circuit and their wedding was most definitely going to be in that style with a theme of black & red. Around 120 of their friends and family turned out for the wedding dressed in some marvelous outfits, mostly crafted by themselves and all in the Victorian time-travelling style that is steampunk. We began the day at Laura’s house where Laura and all the bridesmaids were getting ready and it was a real hive of activity. Despite the tragedy of Laura’s mum Colleen passing away just a few days before the wedding, everyone held up well and decided that the day should be both a wedding celebration and a celebration of Colleen’s life.  We finished at Laura’s house with a fabulous shoot in the large rear garden with Laura and the girls before heading off to Church of St Peter & St Paul at Warsop to meet up with Adam.

Outside the church, the gathering of the steampunks was an excellent sight as we photographed Adam and the men with Adam looking very Jack Sparrow crossed with Noel Fielding :¬) The weather held for the formals and the bridal party shots which we did entirely at the church as there was limited opportunities at the venue. It was pretty hot by the time we finished the shoot and I can only imagine how uncomfortable the folks must have been in heavy velvet and hats so a cold pint was a welcome relief. Here are a few shots from the day to give a flavour of a spectacular wedding.

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College Prospectus photography: NEW College Pontefract (Part 2)

I was back again at NEW College today for more college prospectus photography for the 2015/6 edition. Once again we used the photographic department’s studio for some high key work before heading off around the classrooms to mop up the last of the subjects required for this year’s edition. While touring the school we bumped into the principle so I took the opportunity of accosting her and getting a new portrait as it has been a couple of years since I last photographed Pauline. I used a bright corridor and lifted the shadows with a bit of fill from a Profoto B1 into a shoot through brolly to get some good, relaxed but professional images.

To book me for your brochure work, just give me a call on 01924 229800.

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Headingley Stadium was the venue for tonight’s shoot as school prom photographer for Royds School, Leeds. This is around the 5th year I have done the school prom photography for Royds and every year they are a great bunch of students to work with. I used the large black backdrop for the shoot which I think really sets of the prom outfits of both the boys and girls and has a nice studio feel to the images. Here is a selection of the images and the online gallery can be found here

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NEW college, Pontefract again used me as their college prospectus photographer for the 2015/16 prospectus shoot. I’ve done the photography for the college for around 5 years now and each year we aim to shoot something a little  different. This year we used the photography department’s studio to shoot some case studies on a white background so that the designers could crop out students and use them behind and in between text for a different look to the prospectus. We also shot a good selection of images of students and teachers in and around the school classrooms to capture a feel for the range of subjects on offer.

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Model portfolio photographer Wakefield: I teamed up with MUA Sarah for a model portfolio shoot for agency represented model Sophie Williams. The brief was to shoot a variety of images from headshots, through fashion and also some lingerie to give a flavour of Sophie’s scope as a model. We began with some classic beauty headshots on a white background which I set to mid-grey by not lighting it. Following this we shot some fashion images, again on a white background but again I colour-shifted it both in lighting and post. We then did some fashion but in a setting rather than on a sweep and also out in the garden where I used a Profoto B1 to create a sunny feel to the images. Moving indoors we did some more fashion and Hollywood style beauty images before finishing of with a lingerie shoot.

I love the range of images we got from the shoot and it great to have a make-up artist on board who kept the make-up looking fresh and different for each of the sets. I know Sophie is pleased with the images and has a lot of them on here profile over at Catwalk Models. If you would like an amazing portfolio shoot with myself and Sarah, then just give me a call on 01924 229800 to discuss.

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Well, Adam and Laura’s wedding will be my first as a gothic wedding photographer but I am looking forward to it very much. The theme is black and red and there will be around 120 steampunk and goths dressed in full regalia. However, I am hoping for better weather than tonight’s pre-wedding shoot which turned out to be torrential rain! The skies were clear and bright as I left Wakefield to meet up with Adam and Laura in a spectacular churchyard on a hill down in Nottingham near to where they live, but as I headed down the M1 the skies darkened and look threatening. Still, I optimistically hoped for dark thunder skies and evening light but that was not to be. We’d just got into the churchyard when the heavens opened and it absolutely hammered it down. We bravely tried to shoot a few images but really, it was torrential and we were soaked; my T-shirt was literally stuck to me as if I’d just stepped out of a shower. The camera gear was fine as it pro equipment and weather sealed but the Profoto B1s were not so and despite having them in a carrier bags as a makeshift weatherproof coating, the rain was getting to them. These are 500w second flash units and I decided I didn’t want my lighting assistant to get frazzled by a supercharge from the flash capacitor so we ended the shoot after about 15mins! Shortest pre-wedding shoot I’ve ever done but it couldn’t be helped. Here are a few images, but really the churchyard was superb and we should have got some amazing images.

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