Wedding Photography album and Italian style

December 24, 2012


Put together the very crisp wedding album from Italy at the weekend. Mario Acerboni make this high quality album that takes prints that slip in. The images are shown at their best. The prints are slightly separated from each other as they are recessed slightly in the page. The inner cover is smooth and has a very high quality feel to it. This range come with a convenient and attractive case.






Simple and elegant bouquet for your wedding day

December 21, 2012

For a simple and elegant look, the bride chose these flowers for her wedding day bouquet. They are a type of tulip most likely with some not quite in bud yet and a few have younger green stems. I think this makes for a very tasteful look.



Rob Brydon Photograph

December 16, 2012


Rob Brydon posed for a photograph


Rob Brydon turned on the Christmas Tree lights in my home town, Twickenham tonight, and I managed to get  close enough for this photograph . He was so friendly and posed for everyone that asked. Such a great character.


Wedding flowers

December 10, 2012


Roses are very popular but the soft shades make this an even bigger favourite

The flowers the bride chose for her wedding here were one of the best I ever seen, and really helped in the photography. Having decided on the colour scheme that your wedding is going to have then the flowers is the 2nd decision to be made after your dress and bridesmaids dresses have been chosen

The wedding flowers must compliment the dress so don’t have over-powering colours or an un-gainly size. You’ll be carrying the little treasure a long time so don’t make it too heavy or unmanageable. Think of the auxiliary flowers; the bridesmaids, button holes and venue flowers. Will you be able to match the colours of  them with your own colours?

Having a mix of colours can help to combine them with the dress. In this case, white, is obviuosly the easiest colour. Two colours is usually the most to use that looks good, plus white or green. The diamonds in the centre add that something special. I’ve seen other additional items in a bouquet such as twigs (willow?) but I’m not sure if that works in the arms of a bride.

For inspiration, I have found very helpful. My nearest is in Twickenham.






Wedding photography albums- and the choices available now

December 9, 2012

With many couples ordering their wedding album’s after their frantic summer events, the choice of how to display their pictures comes up.

modern wedding album



The tradional Wedding photography albums have been joined by digital books which allow pictures to be displayed on the front, across pages and collages made. This can be done with the help of your photographer once you have chosen your favourite images. This produces a striking, modern look and particularly individual.

Each week , I will look at different types of albums

Winter Photography tricks and tips

December 2, 2012

The light is fantastic today so I got up early and took the camera with me. It is chilly but the rewards of winter photography are well worth the effort. The light is very neutral and extremely low so avoid the camera being in direct line with the sun more than ever. I took these photographs mostly in the shade to prevent that happening. To show the intricate detail of the leaves I kept the aperture wide open and got as close and low as possible. I was trying out my new Cannon EOS 5D Mark II.  (more…)

Italian wedding album

November 16, 2012

A week of Nursery School pictures! Mostly little darlings but I need some adult conversation now! I’m expecting a delivery of a beautiful looking Italian wedding album today from the Mario Acerboni collection. Its taken 3 weeks to be delivered due to its Italian origins but they are always worth the wait. (more…)

The perfect wedding venue

November 6, 2012

The timeless red rose with a touch of sparkle

Wedding Photography

 I’ll let you know  about many of the places I’ve had the pleasure of photographing but one of my favourites is Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham. I’m often asked that out of all the different weddings I’ve been to, what are my favourites? The Gallery is like a secret garden as it is neither Marble Hill Park or one of the public gardens on the river. Its nestled behind Orleans School in Richmond Road and accessed by taking the road that goes alongside the main park.

There are wild areas but then a landscaped lawn rises up to a path that surrounds the Octagon. It is a beautiful intimate room with glass covering most of the double height ceiling. With so much light, photography is a real joy as none or very little flash is necessary. The reception can be held on the terrace or path outside and guests can explore the quiet park.

I’ll post pictures soon, but in the meantime, here is one of there own.



New web site up and running

November 2, 2012

I’m really pleased to get my new photography web site online this week. Its got many more photographs and much more information. It’s wanted I’ve wanted for  a long time now. . The children’s gallery is new and the portrait gallery is much larger than before. I like the sleekness and I think that people will find it easy to look around. I’m looking forward to keeping it regularly updated and using Twitter and Facebook.

I’ll keep people informed of what I’m doing such as the latest weddings I have the pleasure of photographing or any good photography venues I’ve discovered.