Category Archives: Thoughts and Rambles

How to Print Your Wedding Photographs

Most wedding photographs now come to clients in digital format and, whilst it is of course common to have prints made by your photographer as well, many couples also opt to print the images themselves. With so many pictures and large files and different formats this can be a confusing and time consuming exercise. This blog post aims to make life a bit simpler!

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What Does it Mean if the Photographer Keeps the Copyright on my Wedding Photos?

Copyright over wedding photos is an issue that couple’s are frequently concerned with. Even though it can seem a bit complicated and confusing it really comes down to common sense, trust and understanding between the photographer and clients. In this post I have a go at making the whole issue of copyright simple and clear!

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Natural Wedding Photography – The Guide to Getting Real

Getting natural wedding photos is a priority for many couples and success is a combination of choosing the right photographer and having the right approach when planning the day. This post is all about how to get the planning part right to allow the natural emotion of the day shine through in your wedding photographs.

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Why I Love This Picture

Another picture from a recent wedding that I just love. It’s not super glamorous or dramatic but it just sums up a moment and offers a great commentary on what was happening at the time. These types of images are the ones that, when you look back in 20 years time, will be the most potent and valuable.

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Gentlemen’s Preps

I’m getting asked to photograph the gentlemen’s wedding preparations more and more frequently. This is great for me and allows me to create a set of images with a little more variety. There’s obviously a few logistical considerations to be taken into account on the morning itself but the resulting images are well worth it!

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Small Moments and Quiet

Tiny little moments of quiet, loving glances and fleeting interactions are often what can be most telling at a wedding. They are often hidden in the cracks between the cake cutting and the confetti and all the loud and exciting bits. They are there at every wedding and these are the moments that are most important. have a look at some examples of quiet and small moments from Amy and Will’s intimate Cambridge wedding.

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Why I Love This Picture

So, imagine the scene as , minutes before it’s time to leave for her wedding Vicky (the bride in the picture) realises that the zip on the side of her wedding dress is stuck. And I don’t mean just a bit stuck I mean fabric rippingly, sewing kit and scissors out in a panic stuck!…

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17 Ways to Get Your Wedding Budget Under Control Today

17 instantly actionable techniques that you can use today to start saving money and getting your wedding budget back on track. Each technique has a step by step guide to help you through and make saving money on your wedding as easy as possible.

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Five Abominable, Outdated and Downright Untrue Lies About Weddings

There’s a lot of old baloney written about weddings. Some of it is old wives tales, some of it blatant commercialism and some of it just down right lies! Don’t get me wrong I do love a good wedding but this blog post is about five of the top lies that are around about your wedding that might just ring true!

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Diary of a Polite Wedding Photographer

A bit of a chat about my grumpy old man views on customer service. I hate to moan but poor customer service really gets my goat – in many ways this is a good thing because I always strive, with my customers, to offer the kind of service I would expect from myself. Most of it is common sense and courtesy but I always try to go the extra mile in any way that I can.

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Are Two Photographers Better Than One?

There’s a bit of a trend going on at the moment for wedding photographers to offer coverage by two or more photographers. There are certainly advantages to this but I also think that it can create a number of problems as well. Is it just a passing fad to seem as though you are getting better value for money? Maybe there are better ways of adding value than this?

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The Slacker’s Guide to Wedding Planning

  OMG it’s you’ve still got your wedding to plan! Everyone tells you that you should have got it all in the bag months ago but, well, life gets in the way and trawling wedding websites gets a bit much sometimes. There really are much more exciting things to do like getting on with real…

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