WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER MANCHESTER – HAIRBOWS WONDERWORLD SHOOT

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER MANCHESTER – HAIRBOWS WONDERWORLD SHOOT

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I love my job. I really do. Even when it’s hard work, the pressure’s on and the sometimes seemingly endless 16 hour days working on the weddings and people shoots I undertake throughout the year make me a little grumpy (yeah, yeah…get the violins I hear you say…) But it’s shoots like this that make the days go a little easier. Spring sunshine, location shoot, no time constraints and a lovely ‘crew’ to work with make for a very pleasant day’s work. Work….sometimes it doesn’t feel like it on days like this… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lynn from Hairbows Wonderworld booked me with my ‘Wedding Photographer Manchester’ hat on to shoot some of her new 2014 product range. Armed with a couple of models, a suitcase hamper of product…(plus the same again with sandwiches, cake and coffee!), all under the careful direction of talented make up artist Jodie A Smith we set up camp inย  a beautiful park in North Manchester. Being a Thursday, it was quiet and we had the place to ourselves. The day started with quite dense fog, which would have looked quite atmospheric, but we waited until noon, for it to burn off and have some sunshine. And we did…too much! I know, I know…us photographers are never happy, eh? For the first half of the shoot, we set up in a conservatory, a classic Victorian glasshouse. Armed with a single flash, fired via radio trigger through a large silver umbrella, I wrestled with the big yellow ball in the sky to get something of any quality. But we did. And I know Lynn loves a touch of vintage…so she got some in these final images…not too much though, didn’t want to spoil her!

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You’ll have to forgive the lack of information on each of the featured items…I’m a man, what would I know? You’d need to speak to Lynn via her WEBSITE, or via her ETSY shop to discuss options for your wedding day. But I do know she makes the most exquisite bouquets, hand made hairwear and other accessories – “Pretties” as she nicknames them. Have a look at her work, you’ll love it!

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From the glasshouse, it was outside to battle the afternoon sun, not fazed, models Monika and Malwina braved the cold (yes, it’s still only March!) and performed beautifully for camera, with little direction from me. Good…it was my ‘day off’ and I didn’t want to be pointing and gesticulating like a bad mime act! Thanks ladies… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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To see more of Lynn’s magic, click these links:

Website – http://www.hbwedding.co.uk

Etsy Shop – http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/hairbowswonderworld

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CHESTER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER – NICOLA & MATT

CHESTER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER – NICOLA & MATT

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ย Nicola & Matt are getting married next month and have asked me to be their Chester Wedding Photographer. Their wedding promises to be a brilliant, fun-filled day, if any of these E-Shoot images are to go by! It will be a welcome return visit to Oakfield Manor at Chester Zoo too for this winter wedding. So, last weekend, we met in Chester for our 45 min session, taking in a few sights (and a quick coffee) before we shot this folio of pre-wedding images. I love Chester and it’s atmosphere; very much like York (well, it would be – obviously, being a Roman town I hear you say!), but the charm, the architecture and the general ‘vibe’ of the place is just fantastic. Even on a wet, cold January morning… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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We met up bright and (not so) early, but headed straight for a coffee and a chat about the wedding day schedule, the logistics of what was to happen where and when on the timeline etc, and generally plan the whole day between myself and the wedding co-ordinator. Then we headed off, to shoot ‘live’ time as I always try to….meaning that the session takes approximately the same length of time as it would on the actual wedding day. Ours was extended slightly, since we went ‘walkabout’, dodging the rain showers and numerous tourists on guided walks…

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