Friday, 22 October 2010

"A Rosy Marriage" Wedding Fayre at the Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Tamworth

On Sunday we were unexpectedly invited by 'A Rosy Marriage' to take part in their Wedding Fayre at the Ramada Jarvis Hotel in Tamworth.

It was a beautiful morning, and we set out bright and early to Appleby Magna near Measham where the hotel is situated just off the junction of the A42-M42-A444. Quite a long way from Tamworth, actually, even though it's only about 10 minutes down the motorway!

Anyway, it was a very pretty but quiet affair - probably because after all the bad weather prospective brides were making the most of the lovely day - but we fielded a half dozen enquiries for 2011 and 2012, and had a great time networking with one of the other photographers - Darren from DCS Photography - who had travelled from Walsall to be there. There was even a magician on the next table to keep the kids amused!


Annoyingly, at least two of the potential bookings were for dates we've already got bookings for. We can't believe how quickly our remaining 2011 dates are filling up now, and 2012 is already looking to be busy!

Our unique custom Graphistudio Bridal Books - each one is specifically designed around the photographs from YOUR wedding - proved especially popular, over more traditional layouts and albums.

Thanks very much to "A Rosy Marriage" for inviting us, and we're now looking forward to our next one with them at "The Mill At Worston" on Halloween.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Event Photography, Burton Albion FC, An Evening with Bobby Davro

Everyone had a terrific time with Bobby Davro on Saturday night. He was in great form, and even though Kenny Lynch did not attend due to illness the evening was a tremendous success and raised a considerable amount of money for the Queen's Hospital Scanner Appeal.

There was some amusement at the start of the evening when the MC declared that the Burton Albion staff had earlier had a whip-round and had already raised enough money to buy Jim Morrison (the non-executive Director of the Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) a scanner - and presented him with an HP Deskjet!

We photographed guest arrivals and the general festivities, and provided prints on-the-spot for the end of the evening. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and there was a great atmosphere amongst a great bunch of people. Pictures can be viewed (and purchased) from our website. Please remember that we are making a donation of 10% of the sale price of any pictures taken on the night to the Scanner Appeal.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Wedding Photography at the National Trust Sudbury Hall

Julie and David are a wonderful couple, and the weather was just right. Sometimes it is a real pleasure to be a Wedding Photographer, and this was one of those weddings that make it so....

Sudbury Hall looked stunning under a mackerel sky. There was a slight problem in that the top of the building from the front was submerged by scaffolding, but a bit of time in Photoshop soon put that right! This is a page from Julie and Steven's album, a copy of which is on display at Sudbury as part of their wedding promotion collection.

This is Inspector Morse's Jaguar, as connoisseurs of the detective series will no doubt recognise!



Saturday, 17 July 2010

Wedding Photography at Tutbury Castle

Gary and Jo married at Tutbury Church on this brilliant hot day in July. The sky was cloudless, the couple lovely, the bridesmaids amazing. Everyone had a great time.




Sunday, 11 July 2010

Wedding Photography at Abbots Bromley and the Meynell Ingram Arms

Jo and Rob are a delightful couple, with a lovely little boy. They chose to tie the knot at St Nicholas Church in Abbots Bromley. The weather was pleasant but showery, and we spent some time dodging the rain to get the photos we wanted.

We've known Jo for many years, and her parents actually provided the same Horse and Carriage at our wedding as they did here, for Jo's!

Interestingly, the Staffordshire Way runs right through the churchyard, lending itself to some attractive picture opportunities.


This was the horse's last outing pulling a carriage before being put out to pasture - leading to tearful farewell at the half-way point as Jo switched to a Rolls-Royce for the rest of the journey.