Haigh Hall was the stunning finale of this three day Hindu wedding of Bina & Ben. This epic wedding was full of colour,emotion,tradition,friends,laughter in fact so much happened we will be posting in two parts……..
Well its that time of year when we all start to look back over the past 12 months & look forward to what the new year will bring and Ok perhaps we have not quite finished 2012 as we still have 2 wedding to go but what a year 2012 has been both personally & with the business. I have to say the WHOLE year has been fantastic & YOU our customers are what have made it all possible (sounds cheesy but its true) and below are a very small collection of images that made 2012 a year to remember……
I have to start with the Awards that we won this year. The year started with the North West Pro Photography awards where I received The MPA Overall Master Photographer of the Year, Portrait Photographer of the Year and we also won Wedding Album of the Year & numerous Gold Awards for our images. Then it was off to ‘the big one’ the National Professional Photography Awards Held in Newcastle and we returned with 3 National Awards, the Regional & Overall winner Mario Accerboni 3 from 1 Wedding Photographer of the Year, Winner UK Portrait of an adult & for us the big one, the UK Wedding Album of the Year. This was also the year that behind the scenes I decided to aim for an Associate Level within the Master Photographers Association & the British Institute of Professional Photography and after 6 months hard work I gained the prestigious letters AMPA,ABIPP after my name. A very proud moment as this is judged on not only the high quality of your photography but also the presentation, the thought process behind the images and your business & you as a photographer.
In March I was honored to be asked by the worlds largest wedding album supplier to present a talk on our photography & business at Focus On Imaging 2012 the UK’s largest trade show at the NEC in Birmingham, later in the year the Master Photographers Association invited me to show a live studio shoot to promote studio photography & workflow. The friends & fellow photographers that both Jane & I met at these events and the laughter will stay with us forever, a huge thank you to all who came along to both.
The Highpoint of the year has to be our Bride & Grooms and the fantastic weddings we have shot all over the UK, the portrait clients with their kids & families infact ALL of our customers we have had the pleasure to meet this year as without you none of the above would be possible (well we wouldn’t have any images for a start) Both Jane & I have had some great moments on our travels & more to come. 2013 & 2014 is starting to book up with some fantastic weddings, we have been asked to present seminars about our style of photography all over the UK and invited as a tutor on the prestigious Photo Training Overseas course to be held in Lanzarotte at the end of January so it looks as though this fantastic photography journey we are on continues
So all that remains is for Both Jane & myself to wish ALL our customers old and new a very happy Christmas and here’s to a great 2013….. Cheers!!!! D&J xxxxx
Following on from Part 2 as guest chatted and tasted the scrumptious Indian canapés (yes they where delish) Farrah left to change into Dress Number 3, I have to say I knew the dress would be special but nothing prepared me for the beauty & detail in Farrahs dress, all I could say was WOW… a few times. This was our first Indian wedding, the colours,the atmosphere, the food, the emotion I really hope to shoot another very soon, to say I love the images from Farrah & Zia’s is an understatement.
Thanks to Zia,Farrah and both families for their hospitality and allowing us to be part of a fantastic event. D&J x
After Farrah & Zia’s Mehdni we couldn’t wait for the main event & a perfect weather forcast greeted us as we drove to Thornton Manor.I have to be honest, I do have a soft spot for Thornton Manor, its my fave venue a real photographers dream. Farrah was completely chilled (or that’s what it looked like) as she transformed into a stunning bride. Zia also looking daper, made for some of my fave shots of the day as he saw Farrah for the first time. From then on I don’t know who was having the most fun, the couple or me. Cant wait to show you part 3 in a few days.
As I post this I am sooo excited, tomorrow (friday) Jane & I are shooting our first Mehndi in Chester & then on sunday the full on Indian Wedding at the stunning Thornton Manor as Zia & Farrah start a new journey in their life. A few weeks ago Zia & Farrah braved the Southport wind for a few shots of them on the beach and over coffee and cake we discussed all the splendour that their wedding would have.