2015 – Looking Back On A Year Of Memories

So how do you define a year, after all a year is a long time…. 365 days or 8760 hours or 525600 minutes… how do YOU define YOUR year? We define our year by images & memories and below is a small selection of our best memories from 2015 & what a year it was. 2015 had so many highlights for us, we witnessed special peoples lives change forever at amazing weddings in stunning locations. Our photography took us to all parts of the UK, to beautiful Florence and New York no less, we witnessed so much love and happiness and received such wonderful hospitality from all our amazing couples, we where truly humbled. We continued to have great support from fellow photographers for our training services, holding workshops & seminars in London, Amsterdam and the truly amazing Las Vegas. So Happy New Year and here’s to a fantastic 2016, a year that will provide more amazing memories for us in our 21st year in business. We are honoured to be shooting weddings in all parts of the UK and Europe and witnessing that fun & laughter that first made us want to be wedding photographers… So here’s to a fantastic 2016 and the BEST job in the world. VIVA!!!!
I do hope you enjoyed these images as much as we did capturing them and to our gorgeous couples I hope they brought back some amazing memories. Thanks 2015 you where brilliant!!!! D&J xx

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London Wedding Photography – preview

on the banks of the River Thames overlooking London, Margaux & Graham’s wedding at One Whitehall Place was just perfect, surrounded by their closest family & friends….. and the most wonderful of venues, we loved every minute of this wedding. Their story coming to the blog soon. D&J xx

Gosfield Hall Wedding Photography – Michael & Rebecca

Gosfield Hall Wedding Photography – Michael & Rebecca’s Wedding 

This was our first visit to to this stunning Essex Wedding Venue for Michael & Rebecca’s wedding at Gosfield Hall and we are so glad that they booked us as their Gosfield Hall Wedding Photographers. This was an amazing day with Micheal & Rebecca surrounded by their beautiful children, family & friends it was a really wonderful wedding to be part of. The day started with torrential rain but as we arrived at the hall out came the sun and I grabbed a few shots of Michael Jane photographed Rebecca in what can only be described as the most amazing Bridal suite ever!!! it was stunning. Rebecca threw tradition to the side & walked up the aisle with their 2 children for a very emotional ceremony followed by drinks & canopies in the courtyard filled with laughter. Gosfield Hall is perfect for our style wedding photography, beautiful Gardens and low light interiors all topped of by the Great Hall for the meal & speeches. Just when you thought this wedding couldn’t get any better the evening celebrations erupted by a surprise appearance from Beverley Knight who I have to say has the most amazing voice, boy can she sing!!! All in all a truly memorable day with wonderful people in a wonderful setting, lets say we were very happy photographers on the way home. Here is a small selection of our favourite images we hope you love them D&J xx Thanks to Michael,Rebecca & their family & friends for their hospitality & to Jan at Gosfield Hall for all her help. If your planning a wedding at Gosfield Hall and are looking for an experienced Gosfield Hall Wedding Photographer then please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we would love to vista this venue again. D&J xx

Upwaltham Barns Wedding Photography

Upwaltham Barns Wedding Photography Charlotte & Owen 

Our last wedding of 2013 found us in the beautiful West Sussex Wedding Venue Upwaltham Barns and what an end to 2013. We knew Charlotte & Owens wedding would be fantastic and it didn’t disappoint with everybody enjoying themselves and lots of laughter and a few tears during the day. Upwaltham Barns is in a gorgeous part of the world and is run by super friendly people, they really made us feel welcome.The day started with Charlotte, her mum & bridesmaids in the bridal suite and Owen, his best men & ushers arriving later. Charlotte looked amazing and smiled all day, and Owen looked the part as well. The ceremony in front of over a hundred guests was accompanied with tears and laughter, tears at the ceremony & laughter as the best men having an “issue with the wedding rings” and lets leave it there ;). The Bride & Groom left to the largest confettis shower EVER!!! and with drinks in the courtyard the day continued. Great speeches followed a wonderful meal & to top things of a well rehearsed first dance involving their friends was the start of an evening of dancing and laughter, like I said a fantastic wedding to end a fantastic year. Heres Charlotte & Owens wedding …. enjoy A huge thanks to Charlotte & Owen, their family and friends for making us feel soooo welcome, we loved every minute of your wedding. D&J xxx If your thinking of getting married at Upwaltham Barns and need an experienced Upwaltham Barns Wedding Photographer then please get in touch, we would love to work at this venue again

Upwaltham Barns Wedding Photography – coming soon

Upwaltham Barns wedding photography 

Coming soon Owen & Charlotte’s fantastic wedding at the West Sussex wedding venue Upwaltham Barn,. It had everything… fun,tears & a brilliant first dance, can’t wait to show you.

LOOKING BACK…… 2012

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