Looking Back… 2013 Review

Stanbury Photography 2013 Review

Well as we come to the close of 2013 its at this time Jane & I look back at the year…. and what a year 2013 has been, so many new experiences, new venues & new friends. Its only as we were putting this review together that we realised just how GOOD 2013 had been (we thought it would have been quiet but not so)and this review is only a small selection of behind the scenes & weddings if we included our portrait & fashion shoots this post would be huge, so grab yourself a cup of tea, get comfy as here is a small insight into our year……
2013 was the year that our workshops to help improve other photographers took off and we started really on a high with Photo Training Overseas in Lanzarote with photographers joining us from the UK & Ireland

We also managed an amazing early morning shoot in the Lanzarote hills with a Royal Ballet trained Dancer Paris for her portfolio Over 2013 we were asked to provide more seminars & training with our good friends and worlds largest wedding album company Graphistudio of Italy, who asked us to do a series of seminars on their display stand at Europe’s largest photography trade show And workshops for the top Pro Camera company Hasselblad Cameras at Chateaux Impeny in the midlands & the first ever Shoot London (ShootLDN) aimed at the fashion & top end photography world Over The last twelve months we have also presented photography workshops & seminars in The South West, various locations in London & a great workshop in Northern Ireland we also met some amazing photographers and made many new friends around the UK & Ireland. 2013 was also a good year for awards, most notably Regional winner of the Wedding Album of the Year & bronze award for UK wedding Album of the Year, along with Gold awards for our portraiture, weddings & service in general. Also I was nominated in the prestigious Hasselblad Masters as the only UK photographer in the wedding section, this is a world wide competition and Masters status has been awarded to some of the most famous photographers in the world But all what we have achieved in 2013 and what we hope to achieve in 2014 would not be possible without YOU, our fabulous clients. We have had one of the best years ever, we have laughed with you, cried with you and witnessed your lives change forever and we are so proud that you chose us to capture the memories that you will hold forever…. we really do have the best job in the world. Here is a very small insight into our 2013 wedding journey, we could have posted 10 times as many images but the post would be huge so after much thought here is a few of our fave images of 2013…….

So that was a small look at 2013 a huge thank you to you our Bride & Grooms, our family portraits, our fashion and commercial clients, our actors, our babies…. our friends. We are a family run business and the business is our family and thats how we want to stay, our joy is seeing the joy & emotion in peoples faces as they see their images, their memories. This has been our 18th Year in business and we have seen many changes but one thing has always stayed the same… our passion for photography, it really is our life. So heres to 2014 we have so many exciting things to share with you as our journey continues with new couples who’s lives will change, new stories to tell, new smiles and new adventures. All that is left is to say have a Happy Christmas & A Prosperous New Year. All our love David,Jane,Kayla,Shanna & Cavan AKA ‘The Stanburys’ xxxxx


David & Jennifer’s wedding at Thornton Manor

David & Jennifer’s wedding found Jane & I back at one of our fave venues, the stunning Thornton Manor. Jennifer was a joy to photograph so calm & relaxed, but not without the odd tear as she walked up the stunning aisle to meet David.
The weather was glorious & a gorgeous evening sunset turned into a great party in the grand hall. A fantastic day at a fantastic venue. Thanks go to David & Jennifer for loving the photography at their wedding as much as we did….. and I saw a ghost, but that’s another story!
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Jules & Tracy’s Wedding at Thornton Manor

It was over a year ago when a couple came into the studio to tell us about their dream wedding at the stunning Thornton Manor on the Wirral, and since then Jane & I have met up with Jules & Tracy on many occasions, quite worryingly mainly in pubs over lunch. Since that first meeting we became friends & that was how it felt when we left the studio on a sunny Thursday morning to go and shoot our friends wedding.
We were greeted by a very excited Tracy & bridesmaids busy in hair & make up, I think that’s what the TV world call it, and with Jane staying with Tracy I met up with Jules & the lads…. again in the pub.
This was one of those weddings that just fly’s by, a really fantastic set of family & friends determined to enjoy every minute of the day & I have to say that the vows that Jules & Tracy wrote for each other where hilarious & the laughing really never stopped.
A first for us with Tracy joining the band on stage in the evening & as we reluctantly left the party with music & celebrations still ringing in our ears we just kept laughing to each other about what had happened during this great day.
To Jules & Tracy, thanks for the fun & Hospitality & for the last twelve months in general. See you soon. Dx

Stephen & Emma,s wedding at Adlington Hall,Cheshire

Well we are in the middle of our busiest wedding season ever & shooting some fantastic couple is some great venues, & meeting up with old friends aswell, but as the workload increases the blog always seams to fall victim so apologies, must blog faster!!
One of my very fave new venues is the beautiful Adlington Hall in sunny Cheshire, and the wedding of London based Stephen & Emma. Jane & I first met Stephen & Emma when we did the pre wedding shoot at the hall & I’m sure they will agree they were a little nervous about having their photographs’ taken but during the shoot we started to see the real couple. So as the day arrived two very excited photographers we were as we knew this wedding would be special, what we didn’t expect was just how funny Stephen & Emma & their friends are.
A beautiful sunny day, a stunning venue with great, helpful staff & a gorgeous couple made for some really memorable images, all topped of with some of the funniest speeches I have ever heard…. At one point even I had to stop shooting due to laughing