Award Winning Photographers – Its Official

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Award Winning Wedding & Portrait Photographers

David & Jane Stanbury

WOOHOO!!! we have happy smiles as we have had some award success 🙂

At the recent British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) regional awards ceremony Jane was awarded GOLD AWARD (1st Place) for her wedding photography & David received GOLD AWARDS for his Wedding Photography & his Studio Portrait Photography, in fact Jane & David received Gold AND Silver (1st & 2nd Place) in their wedding photography categories.

David’s GOLD AWARD image was taken at Mark & Rebecca’s Wedding at Knowsley Hall.Knowsley Hall has so many amazing locations for photography but this doorway is just stunning & frames the couple perfectly add to that the timeless feel of black & white and its one of our favourite images from last year.

Jane’s GOLD AWARD for Wedding Photography was taken at Andrew & Jessica’s recent Wedding at Knowsley Hall. Jessica was just about to leave her home for the church and as she stood in front of the window at the top of the stairs Jane grabbed this amazing shot…. Moments later she became Mrs Thornley.

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Jane Stanbury GOLD AWARD BIPP NW 2017

This is David’s GOLD AWARD for Studio Portraiture and is from a recent head shot for Make Up Vlogger Nill (@nilltavangar)taken in our Studio

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Studio Portrait Photographer Of The Year NW 2017

A huge THANK YOU to all our amazing clients as without you guys this would not have been possible. These awards and our appreciation are for you. D&Jxx


Wedding Tips #….

Last year this was a way of posting some fun/serious/emotional/crazy images from over the last few years photography and I have received a few emails asking to start it again, so new blog,new website and now in with Wedding Tips#. Now before we go any further this is a fun look, tongue in cheek look at some tips for weddings and please dont take them seriously…… we not all anyway.Enjoy

Wedding Tip #083
Wedding Underskirts make great tents


Wedding Photography Workshop – Chateau Impney

I started presenting Wedding Photography Workshops at the beginning of the year and it was a huge honour to be asked by the one of the worlds leading camera manufacturers Hasselblad to host a Wedding Workshop in conjunction with Broncolour Lighting,Epson Uk & Eizo Monitors at the stunning Chateau Impney in Worcestershire UK. The day was brilliant with delgates from all over the UK learning how I shoot weddings with my Hasselblad & a few wedding photography tips along the way

The stunning Chateau Impney

The stunning Wedding venue Chateau Impney

We woke up to the most glorious day, beautiful sunshine and the day started with a slideshow of how I approach photographing the wedding,what I am looking for on the day & how I achieve the look & images I want. The hands on part of the day started in the Bridal suite with our model Sophiewedding-photography-chateau-impney-002
Wedding photography at Chateau Impney;I love to get different effects in camera, one way of softening an image is to shoot through the Brides veil, it gives a 20’s style look & feel to the image
Soft effect shooting through Veil

Soft effect shooting through the Brides Veil (all in camera)

Then it was outside into the hot sunshine & enter the Broncolour Move lighting and Jane demonstrating how she throws the veil to get the best look, not to high… not to lowwedding-photography-chateau-impney-005
Wedding photography at Chateau Impney;
The Broncolour Move runs from a battery pack that seemed to last forever and was light & portable, so handy for Weddings and on a sunny day like we had it really lifted the images and gave them a bit of punchwedding-photography-chateau-impney-007

The amazing Broncolour Move lighting

The amazing Broncolour Move lighting & Hasselblad Cameras

Wedding photography at Chateau Impney;
wedding-photography-chateau-impney-012I thought I would give the flash a proper test and see just how powerful it was and as you see below it had no problems… remember this was approx 3pm on the sunniest day of the year & the broncolour wasnt at full power, crazy!!!!

The amazing Broncolour Move lighting overpowering the sun

The amazing Broncolour Move lighting overpowering the sun

I also wanted to show the delegates that you CAN hand hold the Hasselblad camera and use as a dslr style camera and so speeding up the picture takingwedding-photography-chateau-impney-014This was more my usual style of shooting using a reflector held by Jane to the side of Sophie and bouncing the light back into her.Wedding photography at Chateau Impney;
Chateau Impneys grounds are vast and a photographers dream so down to the river we went for a different style of image. I wanted something a bit more fairytale,more bohemian so Sophie threw off her shoes & in glorious sunshine walked along the river bank to capture some gorgeous casual images
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Back inside to the stunning staircase & another aspect of the Broncolour system is the daylight balanced LED Video light solving the problem of low light

Using the Broncolour Move LED Video lighting

Using the Broncolour Move LED Video lighting

I love this image & a great photograph to end a fantastic day, back to the room to download our images using the Eizo monitors & then printed out by Epson UK so the delegates could not only see their results but also take them home.Wedding photography at Chateau Impney;A Huge thank you to Hasselblad, Broncolour UK, Epson UK and Eizo Monitors for all their help and the huge contributions they made, to Chateau Impney for their hospitality and importantly a massive Thank You to all the delgates who came to learn how to shoot weddings with Hasselblad cameras, I had such fun and have made so many new friends. A fantastic day & heres to my NEXT Wedding Photography Workshop…. very soon, watch this space.
If anybody is planning their wedding photography at Chateau Impney then please give me a call, would love to shoot a wedding here. Dx