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London Olympians 1000LB Combine Muscleworks Gym 9 December 2017 Olympians combine December 2017 took place at the Muscleworks Gym in Bethnal Green. This is the last such event before the gym moves to new premises. The event requires the competitors to complete three weightlifting disciplines:- Bench press – lifting a weighted bar lying on your…

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    Shanna and Simon’s Regency Hotel Wedding

    Back to the Regency The end of October saw us return to the Regency Hotel in Shirley for Shanna and Simon’s wedding. Kev  as usual, worked with the bride, Shanna, and her bridal party Keisha, Claire, Esmai and Ellie upstairs whilst Andy worked downstairs with the groom, Simon and his best man Scott. Time as…

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      Leanne and James’s Regency Wedding

      Catching up with our efforts. On the 14 October we paid our first visit to the Regency Hotel, Solihull for the wedding of Leanne and James. Lauren and Claudio looked after the running of the day from the Hotel side and were an absolute pleasure to work with. Kev had the bridal suite to use…

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        Changes to USB on the way

        We have mentioned to many people in conversation about the future of image storage. What comes next? USB has been a fairly stable medium for a while now although even the best memory chips can fail which is why we go on at you about backing up your images to cloud storage or hard drives….

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          Dogs for Guide Dogs PAWtraits

          PAWtraits time. For the run up to Christmas we are running a promotion with Guide Dogs for the Blind. Instead of charging a session fee we are asking for a £20 donation to the charity. This gets you an hour with us at home or on location, subject to the weather, to have some PAWtraits…

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            Protect your Photographs

            Protect your photographs. I know that we have been here before with this discussion but it is time for a reminder I think. I Heard a story the other day about someone whose mobile phone fell into the toilet and several years worth of images were lost. Many of you now keep your entire record…

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              Dog Photography Session

              It’s been a while since I put fingers to keyboard as it were so time to remedy that with a short dog photography post. Although we have done sessions involving dogs before they have been outside in natural light. We wanted to learn more about using artificial light with dogs. So it was that we…

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                Print V digital files the great debate

                Hi everyone, I was going to write a piece on the things to consider when looking at printed photographs v digital files when I found an excellent article that was written a couple of years back which I’ll print below as the writer has done it much better than I can. That being said the…

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                  What will make your wedding unique ? A question many brides puzzle over every year as many popular venues will all look the same for each wedding. One of the cheaper ways of doing it is the DIY detail look. We have had the pleasure to photograph weddings where the happy couple have dressed up…

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                    Almost every little girl starts planning her wedding day subconciously as a child. Her day as a princess. As that little girl gets older she plans walking down the asle or into the ceremony room on the arm of her escort. Traditionally that scene is played out in front of the wedding photographers camera to…

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                      Our world is changing

                      Changing our business. We have been trying out a studio space for the last few months as it was something that we always wanted to do. A review of the results suggests that we will be able to better serve our clients by doing location portrait sessions as it is a more flexible business model…

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                        London Olympians Weightlifting Combine

                        Last Saturday, 21 January 2017, I was invited to the Muscleworks Gym in Bethnal Green for the London Olympians British American Football Team pre season weightlifting Combine. The athletes were to take part in three disciplines, straight lift, bench press and squats. Normally you expect players in this sport to be heavily built. It was…

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                          Little Miss sessions for your 6-12 year old

                          Little Miss, our post Christmas offering. The little miss genre covers the age group of 6-12 years Alissa, Shavika and Shivani came along to see us and we had a great time with them including getting their mothers involved in our special box shoot. We still have availability for this type of  sessions if you know…

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                            What time shall we book our wedding for?  An odd question you may think. When you go through your wedding planning an often missed question is, “will there be enough light for the photographs that we want after the ceremony?” For example at this time of year in the Midlands it is dark around 4…

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                              An early start to the day for this wedding at a new location for us. Redhouse Barn is a designed for purpose wedding venue in Stoke Prior, between Bromsgrove and Droitwich. The building merges new build with some components from the 1700’s. Charlie and the bridesmaids made an early start with hair and make up,…

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                                Cara and Morgan’s Sheldon Wedding

                                Our first Sheldon wedding Recently we photographed the wedding of Cara and Morgan. We thought that it was going to be a great day with all going to plan. Boy did mother nature throw us a curve ball later. After the ceremony we did some images requested by the couple to show the link between…

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                                  Upcoming Wedding Fayre

                                  If you are looking for wedding suppliers – including us why not pay a visit to the Westmead Hotel at Hopwood on Sunday 18 September 2016   We would love you to come and say hi and stop for a chat whilst you are having a browse. This is a nice venue for your wedding…

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                                    Kirsty and Carls wedding at St Leonards Church, Frankley

                                    St Leonards Church Wedding   This wedding was definitely the full princess occasion. Horse and carriage, dove release and the sweep as well. It was a pleasure to go to work for this wedding as the families were great fun to work with. Before I show you some pictures from the occasion I asked Kirsty…

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                                      News update

                                      Sorry for our absence from the blog for a while. A number of personal issues have necessitated this. We have good news. We should be getting the keys to our studio space in Blackheath in Birmingham on Friday which will allow us to carry out portrait sessions without being held hostage by the weather. We…

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                                        Make up for the ladies

                                        Girls, you want to look your best when you are being photographed whether you be a bride , bridesmaid or mother of the bride. Make up can always be an issue when we are using flash. There are times when we cannot use our preferred lighting due to space or time and this can affect…

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