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Happy 4th Birthday Remember My Baby

Happy 4th Birthday to Remember My Baby –  Remembrance Photography  Many of you who know me are aware that one of the charities that I work for is Remember My Baby. The charity provides remembrance photography for families who have suffered a loss shortly before or after birth.  The Charity celebrates its 4th birthday today. So...

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Dawn and Ian’s Highbury Hall Wedding

Highbury Hall in Birmingham is a great old home formerly a residence of Joseph Chamberlain but nowadays a function venue. Back in early May, we were there to photograph Dawn and Ian’s wedding day. The unusual appearance of the sun made for some challenging lighting conditions during the course of the day but it made a great...

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Can repairs be done on damaged images?

Image repairs? Last week saw Andrew being contacted by one of our former clients Lyn and Steve(woody). They had a query about a photographic print that they have. Sadly Steve lost his dad this year and his mom had a damaged 50-year-old wedding photo. The print had suffered some considerable damage, tears etc. As we...

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Changes to the mailing list

Hi everyone, just a quick post about our mailing list. I have been working away behind the scenes working on the changes that we make to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations which come into play on the 25th May 2018. If you would like to know more about how protection of your data...

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Wedding Photography First Look

First Look First Look is a term that you may not be aware of in relation to UK weddings. It is a variation that is popular in many parts of the USA and is beginning to cross to the UK. In a regular wedding, the first time that the groom sees his bride to be...

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Timeline – Planning for Smoothness

Timeline is the plan of the wedding day that everything else hangs off. If you can get that right you will have a much easier day. Grooms, it doesn’t affect you quite so much as it does the bride. I’m going to have to mention a photographers point of view in places but only a...

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Venue – Reducing the Stress of Wedding Planning

Hi again, venue today A lot of couples that I’ve spoken with at wedding fairs tell me that they have spent many weekends looking round different fairs to look at venues. Venue types can, by and large, be put into the following categories:- Registry office Registry office and a reception church and a reception all...

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Reduce the stress of planning your wedding – part 1 Wedding insurance

Wedding Insurance Why do I need wedding insurance Over the next few weeks we will try and give you a few tips on reducing the stress of planning your wedding just by identifying some targets before going out researching. Our first one is something that I have mentioned before which is wedding insurance. Most of...

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Weddings in adverse weather

Hi everyone – Kev here again – today we’re talking adverse weather. As I write this we have the snow falling again. I’m guessing brides around the Country will be stressing about now. Am I going to get all the photographs I wanted? Good news ladies it’s not difficult to achieve. So what do we...

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Highbury Hall

Highbury Hall is a grade 2 listed building situated in the Kings Heath area of Birmingham. We visited it to meet with Dawn and Ian. We will be photographing their wedding later in 2018. Highbury Hall fronts onto Yew Tree Road but at the rear is an extensive lawned area leading out to what is...

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Confetti

Confetti less popular than in the past? Confetti use  in British weddings goes back to the late 1800’s. Photographs of showers of it have always been popular in wedding albums. Throwing it always seems to be a source of fun for children and mothers. Mothers in particular seem to have this habit of pulling the...

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Olympians combine

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 Solihull Wedding

Back to the Regency The end of October saw us return to the Regency Hotel Solihull 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 always...

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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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Make your wedding unique

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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