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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 the entire record...

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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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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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You charge HOW MUCH?

A regular thing that wedding photographers have to deal with is peoples inability to realise what is involved financially for a photographer to take care of their wedding. The same people will pay £60 per hour to their garage to have the car fixed without batting an eyelid. All businesses have expenses for insurance, accountants...

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30 Horses in 30 days

It’s summer and time for a project. The project is to photograph 30 equine sessions in 30 days It’s going to be a great way to get  photographs of yourself and your horse which always look good on the wall of the home, office or even the stable office. We are offering a free 1...

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Portfolio Shoot With Milly

Last week saw Andrew from What A Pet visited Milly and her owner Jenny, Milly is a 4 month old Bolognese, what a bundle of fluff. Jenny very kindly allowed Andrew to use Milly for a portfolio shoot,I arrived early evening as was greeted by Jen with Milly in her arms,most dogs when they meet...

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Timelines for Weddings

Wedding Day Planning A timely reminder for those of you planning weddings to have a think about the timings for your special day. How many of you have been a guest at weddings where everything seems to have been running at 100mph? Quite a lot I suspect. In the world of weddings there is one...

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Wedding entertainment

Looking for wedding entertainment? We met a couple of interesting entertainers at Sundays Wedding Fair at the Westmead Hotel. The first one is a singer/guitarist Luke Spooner, Luke was playing for us throughout the session and performs songs from the 50’s through to present day. Hearing him rock out a couple of Bryan Adams songs...

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Concentration? How to fix it

Concentration problems, Hi everyone, I hope that you are having a great weekend. Unusually I am having a thoughtful moment. Mother nature has seen fit to inflict a streaming cold and thick head on me. Now I’m not looking for either sympathy or mickey taking but rather asking a question. How do all of you...

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Training Day – Hazlewood Castle Hotel

Training Day – road trip As with many professions continual personal development training is something that we should all be doing. That being the case Kev went up to Yorkshire a couple of weeks back to the very photogenic Hazlewood Castle Hotel to get ready for the forthcoming wedding season. As you may have seen...

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extra album pages anyone?

Hopefully the worst of winter is behind us now. We know that many of you leave booking your wedding photographers until late in the planning process. That being the case we would like to make our album packages even better value than they are already. For anyone purchasing a gold or platinum package for a...

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Busy weekend

Busy Weekend No weddings this weekend, very fortunate looking at the awful weather around the Country. Unfortunately Kevin has been very busy with work for the charity Remember My Baby. Four families in Birmingham alone needed their services since Thursday. If any of our readers are professional photographers we are in need of more photographers...

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Photography Pricing

Photography Pricing Photography pricing – why does it cost so much? A regular comment that we hear in the photography industry, regardless of the genre that you work in, is “how can they justify their prices?” Whilst this is frequently from people who think everything should be free, it is often a general conversation topic...

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Wedding planning reminder and a New year message

Hi everyone,   We hope that you had a great Christmas break. We have just about reached the end of 2015 so we would like to wish you a great New Year and may it bring you everything that you are planning for. We look forward to meeting some of you at the Wedding Fayres...

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Girls – Are you superstitious?

Girls – are you superstitious? If you are 2016 is your year. It is a leap year. It is supposed to be the case that February 29th is the day that women get to propose to their man. How many of you out there have proposed or have got married on 29 February. How many...

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Renewal of vows

Renewal of Vows Renewal of vows is something that is, once again, an event that couples are thinking about. Like all such events, we can be there to secure the memories of your event. If you are interested in having your vow renewal photographed please contact us by phone on 0121 663 0442 or by...

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Protect your images this Party season

Protect Your images For many of you the need to protect your images doesn’t even enter your daily planning.  Many people forget ,judging by the number of people bemoaning the loss of their lifetimes memories when their phone dies. It is the Christmas party season when more phones than usual end up in puddles or...

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St Leonards Church Wedding Venue

St Leonards Church, Frankley One of our favourite churches to photograph weddings at is St Leonards Church in Frankley. It’s location right on the apex of a bend means that the Church provide traffic marshalls to ensure safe movement of participants vehicles. The Church itself dates back to 1087 with some modifications over the years....

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