Thursday, 30 April 2009

Sarah and Gary's Wedding

Congratulations to Sarah and Gary who were married on Saturday 25th April in Edwinstowe Church, Nottinghamshire. The April showers held off long enough to capture the boys on the traditional ‘wedding steps’ at the front of the church and then during the service the clouds cleared and the sun shone for the rest of the day – a great omen and start to married life! It was a special request of Sarah’s to capture her best friend’s daughter, who was her fairy flower girl, and it wasn’t too difficult to do as she proved a natural in front of the camera with an infectious smile! I loved the morning of the wedding with the girls getting ready and their personalised dressing gowns were fab. We were most impressed when the flowers arrived; zingy orange roses, white orchids and fern leaves created a tropical bouquet and one of the nicest I’ve seen. However, Sarah’s portrait shot is one of my favourite photographs of the day – her mum’s conservatory made for the perfect light and provided beautiful catch-lights in Sarah’s hazel-amber eyes.

Click on an image for a larger view. The remaining photographs will be available in the client wedding photography galleries when Sarah and Gary return from their honeymoon.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Queensberry Wedding Albums

A month or so back, I wrote about my decision to move exclusively to Queensberry albums to offer my clients the very best of quality and to showcase their wedding photographs in the finest albums available. I have just received back my new sample albums for the Classic and Elegance packages, which feature real weddings designed to show you just how amazing these albums are and how beautiful your wedding album can look.

The Classic package now includes up to 45 images in a 9x9 album, shown below featuring the wedding of Catherine and Mark, with ivory matted overlays (traditional mounts) with a sage bengaline cover and gold page edging. These albums have the option of a semi opaque introduction page with your names and dates. The covers available vary in material and colour to match your wedding theme and you can choose from ivory, gold, silver or black page edging.

The Elegance package now offers up to 75 images in a 12x12 album, with the option of either traditional matted overlays, or a full digital artbook. The Queensberry artbooks are in a class of their own; lustre finish printing to the edge of the pages, which are board mounted creating substantially thicker pages than the other premier album suppliers. This sample features Eugenie and Craig’s wedding with a genuine leather cover in white, with an option to emboss your names and date on the cover. This package allows the couple to order perfect duplicates of their main album in 7x7 parents albums, also with super-thick pages and white leather cover.

The top Luxury package offers a 15x12 album with up to 100 images, with the matted overlay, full digital or ‘duo’ layout, which is a contemporary combination of the two and my personal favourite.

The new swatch cover samples from Queensberry are also available for clients to peruse. Beautiful silks and micro-suedes in striking Bollywood colours join the more classic colour combinations to cater for your wedding theme, making your album choice even more personal. I’m delighted that these bright colour options suit Asian weddings or wedding held abroad, as well as a traditional English wedding.

Queensberry really does make good images look even better and I feel immensely proud to be offering my clients the very best. As a wedding photographer, the printed image is incredibly important – it’s both exciting and reassuring to undertake a wedding knowing the finished result will likely exceed all expectations.