Grace and Philipp – Pre-Wedding Shoot

We met Grace and Philipp today, a lovely couple who we instantly got on well with! We were at Hampton Manor near to Meriden and we met to plan their wedding photography and to help them to get used to being in-front of the camera.

Hamptom Manor near to Meriden

What a lovely choice of venue! Really nice inside and out – a perfect choice!

It was very bright and sunny, but it was absolutely freezing! I could hardly feel my fingers by the time we’d finished!

Hampton Manor Entrance

A Grand Entrance!

When we do photo shoots we always provide a range of images that have been colour corrected, selectively cropped, are a mixture of B&W and full colour and sometimes with selective ‘colour-popping’.

Grace and Philipp

Grace and Philipp - Getting Comfortable!

We’ve agreed with Grace and Philipp that my husband, Gary, will go along as a second photographer at their wedding. We often do this! It enables us to get more shots and to use different lenses at the same time for similar shots.

We’re told that Philipp often closes his eyes when being photographed. Not this time! …….Too quick for him!

Hope you all agree that they are very photogenic couple and I’m really looking forward to their wedding at this lovely venue in March. I can’t wait to meet their family and friends who will be visiting from as far a-field as Singapore, New Zealand and Germany! I’m sure it will be a fabulous day!

Final note: If you are friends or family of Grace and Philipp there are more images on my main website here – but they are password protected. You’ll need to contact Grace and Philipp to get the password to view them.

Limited Offer For January

Family Photo shoot at your home + an A3 canvas print of your favourite image for only £100

If you live near to Coventry or Rugby (incl Leamington, Kenilworth, Warwick, Stratford, Meriden, Solihull etc) I’m willing to come to your home, set up my portable studio equipment and do a photo shoot of you and your family. We can do individual shots, group shots, High key and Low Key shots. I’ll then prepare a comprehensive mixture of images (including a mixture of full-colour, cropped, black and white, ‘colour-popped’ images). The images will be presented on the password-protected area of my website for you to view. You can then choose your favourite image to have printed onto Canvas, ready to hang on your wall.

Other Products

You would then be free to buy other prints or products if you wish: whether they be mounted prints of various sizes, block frame prints, presentation print boxes, acrylic block-mounted prints etc. We can do just about anything you want!

A taster – a small mixture of my images from 2009

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Hopefully, while I get other images ready, this will give you a flavour of some of my recent work.

Some Notes, for interest:

You’ll see that I concentrate mostly on weddings and family/childrens portraits.

I’m equally happy to leave the images as they were or I’ll ‘play’ with them to give a variety of effects ranging from the ‘Warhol’ style (the one shown is my 20 month old daughter, Jess!) to Black and White conversions, Sepia or Antique effect (not shown here), selective ‘Colour-Popping’ (selected coloured objects highlighted on a B&W photo) etc.

Wherever possible, I like to introduce fun into my family portraits. The young lady in the Ladybird costume was thoroughly enjoying herself jumping on a trampoline (I’m not even sure she noticed the camera during some of the shots) and what you see is a series of photos in a simple montage.

The teenager in-front of the colourful background wasn’t really there! …. Or at least the background wasn’t, I created it! She was actually in her friend’s living room. This sort of effect is time consuming but I love doing it!

I thoroughly enjoy doing weddings, large and small. I like capturing the traditional formal shots (the ones that everyone expects) but I also love the informal shots that tell the ‘story of the day’. My husband, Gary, often attends weddings with me. Together, we try to capture the little details that make the day: the rings, flowers, make-up, shoes, button holes, wine glasses as well as the emotions – the nervous looks, the laughs, the gasps, the tears, the joy!

Happy New Year!

It’ been a great start to the new year already. I’ve had several enquiries for my wedding photography: One for 2012! Very organised!!

I’m meeting a future bride and groom on Wednesday (they met me at a wedding fayre that I did in November near to Stratford) to discuss their photography and I’ve had some extra orders for prints from two brides whose weddings I photographed late last year.

Meanwhile, I’ve had an enquiry from a fantastic wildlife photographer who is interested in me doing some canvas prints for him. I’ll add a link to his site if he decides to work with me!

Busy, busy, busy!

I’ll get some images up here soon. Bear with me while I add more to this blog.

Vicky x