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Diamond Photography. North East Wedding Photographer. In The Hotseat
01.12.2014

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Finding the right photographer is a must have when it comes to planning your day. Which is why it’s a total pleasure to introduce and get to know North East based wedding photographer Diamond Photography.

Andrew – the photographer behind the lens, captures natural and creative shots for his clients. I adore his portfolio and I am sure you will agree.

Hi Andrew, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?

 

A husband and father of 2 girls.  Oh, and I really enjoy being a wedding photographer.

 

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What do you love/dislike about your job?

 

I love the challenge of wedding photography, always being in the right place at the right time to capture those precious and priceless moments.  I dislike the paperwork involved in running a business.

 

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How did you get into the wedding industry?

 

After photographing a couple of weddings for friends I realised I had found something I really enjoyed.  The rest is history…

 

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 What do you aim to achieve for your clients?

 

I have never chased awards and don’t feel they would make me a better photographer.  Success for me is happy couples.  We always under promise and over deliver. (more…)

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Snap Photography Festival. 13th – 17th April 2015, Fforest, Wales.
17.11.2014

Kerry & Jon-Paul // © Andria Lindquist 2014

Image by Andria Lindquist

 

This one is for my wonderful photography colleagues :-)

The amazing Laura Babb (Snap Photography Festival‘s founder) decided the UK was missing an opportunity for a brilliant event in it’s calender;

 

“I attended Photo Field Trip in the US earlier this year and found it hugely inspiring. It was as far away from a corporate conference as you can get, with all of the teachers hanging out with the attendees, camp fires, parties and a completely unique, shared experience.  I knew I had to bring something similar to the UK.  As well as all of the amazing workshops and activities we’re planning, we’ll be having an epic closing party where campers can let off some steam before the start of the new wedding season”. 

 

And so the Snap Photography Festival was born. The event is being held from the 13th – 17th April 2015 at Fforest, Wales, complete with a stellar line up.

 

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“A world class line up is announced as part of Snap, the UK’s first ever photography festival aimed at wedding and lifestyle photographers
. The launch of www.snapphotofestival.com showcases the first ever festival of this kind in the UK.  Held at the beautiful Fforest resort, in West Wales, the festival will run to the same format as a music festival but is designed as an immersive learning and creative development experience for more than 100 photographers from all over the world.  Some of the world’s most inspiring wedding photographers will be teaching alongside the UK’s finest home grown talent, as well as photographers outside of the wedding genre.”

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Win Your Wedding Photography with Alice at Babb Photo
21.07.2014
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Yes you heard it right!

 

Long time WWW sponsor Laura of Babb Photo has recently expanded her business to take on a new, lovely associate photographer, Alice. Alice has been working as Laura’s second shooter this year and will now be photographing her own weddings, as part of the Babb Photo team.

 

Babb Photo is offering one lucky couple the chance to win their wedding photography.  To be in with a chance of winning a wedding photography package with Alice, your wedding needs to be taking place before June 2015.

 

Let’s take a look at Alice’s beautiful photography and see how to enter…

 

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The Prize

 

The prize includes 8 hour’s of photography on the wedding day and upward of 250 fully edited images that you can share with your friends and family.  You’ll also get a complimentary engagement shoot either in Cambridge or London.

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Casey Avenue Photography. In The Hotseat
30.06.2014

Northampton Wedding Photographer http://www.caseyavenue.co.uk/

 

This afternoon I am thrilled to introduce you to one of WWW’s newest sponsors; Northampton based wedding photographer Casey Avenue Photography.

Hannah captures her couples creatively; with a reportage style which captures all of those little moments you wouldn’t want to miss. I just adore the love and atmosphere in her imagery. Lets get to know Hannah…

 

Hi Hannah, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?

 

It’s always a tough one to answer, on par with writing an “about me” page for my website, lots of umms and ahhhs pondering what the best thing to say is without sounding like a total plum! Life with two children, a husband, two dogs and my own business is organised chaos and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Photography is and always will be very important to me. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by country bumpkin beauty and never short of inspiration for my creativity. Adventures from the mini to the grand are what I work so hard for, from days out to summer roadtrips across Europe in my campervan… and of course it all gets documented, you can follow me on instagram and vimeo for said adventures.

 

Northampton Wedding Photographer http://www.caseyavenue.co.uk/

What do you love/dislike about your job?

 

Love… I LOVE being a part of so much love. I get to use my creativity, enjoy using my creativity and get to watch other people enjoy my creativity when they see my photos. Accounts are reeeeally boring and tax returns make me weep. So much so I’m going to sandwich that little piece of bore between some more loveliness… I love the places photography can take me, from cool city pubs to rolling Sardinian countryside. Most of all I love the people. I’m an avid people watcher and could while away time taking in scenes around me, probably why photography is my calling. When I’m asked what I do for my job and I say photographer, I’m then always asked what sort of things do I photograph… I simply reply “people”. Weddings, yes, but also babies, families, pregnancy, boudoir and street photography, lots and lots of people.

 

Northampton Wedding Photographer http://www.caseyavenue.co.uk/

 

How did you get into photography and into the wedding industry?

 

An epiphany had me sign up to a photography course at night college for a year whilst working full time. I set myself the goal of becoming a photographer. I have always been artistic it was high time I used my flare to do a job that gave me something that the rat race never did, fulfilment. I’m not saying it was easy because it isn’t but it was the best thing I ever did. I work more hours and earn less money but it is mine, my business, my baby and brings me more happiness then I could have imagined.

 

Northampton Wedding Photographer http://www.caseyavenue.co.uk/

 

What do you aim to achieve for your clients?

 

My aim is simple… to recreate their day in images. I want them to be transported back to their wedding day when they peruse their album. I had a bride say to me recently (when looking at another of my weddings) that she felt like she knew them, that she was at the wedding. It was like music to my ears!

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Becky Male Photography. In The Hotseat.
16.06.2014

Becky Male Photography

I love introducing new members of the WWW sponsor family and today I am over the moon to get to know Becky Male Photography.

Becky is a wedding photographer based in Bristol who captures natural candid images of her couples and clients. I so love the fresh bright feel to her photographs, I just know you are going to adore Becky too and her tips on choosing a wedding photographer are brilliant…

 

 

Hi Becky, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?

 

Hi! I’m based near Bristol but cover weddings right across the UK.   I live with my husband and our beloved moggie, Frank. I have recently become a Mummy to twins, Caspar and Poppy! I’m passionate about photography and have been fortunate to shoot weddings for some fab couples, all very unique but whose desire for beautiful, natural photographs matched mine.

 

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What do you love/dislike about your job?

 

Essentially when two people get married it’s a day full of heady love, emotion and commitment and some times great vulnerability.   Being chosen to photograph a wedding, to me is a sign of great trust and commitment from my couples and at every wedding I’m determined to do my absolute best job – I love it when my couples see their photographs and love them. Nothing beats that buzz. I’m passionate about producing beautiful, heartfelt, natural photographs.

What do I dislike about being a photographer?   Probably the physical aches the day after a wedding ! You often hear photographers talking about how they suffer a ‘hangover’ the day after shooting a wedding – usually from a lack of water throughout a 8 to 10 hour day ! Nothing a hot bath and good massage can’t fix though!

 

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How did you get into photography and into the wedding industry?

 

I believe you have to learn from experience and shouldn’t rush the journey, I began by second shooting for other photographers – some really great, industry leading photographers who were generous with their time and trusted me to be their number 2 on the day. I was working in Human Resource and recognise that this has helped me to be highly organised, calm under pressure and able to deal with all sorts of people. Working full-time for a period allowed me invest in brilliant training.   For example, with Aspire up in the Lakes as well as investing in one to one sessions with experienced photographers (Marianne Taylor, Catherine Connor, Kate Hopewell-Smith, Kevin Mullins).   By second shooting initially I was able to experience difficult lighting situations, wet wedding days, weddings where things didn’t always go to plan, cutting my teeth like this was invaluable. I really believe that to invest in my business I have to invest in myself.

 

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What do you aim to achieve for your clients?

 

I want my couples to love their photographs, I want their interaction with me at every point to be stress-free, clear and comfortable. I want my clients to look through their wedding album and simply LOVE what they see, knowing my photographs reflect the personality of their guests, them, and is the essence of their relationship and their wedding day. (more…)

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