I have now dipped my toes into wedding photography! It’s one area of photography I have been thinking about for a while. When I tell people I am a photographer very often they ask “Do you do weddings?” and then they look a little disappointed when I say I don’t. So, I thought it was about time I did something about it, and my friend and fellow Birmingham photographer Matt Murtagh kindly let me come along to shoot along side him. Many thanks Matt!
Abbey and Matt’s (another Matt!) wedding was a great first wedding to photograph! The ceremony took place in a lovely little chapel down a country lane in Walsall. After the ceremony we sneaked off with the Bride and Groom to a lovely big park and took some really fun wedding photos. Hope you like them! Let me know what you think!
Thanks goodness I had brought my fisheye!
Abbey & Matt were worried it might rain on their big day and had brought along umbrellas, but there were no worries about that – it was the hottest day of the year!
I really enjoyed my first wedding shoot, so I’m going to do a few more! If you like what you see and want to have a chat about your wedding photography, give me a bell or drop me an email
After weeks of waiting and speculation, the results for the City Of Culture 2013 came in a few days ago with the news that Derry/Londonderry won the bid and the City Of Culture title. I lived in Derry when I was younger and my family are from there, so it kind of softened the blow Many congratulations!
Naturally there was some disappointment in Birmingham, but we seem to have very quickly gotten over that and recovered quickly and we are already making plans, with the word that the cultural events that were planned for 2013 will continue anyway.
I think the process of going through the bid procedure alone has been great for the city. It’s highlighted the cultural awareness of what is going on around us. We have tapped into creative talent and given it a space to bloom and I really hope that continues. The cultural creativity in this city is so vibrant and it deserves it shine.
This photography set comes from a commission from the Health Exchange which is part of the NHS.
The Health Exhchange is a social enterprised based in Birmingham. It delivers free and confidential health information about lifestyle choices helping people to make postivite decisions about their health.
It was a very interesting and varied job with a detailed brief. I needed to capture a set of images that reflected their services and presented an attractive, positive view of the services that they offer.
As well as covering quite a range images, I covered a far bit of ground in and around Birmingham, starting in the city centre then working my way out to various locations in Winson Green, Handsworth, Cannon Hill Park and Sparkhill. And I was mostly relying on the willingness of the public to be photographed!
I hope you enjoy this set of active photographs from Birmingham!
I was by St Philip’s church when some music in the distance caught my ear. I wondered over, to find that the International Dance Festival were choreographying a dance routine. Perfect!
I joined a group of walkers in Handsworth Park. Boy, could they power walk! Which meant I had to run to keep ahead of them at times to get various shots. I was quite exhuasted after that jaunt!
I wanted to capture the ‘movement’ of the treadmill, so slowed my shutter speed down for this shot.
Some screen shots of the Health Exchange website so you can see how my photographs have been used!
I’ve got SO much blogging to catch up on! I did my first wedding photography shoot recently, so will be blogging about that soon, so watch this space