26 March 2010

A couple of weeks ago I travelled over to Uttoxeter to meet up with Jess and Matt … they are in the final stages of preparing for their wedding in a few weeks and so it was time for their pre wedding shoot and a good old chat about their day ! The weather at least stayed dry, if a little cold, ok, freezing as usual LOL, but we managed to have some fun in the park, along with a little off camera flash (with the help of my handy human light stick, Matt Wagster !)

A few faves from the shoot … see you soon, guys !

13 March 2010

OK, I am going to immediately apologise to my non-American readers for the Awesome LOL, but honestly I had no other way to express how amazing this trip was.

I spent last week at the WPPI convention in Las Vegas. While there I decided last minute to book a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. I used the company recommended by the concierge at the MGM Grand (where I was staying), Maverick Tours (I took the Silver Cloud tour). The company exuded professionalism and my pilot was informative and fun (to give an example, as we were taxi’ing up the runway, the theme tune to Top Gun came through our headphones … I knew we were in for a fun time !). I had never been in a helicopter before, so before I show you some photos from the trip, let me share a few thoughts with you …

I will NEVER complain about turbulence on a plane ever again …
Taking photos from a helictopter is hard (that’s my excuse for any wonky skylines haha) …
I have an all new respect and admiration for Yann Arthus-Bertrand (check out The Earth from the Air books to see what I mean) …

With all that said … here are a few shots from the air … it is really difficult to convey the scale of this landscape and, actually, seeing it with your own eyes doesn’t make that any easier, it’s a lot for the brain to take in !

Thanks to Jerry Ghionis for lending me a proper camera (5DII) with 70-200 and 17-40, these made my job a little easier !

Additional thanks to Jeff Ascough for his amazing Silver Actions which were used to process these images !

3 March 2010

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending a little time with Kat and PJ at their beautiful home in Newtown Linford … we also took the opportunity to go and take a look at all the venues and locations we would be shooting at on their wedding day, and of course to take some photos ! We didn’t have too much time on the latter, at least not with PJ, as the rugby was imminent !!

Their beautiful marquee wedding is coming up in April and I can’t wait !

As always a few photos from the shoot … starring their babies, sorry, doggies haha …

See you soon guys!

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