Cat and Chris’ Wedding, Norwood Park, Nottinghamshire

Yet another very belated blog post………

I met Cat and Chris at Sarah and Bob’s wedding at Holme Pierrepont in September 2009.  Cat was one of Sarah’s Bridesmaid’s and Chris was Bob’s Best Man, although I don’t believe they were an ‘item’ back then so it was a nice moment to work out who they were and that they were together when we first met and started talking about wedding photography.

Cat got ready at her parents home before the short trip to their family church of St Andrew’s opposite the Nottingham Conference Centre.  Chris, meanwhile, wanted to have a few photos with his Best Man, Bob (see earlier!) and his Ushers at their old haunt Rock City!  Why not!

After a lovely service at St Andrew’s, the wedding party and guests drove up to Norwood Hall in Southwell for drinks, canapes and fun!  Friends and family happily posed for a few photos outside on this cool May Saturday as did Cat and Chris before heading into the warmth for their wedding breakfast.  Throughout the day there were lots of nods towards Chris’ love for and taste in music.  The table plan was crafted from CD covers of his favourite albums.  And the first dance was to Wind of Change by Scorpion – fantastic!

Bob’s Best Man speech was pretty memorable I have to say, quite near the knuckle but very, very funny!  Unfortunately, I cannot repeat any of the stories that he recounted here!

We took along a photobooth for the evening reception and the guests had lots of fun trying on props, doing silly faces and poses!  I did have to edit a few images out of the final selections thank to a couple of cheeky boys and some naughty words and drawings on my chalkboard!  Very funny to review and edit I must say but not for general public consumption!

Cat & Chris, it was a real honour covering your wedding for you, a really lovely, fun and relaxed wedding!  Congratulations (v. belated)!

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William Mens suit guidelines - September 27, 2013 - 9:59 am

Excellent photos, i really loved it….. It shows so many memories of them… I really enjoyed watching them..

David Bell - September 26, 2013 - 12:49 am

Fabulous images. Clean and crisp, and that cake sure looks delicious! Very well captured…

Sexy Wedding Dress - August 17, 2013 - 6:04 pm

Loved the pictures, your black and whites are AMAZING!!! :D

lord-parker - August 16, 2013 - 2:14 pm

What a fantastic collection of images, I really love the mix of B&W and colour in this collection. You’ve even given me a few new ideas, which I guess is what networking is all about.

Matt - June 30, 2013 - 11:37 am

Lovely photos – you are amazing with black and white!

Tophel - June 29, 2013 - 6:47 am

Great wedding. The photos looks really good as well as the reception venue. Congratulations to the newly married couple.

Poggenpoel - June 28, 2013 - 9:37 am

Lovely photography! Excellent colors. The black and white images are a real eye-catcher.

edinburgh photographer - June 5, 2013 - 7:18 pm

I really love the reportage style on this wedding. Especially the men watching the football. It really captures the essence of the day!

I really enjoyed looking through them


Megan and Joe’s Wedding at Nottingham Conference Centre

Okay, I’m a terrible blogger.  I leave it until virtually all my other jobs are done.  On that basis this isn’t a particularly recent wedding and by chance I can also wish Megan and Joe a happy 1st wedding anniversary for a few days time.  Yes, my blogging is that late:(

Anyway, enough of the self flagellation and on with a few words about Megan and Joe’s lovely wedding.

Megan and Joe chose the Nottingham Conference Centre for their wedding venue, a fantastic modern building in the centre of Nottingham that sits well alongside two Grade II listed buildings.  Their wedding was a very fun and relaxed day filled with so many thoughtful touches that Megan and Joe and put together, including a slideshow of their time together so far, lovely framed photos as gifts for their wedding party, a photobooth, a ceilidh, a layered cake made from cheese, beautiful and delicate bouquets and of course a stunning dress and sharp suit worn by the Bride and Groom.

The weather was cool and blustery but Megan and Joe were happy to spend some time outdoors for portraits, this took a little longer than anticipated due to being locked out of the venue when an outside door shut behind us (you can see the photo of them knocking a little further down!)  The venue is large, light and striking and so rather than risk any further lockouts we held the group photographs inside and a second short set of portraits with Megan and Joe after the wedding breakfast.  The speeches were held in the atrium before the wedding breakfast and this arrangement gave a really relaxed, fun and intimate feel to them.

The meal and dancing were held in part of one of the listed buildings, lovely large rooms that were filled with the sounds of chat and laughter before the party started.

A fabulous couple, a fantastic wedding.  Happy Anniversary to you Megan & Joe!

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David Bell - September 26, 2013 - 12:53 am

Fabulous set of images. I really like the fisheye shots, very nicely done.

Franc - June 9, 2013 - 1:01 am

waw what a beautiful wedding. am truly impressed ,thanks alot for sharing with as this amazing photos. wish u both happy marriage life.

J. Lee - June 7, 2013 - 9:26 pm

Beautifully captured! You really caught the emotions of the day. I especially love your wide shots. These are all great, love the processing on these!

Alex Reed - May 29, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Really nice wedding photos, it felt as if I was really there, on seeing the photos. Every little moment seems to be captured and it looks like everyone had a hell lot of fun. Here’s wishing the married couple “best of luck”.

[…] at her parents home before the short trip to their family church of St Andrew’s opposite the Nottingham Conference Centre.  Chris, meanwhile, wanted to have a few photos with his Best Man, Bob (see earlier!) and his […]


After a number of very successful trials at this seasons weddings I am very pleased to say that we are now able to offer a photobooth for your wedding! Over the past couple of years photobooths have become increasing popular at weddings as an extra feature during the evening reception and it is a lovely way of capturing some cool and fun images of the party atmosphere!

My photobooth is a custom built, open sided frame complete with backdrop, lighting and secure camera and once set up it really takes care of itself, no staff are required to take the photos. It is operated by a push button and countdown timer and complete with a big box of props (such as hats, moustaches, specatacles, speech bubbles) gives you time to perfect your look! The images from the photobooth are then posted on my Facebook page within 48 hours for viewing, tagging, comments and downloading should you wish. This provides a great buzz for many, many days after the wedding as the photobooth fun is revealed in all its glory (or otherwise!).

To see more examples of wedding photobooth sessions, please visit my Facebook page, or to found out more please send me an email or call me on 01949 837692. The price for a wedding photobooth (were we are wedding photographers on the day) is £275.

The photobooth is also perfect for other events, such as parties, graduations, corporate dinners; get in touch for a quotation!

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Lord Parker - August 16, 2013 - 2:20 pm

It’s great to see another wedding photographer using a photo-booth.
I’ve been umming and ahhing for a while now as to whether to invest in one. I saw some at InFocus this year and I am seriously considering it.

Is it a Viable option, do many couples book it as an extra?

Joanne - June 11, 2013 - 3:27 am

are those all custom props? I love them!

Chris Snowden - April 6, 2013 - 11:51 pm

Ive just started mine up … Nice photos!

New Queensberry Press Samples

I have recently added a couple of Queensberry Press albums to my collection of other Queensberry albums. I think Queensberry have really complimented their already beautiful range with these, they have added something a little different, at a different price point from their feature albums but the quality is absolutely astounding. As usual there are lots of options for cover materials, sizes and page types to make it easy to make each album unique and to perfectly show off your wedding images for years to come.

Here are a few details and images of each of the albums. The photos just really give you a flavour but the albums really are worth seeing at first hand and holding to feel the quality of products and printing. Please get in touch if you would like a closer look at them!

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Size: 10×10
Pages: Satin Heavy Stock (flexible pages)
Cover: Tamarillo Contemporary Genuine Leather

Queensberry Press Album
Size: 10×10
Pages: Overlay matted pages and images on Tintoretto Art Stock (stiff pages)
Cover: Ivory Contemporary Genuine Leather

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Easter Special – Mini Portrait Sessions

Easter 2012 - Portrait Photography Promotion

Coming this Easter  ~ Mini Portrait Sessions ~

As a special Easter treat we are offering “Mini Portrait Sessions” over the Easter school holidays. These are shorter than are standard sessions but have been bundled with some inclusive prints plus the option of a select list of products at very special rates. The sessions will also be at the same creative high standards that we always provide!
Whilst the sessions are primarily aimed at young children and families, the sessions would also be ideal for teenagers and couples who want to create some beautiful images.

This special price is only available for sessions held on the following dates:
• 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th April
• 10th, 11th, 12 & 13th April

Whilst we feel that outdoor sessions bring out the natural playful side of children and helps create a relaxed session, we are aware that the Spring weather may not always be so considerate, and so we can offer studio sessions if required.

The sessions can be held at the following locations:

• Belton House, Grantham
• Ruddington Park / Rushcliffe Park
• Our studio in Normanton, Bottesford
• (or other suitable location within a 10 mile radius, subject to agreement)

Images for the sessions will be posted in a secure, private, online gallery for you to browse and select the inclusive prints you require. The shopping cart of the gallery will also offer special prices on additional prints, canvas, individual digital images, slideshow discs and high resolution disc.

• 30 minute shoot on location or studio
• Private online gallery of images from the session
• Choice of either: 3 mounted 8×6 inch prints OR 2 mounted 8×10 inch prints
Price = £85

Further images and products can be purchased at the following promotional prices:

• 8×6 mounted print = £10 each
• 8×10 mounted print = £20 each
• 18×12 inch canvas = £85
• Individual digital image = £25
• Slideshow of Images on Disc = £45
• Disc of all high resolution images = £95

To book your sesson please call on 01949 837692 or email

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Holiday Parks - September 2, 2013 - 3:34 am

Interesting. Nice work you have here. Totally worth the time checking it out.

J. Lee - June 4, 2013 - 10:40 pm

Amazing deal, and love your work!