A little while back I was over at the The Faversham to photograph the incredible day of Amy & Ryan. I spent the morning with the beautiful Amy & her amazing Bridesmaids in the family home. Which of course as you guys all know I frickin love as not only does it feel more personal but you're never far from old photographs on walls & childhood memories. & Ain't that just the best, With such a meaningful moment in life, it's just as poignant to get a sense of the journey of how you got there to tell the story.
It was then time for Amy & Ryan to say their I do's in a beautiful church ceremony. Just check out that Chandelier pendant prism shot with the stained glass. Hell yeah! Oops sorry, probably not the best description for a fancy church photo. I'll rephrase that to... Errrm... Jesus Yeah!
After confetti & exploring the grounds with this magnificent two it was off to the Faversham for the day to truly begin. This close to Halloween meant pumpkins & sugar laden snacks galore, But the only fright I was getting on this awesome day was by how magnificent these two were all frickin night.
We got creative with some portraits through daylight to dark & in the dwindling light cigars were lit. Just check out Ryan's smoking his cigar. Man that frickin portrait makes me happy. & for those who've watched the Sopranos. Junior Soprano lookalike or what? I made sure I brought the memories home or I'd be sleeping with the fishes.
& when the music started from the ever awesome Hi-Life Entertainment, the dance floor filled to an embrace that would echo long into the night.
Here's to Amy & Ryan x
LOST & FOUND
Grab your tendrils of excitement, Hold onto your sacks of self gratification because Lost & Found is back like the Cassette Tape. Irrelevant to most, worse quality than other formats. Yet pleasing in a way you can’t quite understand. I’m calling this Season 2 not because it is actually a legitimate second season, but because as always in this job of mine, Other stuff has to take priority. Yet even though I’m still knee deep in wedditing awesomeness. I couldn’t wait any longer to bring you those memories that would have otherwise not seen the light of day like that kid from Poltergeist stuck in the TV. "GO INTO THE LIGHT"
We are going back to October, yes four months ago for this weeks beaut of a trip down memory lane. The magnificent humans before you are the incredible Amy & Ryan for their wedding over at The Faversham. I seem to shoot at the Faversham a heap but bloody love exploring the little hidden pockets surrounding this well loved Leeds venue.
One is the loneliest number but not today as there's people hugging. That's how the song goes right? In this first image that just had to be shared I found myself yet again a bit too excited by a brick wall, this time in an overgrown church yard. I actually spotted this red bricked beauty when I got there in my car & remember saying out loud with no one else there "Wall, you are on my list." The wall never replied. But despite his rudeness (Yes it's clearly a male) I got the magnificent Amy & Ryan in every corner of this dilapidated structure.
This shot I adore because it's a really cool illustration of how taking a bit more time to explore a scene can bring out those angles that would otherwise go unnoticed. I got them in the corner fully engaged in what I call "The smell her ear erotically pose" & snuck down behind the wall like the worlds worst hide & seek player. I love the colours & adore how the bricks lead to the romantic two top right. As the song goes "Walls Huh, what are they good for? Well quite a lot actually"
Number two is another example of exploring the scene for different angles & perspectives. Don't just look straight in front of you like some no necked weirdo & explore every last bit of a scene, that includes above your head. This shot of the reflection in a light fitting gave an awesome establishing shot of the wedding breakfast in the Faversham's beautiful conservatory. The only down side is you get strange looks from guests when you take them. Just say "I'm getting this for my personal lighting photo collection"... Actually maybe don't say that. You'll have to come up with another... Bright Idea... (Dad Jokes)
Number three is one more than two & one less than four but without a doubt I do adore. I'm a poet & I know it. I loved the symmetry in the scene for this shot & knew exactly where I wanted Amy & Ryan to stand. I had to keep moving back until they were in the shot but once I had the perfect framing there was a bloody pillar in the way. Ain't that always the case! Although me being Mr Clever from Clever town (Please note: Not real name or address) went behind the pillar like Mr Graceful from Graceful town (Nope still not real) & the structure fell beautifully between them. Click...
That's another week of Lost & Found wrapped up like a precious steak bake in an inside coat pocket on a cold Winters day. Same time next week for more of the same & less of something else.
Ok Bye bye now xx