Can't Put The Camera Down
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Hi everybody, I hope you are all well. Amazingly, last week I photographed my final wedding of the year: of Sarah & Tom in Hampton Lucy, who celebrated at the stunning Welcombe Hotel near Stratford-upon-Avon. It was a gorgeous day with wall-to-wall sunshine, and it felt like a lovely summers day. However, there is no denying that we are now at the start of the colourful season of autumn. So with today's post I thought I'd take us back to the summer, and at the same time tell you a little more about myself.
I'm incredibly lucky to have two careers that I love. Between the months of May and November I work full-time in the wedding industry. Then during those short dark days of winter (when the work of most wedding photographers quietens down) I am able to up sticks and move to the French Alps where I am a fully qualified private ski instructor. Both careers have developed from great passions of mine. So it may not come as a surprise that I will try to squeeze in a summer holiday back in the Alps. This August I was able to shoe-horn in a visit in-between two weddings.
Before making the long drive down, the car gets packed with all sorts of things - walking boots, mountain bike, and lots (and I mean lots) of camera kit. Because you see the thing is, it is just so photogenic out there. The scenery is incredible, and looks very different to when I'm ski teaching in the winter.
The same rules apply to when I'm photographing weddings, ie composition, lighting and timing etc. But the subject matter is of course totally different. Over the last few years I've also developed my passion for wildlife photography.
Basically, I can't put my camera down. I've even got names for my cameras and lenses !?! Not sure if this sounds daft to people or not, but there could be worse addictions to have I guess. On a few evenings my wife and I went up to one of our favourite spots for a picnic, and guess who else came?
Yep, couldn't resist it. But when you have views like this then why not?
I hope you all had a brilliant summer whatever you did, and wherever you went. And let's look forward to the autumn (and winter).
Right, I've a mountain of work to get on with, a couple of wedding album designs and a couple of weddings to post process. If you enjoyed this blog post, then you might like another I wrote at the end of last winter's ski season, click here for the link. The next post I promise will be wedding related, so do come back soon. Martin.
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