Baptism

Baptism

I was recently a guest at a friends baptism for their daughter. Now normally I would not have brought my camera, as I like to enjoy an event without my “Professional photographer” head on. However, with something like this I thought that it would do no harm to bring my camera, to just record a happy event without any pressure to produce a set of 1st class images for the client. Having said that,not having that pressure can sometimes lead you to just relax and see the ceremony with fresh eyes, as just a happy occasion where friends and family come to celebrate. This was certainly what happened in this case and I found myself just snapping away without any real plan. The next thing I knew is that I was seeing and taking all sorts of “reportage” style shots. The parents saw what I was doing and asked me to take a couple of formal group shots, but otherwise as far as we were all concerned, they were just happy snaps. Back to Horsham Back down the M23 to Horsham and I processed the photographs. When I had a look at them I was delighted to see that I had actually captured plenty of pictures, with emotion and happiness from the day. Not only was I able to supply a disc of images as a gift for my friend, but I also made a 3 minute slideshow to music as a bit of fun that seemed to go down well. A nice end to a lovely...

Severndroog Castle – Styled Wedding Shoot – Part 2

Hello, it’s Singularis Photography here with the second blog about my shoot at the castle last week. Having now gone through all the shot’s and processed them I thought I would share some of the pictures and maybe even try and explain what I was trying to achieve. The interior of the castle itself is actually not that large and takes about 20 – 30 people in each room. This means that for those getting married there has to be a bit of lateral thinking with numbers and movement of guests. In addition when it comes to the photographs, my brief was to try and show the potential and beauty of the building with the natural light and magnificent interior. Always remember that this is probably the only “castle” in South London and comes with loads of character and history. As I mentioned in my previous shoot I was trying to have an 18th Century feel to the pictures so after Lisa and Leila completed the hair and make-up, it was time for Carl to do his best Poldark impression  and for Chelsea to put on the corset and pannier’s for the dresses. They were both enthusiastic and we were all really working hard to try and find the best light and position within the building. Did we succeed, well obviously I am going to say yes, but it is up to the client and others to judge. I like to think that we tried something a bit different and that we did our...