Blue Bell Bride and Horse Photography

Blue Bell Bride and Horse Photography

We were lucky enough to be asked by our friend Michelle to come along to one of her shoots with her friend Kira and two of her horses Sparkle and Paddy. Kira was married last year but unfortunately did not have the opportunity to include her two horses in the pictures. So what better excuse to find a handy wood with some bluebells and dress Kira up in her wedding dress. Everything started well, although Kira suggesting I keep away from the back feet should have been a clue. Once we got to the woods it soon became clear that these magnificent creatures have a mind of there own and you need skill and experience to handle them properly. I offered to hold the reins of Sparkle while Kira got changed and unfortunately my foot got in the way of her hoof.  As I danced up and down turning the air blue and shouting in pain I realised I had learnt a life lesson. As a note for anyone considering playing “footsie” with a horse, my advice is not to consider it. Fortunately, there was no harm done and we continued the shoot. I really enjoyed the shoot and Michelle, Dee and myself got some lovely pictures. I thought that Kira looked amazing and with the added bonus of the bluebells, the woodland and the horses, it wasn’t difficult to get some great images....

Wedding Details – Horsham

Wedding Detail Hello from Singularis Photography, today I am going to speak about an important aspect of weddings. Of course I am talking about photographing the details and decorations on the day. An important part of my job is to tell the story of the events during the day and that includes highlighting the efforts made by the couple to make their day unique.   I have found that couples approach this aspect of the day from various different angles. Some people employ professional companies to supply goods and services, while others use the skills and assistance of friends, family or their own talents. Whatever route they take it’s always a surprise and a pleasure to try and record those details in an imaginative and creative way. One of the advantages of photographing these details, is that I can often use the natural light to try and capture the atmosphere without using flash which can sometimes affect this aspect.   Another thing that I often try, is to take pictures from different angles or highlight important aspects of the detail. It’s important as a photographer to notice small details and if this can improve the picture, or show aspects of the object that might have been missed at first sight.  It’s great fun to look at an object and notice colour, shape or form and then explore how the light falls and try and take a creative picture. Obviously, the priority on the day is to record the people and most importantly the couple who are getting married, however showing these details is an important part of the story...
Wedding Photographer – Horsham

Wedding Photographer – Horsham

Practice Practice Practice For me, one of the most important things a photographer can do is to practice their craft. Sometimes, it’s to easy to stay in your comfort zone and keep to poses or styles that you know will work, add that to the pressure to get things right for the client on the day and I am sure that we can understand the attraction. However, as photographers it’s vital that we maintain our skills and improve our work. One of the ways I do this is by using professional models in a styled shoot, and I find there are a number of advantages to this. Professional models tend to be relaxed, confident and experienced in front of a camera, this in turn gives me confidence and increases the likely hood of obtaining a good image. They tend to have experience of posing, including positioning of their body and hands, this serves as a foundation to work on and again is a great help. The better models are used to working with a wide range of photographers and so will often collaborate and come up with good idea’s to help you. They are often skilled at make up, very useful when funds are tight or you can’t get a make up artist. A styled shoot gives me the freedom to try new idea’s, as well as experiment with different lighting in different locations. Most importantly, it gives me the freedom to make mistakes, lot’s and lot’s of mistakes. It does not matter if I mess up the focus or the exposure on my own shoot, that’s a luxury...
Wedding in Lydd

Wedding in Lydd

Good afternoon from Singularis Photography in Horsham. So today I thought I would speak about what it takes to be a wedding photographer. In particular I will speak about using anything at the venue to always get the picture. In July last year we were fortunate to photograph the wedding of Tim and Diane in Lydd. Even better was the fact that not only was the Church really attractive, but that the couple had their reception in a Marquee on a farm. We had access to all sorts of farm machinery, fields and hay bales and plenty of space. The weather on the day was great and we were able to spend time trying out all sorts of different shot’s. Tim and Diane were really up for having some fun shot’s and as you can see with the attached pictures, I made the best use of everything there, even if it meant standing 20ft up on an aerial platform. They also had access to a vintage soft top VW Beetle as their wedding car, so again it was another opportunity for some fun shot’s.  As a wedding photographer in East Sussex I think it’s important to make the day as enjoyable as possible. It’s a celebration after all, so I always try and reflect this on the day.  Here are a few pictures that show what I...
Engagement Shoot

Engagement Shoot

So we have a lucky winner of the prize from the De La Warr wedding fair in Bexhill at the weekend.  As the prize is an engagement shoot I thought I would talk about the purpose of these type of shoots.  From my perspective they serve a number of functions;  Firstly, it’s a great opportunity to get to know the couple better and have a bit of fun. Secondly, we get to discuss the style or look that the couple might require and even more importantly, help them get used to relaxing and “posing”  in front of a camera. Like most people, having a camera pointing at you is not the most natural thing in the world, so it takes a bit of getting used to and come to the realisation that it can actually be fun.  Another important factor is that many people are not confident about how they look , or think that you have to have a specific pose or style to look good.  The reality of course is that the most important thing to do is to relax and allow your true personality to come through. My aim is to capture your feelings for each other and quite often going to a couples favourite location, or a place that has a special meaning can make all the difference. Here are a few shot’s to show what I...
Cooling Castle Wedding

Cooling Castle Wedding

Good morning from Singularis Photography, today I am going to speak about another important aspect of any wedding and that is “details”. Now obviously for a photographer a wedding is all about the people, starting with the couple and includes all the guests. However, another vital part of telling the story of the day is to show where the marriage took place, after all if anyone is speaking about the wedding , some of the top 10 questions are likely to be, where was it and what was it like. In August last year myself and Michelle photographed the wedding of Ian and Lisa at Cooling Castle in Kent. This venue is registered for wedding ceremonies and so the whole day took place within the grounds. This was the first time that I had photographed a wedding there and it fair to say that it has a very impressive frontage, i.e a Castle and some beautiful grounds. In a venue like this it’s important for me to show as much detail as I can, memory can fade over time and often the only way to remind the couple and their guests is with a picture. Sounds simple, but often a huge amount of work has gone into the table decorations, dressing the rooms and other little touches. My job is to focus on these aspects, so that in the years to come when someone ask’s about the wedding, these images will help tell the whole story of the day.   .    ...