Category Archives: About Andrew Jackson
We’re always looking to improve the quality of our pictures and that means some times just getting out there and investing some time in the portfolio. With that in mind, we’re looking for some models (well, for ‘models’ read ‘willing volunteers’) who would like to have a complimentary portrait shoot. Its not about being a professional model – in fact, its not a problem if you’ve never been photographed before – what we’re looking for are people who are friendly, confident in front of camera and are happy for pictures to be used (on this blog for example). There are a number of opportunities: we’re looking for a family, a couple and – if there is a bride who likes the idea of getting back into her dress for another shoot – a bridal couple. If you might be interested, do contact me via the website.
Just a quick reminder that we will be using Twitter to promote competitions, wedding tips, portrait ideas and generally “stuff” about Andrew Jackson Photography. Please follow us at AJP_photo. We’ve quite a few wedding shows coming up, plus some new training workshops so sign up and we’ll promise not to be dull. Or tweet too often. Or tweet about dinner plans. Unless they are very exciting dinner plans. Thank you.
This weekend, we’ll be attending the Ashton Court “Classic Weddings” Open Day, with doors open from 11-6pm. We’re big fans of Ashton Court. The main music room (above) is a stunning space, ideal for ceremonies and / or for the wedding breakfast, and with separate bar space and room to greet guests, this is an ideal venue whatever the weather. If you can use the parkland outside the front door there are so many great photo opportunities that you’ll be spoilt for choice. Continue reading
Big congratulations to all the couples who announced engagements over Christmas! It is a lovely time to get engaged as it also starts a year (or more!) of planning. At times it will feel as though you have a jobs list as long as your arm, but we really do recommend that you aim enjoy every moment of the build up. When you look back on your day, all the planning and preparation will be part of the memories, so enjoy the venue visits, the cake sampling, the dress fittings, the pre-wed photo shoots, etc – its all part of your amazing day! Do give us a call to talk about photography; its good to have a conversation before your plans are too set in stone as we have lots of experience that can help your planning & decision making. We are are available for wedding photography commissions across the UK, as well as Bath, Bristol and the Cotswolds – call us now to start the conversation!
Just thought it might be useful for those of you taking advantage of the Christmas season to arrange wedding meetings or portrait shoots to advise of our working hours over the break:
- Business closes 5pm, Friday 21 December. Closed 22/23/24/25/26.
- Open Thurs 27 & Friday 28 (usual hours)
- Closed 29/30/331/1/2 and re-opens on Thursday 3 January 2013.
Lots of our couples focus on the spontaneous, fun shots and these are lovely. But we also recommend a few minutes away from the maddening crowd to capture some intimate, more thoughtful images. Sometimes, a moment of stillness can make the most delightful pictures, especially when in a beautiful setting. The perfect wedding album has to blend the formality with informality, movement and stillness, reportage with posed family groups. This picture is almost a trademark shot for me: I love the reflection and thought in the picture, love the lines and the way the building frames the image – and lovely light too. I do love black & white but for me, this has to be in colour, even though the colour palette is quite muted.
Struggling to think of the perfect Christmas present? We may have the solution… Our ‘on location’ family portrait shoots are a great experience; forget intimidating studio lights, we think its much better to make it an adventure for the youngsters. Continue reading
We love producing beautiful hand-made bespoke wedding albums. A beautiful wedding album will present your stunning pictures at their very best, which means friends and family will be totally ‘wowed’ when you are re-living your big day with them. But with so many options out there, if you want the best album possible, how do you go about it? Here are some tips and thoughts to help you decide…
1: Some couples book their photographer with the thought that wedding photography is all about what happens on the day – but great image capture is only the start – how the pictures are edited, post-produced and a keen eye for album design are all key skills worth investing in for the perfect album. So assess the complete offer when comparing different photographers to find what’s best for you. Continue reading
When Five Rings Become two… firstly, big congratulations to everyone involved with Team GB & the Olympics. The athletes have delivered some awesome performances over the past few weeks and I’m sure we’re going to see even more amazing feats at the Para Olympic Games in a couple of weeks. Its not just the great medal count but in the actual delivery too – doesn’t it feel great that such a big event has been delivered so successfully on the world stage?
Secondly, extra congratulations go to all those Olympic athletes who are now swapping five rings for two and are planning their weddings! Over recent days, the press interviews have revealed quite a number of engagements and proposals, so it does seem that training programmes have been exchanged for wedding planning! It would be very special to look after the wedding photography so, Olympians, whether you are planning your day for Bristol, Bath, the Cotswold’s or beyond, do please give me a call – it would be lovely if we can show our appreciation with a great set of pictures for you.
I’m always on the look out for interesting abstracts and saw this in the heart of Manchester… a beautiful sunny day has bought out the vibrancy of this modern office complex. So simple but so striking…