Category Archives: Wedding Planning
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.
I know Nov 5th is rapidly becoming a distant memory, but before it fades completely, here is a quick slide show. I’m often asked to take firework pictures at weddings and it’s always makes me slightly nervous. The weather is critical – too much breeze and the crisp lines of the bursts will be lost. Also, before the show its impossible to know whether most of the fireworks will be on the ground – Roman Candles for examples – or a big aerial display. And with long exposures (up to 30 seconds for each firework shot) there isn’t too much opportunity to get it wrong. So far, I’ve never failed to capture a great set of pictures but it is always a massive relief to check the back of the camera and find all is well. In the days of film, when I started, it would have been a week of waiting to know the shot had worked! Hope you enjoy these…
I am so far behind with the blog; usual excuse of pressure of work but its not good enough – rest assured that I have given myself a good talking to… So, to start catching up, I thought I would just say a big congratulations to Tom & Sarah, who were married in Bath earlier this month. A lovely day; perfect weather despite it being November, lovely guests and just such a relaxed atmosphere – Tom & Sarah, it was a real pleasure to share the day with you both.
This post is to introduce you to Jake at Abundiflora; a great florist. We met Jake at Vicki & Tom’s wedding at Charlton House in Somerset and thought his flowers were beautful. Very simple, very stylish and a perfect match to the stunning wedding dress that Vicki had chosen. Abundiflora is based in Glastonbury and a perfect choice for your Somerset wedding. Here’s a selection of images taken by myself & my colleague Jeremy Gilson from the day… Continue reading
What will make your wedding day so special? Obviously, exchanging vows and promises is pretty central, as is having family & friend with you to witness those promises. But from the moment you wake up, a wedding day is unlike another day in your life and we think its really important to capture that, especially if you have one of our stunning hand-made albums in mind.
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