Month: June 2017

Jon & Allesandro ~ My 1st Civil Wedding

10/July/13

It’s my great pleasure to share with you the wedding of the ever so nice Jon and Alessandro. When Jon first got in touch through my old student friend, Sophia Brandner, about me shooting their big day, we clicked instantly on my first day, and I knew from the outset this would be one of my favourite weddings of the year.

It was a short but very sweet day for me – Jon and Alessandro didn’t want the whole day covering, just 3 hours to cover a little pre-ceremony get-together with their parents, the ceremony itself at the wonderful Camden Town Hall in St.Pancras, their couple shots and a few at the reception in the bar at Soho. They allowed me plenty of time for their couple shots so we were able to pop in the tube and head to the infamous Soho as well as taking some in the Town Hall, which was great, St.Pancras is such a great location and the proper old heart of London.

It was a beautiful day – the way these guys look at each other is what true romance is made of, and the love for them amongst their family and friends was so visible and overwhelming. Their friends was ever so nice even though I am deaf and understand them well and some of the time I had to poke Sophia to interpret them for me!

On a personal note, this was a particularly special day for me as it was the first civil partnership I’ve photographed, and I truly couldn’t have wished to share it with a lovelier couple than Jon and Alessandro. They were so much fun to spend time with, so completely in love with each other and I felt so proud and privileged to be able to share their amazing wedding day with them. Thanks so much Jon and Alessandro for having me with you and for making my job so easy that day… I enjoyed every minute.

 

  

 

Contax 645 & Canon EOS 1n  f2  

Portra 400 & Fuji 400H

Japan – Diversity Photography Part 2.

20/Oct/2013

Welcome to my 2nd part of my Photography trip to Japan.

The people of Japan I have seen are all affected by the earthquake in some way. There is concern for friends and relatives who live in east Japan and at the present time over 300,000 people are homeless and 20,000 people are missing. The future with possible radiation leaks from the nuclear reactor and how that may affect the food chain and people’s health and about the rebuilding of infrastructure. The photographs I have taken show people getting on with their lives, and show some of the many shrines and temples in Harajuka where people go for spiritual help and to draw deep on the traditions of the past which give help and guidance in daily lives.

Harajuka is also the place where young people meet and its one of the most affordable places to get the latest trends.

Someone just got married, and I took a quick photo of them organizing themselves for a formal family portrait.

Harajuka, the most fashionable place with trends shopping and young people

Leica M6 & Contax645

  Fuji 400h & Porta 400