I am looking to hire a Second Shooter and Image Retoucher for the 2013 and 2014 wedding season and corporate portraits throughout the year. This could be two separate roles or ideally one person who can do both. I have a number of weddings in the next few months which would be an ideal opportunity to put you to the test with a view to securing you for regular work throughout the rest of the year and next. This is not a full time position but would suit an experienced freelancer. We specialise in a natural, creative, and discreet style of wedding photography and we are known for our use of natural light and timeless images rather than any current trends. If you don’t mind being thrown in the deep end you would learn a lot about wedding photography from working with us.
Here is what I am looking for -
- Someone with their own kit
- A car driver who can get to locations on time
- A hard and fast worker who can use their initiative and follow instruction
- A good listener who’s good at organising people
- Someone with a good eye for an image and creative mind
- Someone fearless, this is not for the faint hearted
- Somebody based in or around the midlands, the east, and London area, but not essential
- This is not for a beginner
- Someone experienced in all kinds of image retouch work
- A fast worker able to take delivery and turn around large numbers of images on time
- Organised and professional
- Preferably a Mac user
- This is not for a beginner
If you think you could successfully fulfil either of these roles please get in touch with your contact details and examples of your own work. There is no deadline but the sooner we get the right person in place the better. Please apply by email – email@example.com
I’d like to say Fatma & Tarkan’s Turkish wedding was one of those destination weddings where the couples generously fly you over to an exotic part of the world but that would be too good to be true. Instead their international celebration took place here in the UK at the Regency Banqueting Suite in Tottenham, North London. We hadn’t shot a Turkish wedding before and it was a real treat and experience to witness the traditions and intricacies of a Turkish wedding. That’s another nation to add to our long list!
Unusually we started the day with the happy couple at Hanbury Manor which is a beautiful wedding venue in the heart of Hertfordshire where we held a mini photo shoot before heading into London to the Regency Banqueting suite. Fatma was a tiny bit late arriving so we were up against it a little in terms of time and it was also a very bright and sunny day which is great for the couple but tricky for us. I’m not complaining though- I like the pressure of a weddings and create my best work when the screw is tightened a little.
Fatma & Tarkan were great to work with and clearly had a wonderful day. It was a pleasure to be present at their wedding and we wish them all the best in the future.
Sometimes I’m glad I am so ridiculously meticulous with my wedding preparation.
Xinjie & Kanmin’s wedding was a truly white affair with a foot of snow blocking many roads between me and the venue. Fortunately because I’m so fastidious I’d checked the forecast and booked a room at the hotel the night before. Which meant I also had time for a swim and breakfast before the wedding got going. After a short walk through the snow to capture the atmosphere of what was a glorious snowy morning at Heythorpe Park in Oxfordshire I was as fresh as a daisy when the guests began to arrive.
Xinjie looked beautiful in her wedding dress and Kanmin was extremely relaxed. Beautiful brides and relaxed grooms make for a very satisfying day for us because we like natural rather than posed and we love genuine expressions and actions. This is especially true when it comes to our wedding videos as largely we just need to make sure we are in the right place at the right time and we never ever stop filming.
This year in particular we are more focused on creating wedding videos in our own natural, creative, and discreet style. Our photography and artistic influences are beginning to seep into our wedding videos and we hope to deliver to every couple a truly unique film that’s personal, creative and most importantly a true reflection of them and their wedding day.
Xinjie & Kanmin’s wedding video is now available to their friends and family through our new viewing and ordering service which includes this trailer, a 3-4 minute highlights short, a 30 minute wedding movie, and both the ceremony and speeches in full.
Order DVD’s and Downloads of Kanmin & Xinjie’s wedding here.
New for 2013 winter season
Video & Stills Packages from £1245
Wedding Photography from £1295
Wedding Videography from £995
Many brides associate weddings with summer and envision walking down the aisle during months like June or July, but there are many advantages associated with having a winter wedding. A wedding should be about the love shared between two individuals and the commitment that they are making for the rest of their lives. Therefor the ceremony can take place at any time or location and winter is the perfect time of year for brides to get the best deals and plan the most perfect wedding. Although popular opinion is to have your wedding during warmer season, it is becoming more advantageous for brides to pursue winter weddings.
A big advantage to winter weddings that not many people take into account is that rain is not very likely during winter months. Sometimes the worst thing that can happen to a bride on her wedding day is the appearance of rain and winter brides don’t have to worry about this so much. Many weddings during the summer months are interrupted and impacted by bad weather anyway. And bright sunshine is not a photographers or videographers best friend. To avoid worrying about the weather altogether just plan on having a winter wedding- this will eliminate a lot of unnecessary stress and if it snows it could be the perfect whit wedding anyway.
It is always difficult for brides to come up with themes that are easy to plan a wedding around. However, a winter wedding allows brides to have Christmas themed weddings that are easy to coordinate and come up with ideas for. Christmas weddings can have stringed lights at the reception that add ambiance and style. Beautiful red flowers can be displayed in a stunning manner and your wedding can have a winter wonderland feel that will be envied by all of your guests. Winter weddings are easy to plan and the themes are very cohesive.
Not only are winter weddings easy to plan they are also much more affordable than summer weddings. Since summer is the most popular wedding season, prices are usually at their highest for wedding related items. However, during winter months you can find great deals and discounts on countess wedding necessities like invitations and venue supplier discounts. Even flowers last longer in colder weather and will be more gorgeous for your wedding day if you plan a winter wedding.
Having a wedding during this time of year is much easier to book, because venues have less individuals looking to have weddings. Therefore, planning a winter wedding allows you to have many options and get the best prices.
Valid Nov 2013 – Mar 2014, subject to availability, and availability is limited so get in contact today!
If you’re getting married Mon – Thurs give us a call too!
Our latest ‘Behind The Scenes’ video for Charlotte Harley Couture and Sarah Vivienne at Rushton Hall has been featured on Rock My Wedding.
Check it out here – Nick Grove Video on Rock My Wedding
We are doing a lot more of this kind of thing for wedding photographers and wedding venues and we can’t get enough of it!
Check out the original video here - behind-the-scenes-promo-video-rushton-hall-northamptonshire