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30cm Wedding Book (with 20 thick board pages)
& Keep-Safe Box
With All bookings made between November 1st 2013 and January 1st 2014
Bookings of 9 or more hours will receive
20 : 12" Professional Fuji Prints for your wedding Album/Book
See Free Album & Prints Page
Canon 50mm F1.0
The fastest interchangeable lens ever made = f one. ZERO
Canon discontinued this professional lens 10 years ago with a price tag of $4000 - immediately the price soured to $8000 as nothing has come close to this brightness ever before or since!
Ive managed to procure one of these gems (and somehow keep a roof over my head) as an investment and over-priced toy
The depth of field of this lens and the background beyoke blur are outstanding!!!!!
I am looking forward to using this for some of the 'all day weddings' with reportage long into the night (watch out dance floor divas! - the 'Social Sniper' has another arrow to his arsenal!)
Images coming soon
60 Pages instead of 40 in Graphistudio's "Original Wedding Book"
20 Pages instead of 15 in Graphistudio's "Digital Matted Album"
You can have twice as many images in your album!
Offer available on all booking made before January 1st 2014
See Graphistudio Wedding Book Pages
I have compiled some (hopefully) helpful lists of wedding venues - arranged by country.
I have photographed many of these, but even as a full time wedding photographer I was shocked to see how many licences wedding venues there now are!! Bath is bordered by up to 5 counties. Here are the wedding venues in this area.
Wedding Venues in Somerset
Wedding Venues in Wiltshire
Wedding Venues in Gloucestershire
Wedding Venues in Bristol
Wedding Venues in Bath
Monthly dates with 'last Minute' or 'late availability' or promoted availability
A list of the Saturday wedding dates with not only availability but a promotion on them!
See promoted wedding photographer wedding dates
2 extra DVD Box Sets now included with many of my wedding photography packages
(ideal as gifts for your parents!)
See Wedding Photography Package Provisions Pages
Free Deluxe Cover Upgrade when you book a Graphistudio Wedding Book as part of your wedding photography package
Silk / Metal / Leatherette / Transparent Graphistudio Cover Options
See Graphistudio Wedding Books
Discounts on flowers, Hen Nights, Wedding Favours, Honeymoons …..
Ive also listed my recommended cameras (as so many people ask for my advise 'Which camera Should I buy?"
Visit my Suppliers / LINKS Page
Spring 2014 Wedding Photography Offers
£200 Discount on ALL Autumn Wedding Events in 2013
Offer applies to all weekdays and weekend Wedding photographer bookings made before March 1st 2014
(after this period the same discount applies to my usual 'Winter Wedding Promotion' during November, December, January & February = £150)
£200 Discount on ALL Spring Wedding Events in 2014
Offer applies to all weekdays and weekend weddings in March & April 2014
New Canon Photographic Equipment
I have just purchased 2 of the latest Canon 5D III camera bodies
And investing in 4 top of the range lenses:
Canon 16 - 35mm II L f2.8,
Canon 70 - 200mm L f2.8 IS,
Canon 24 - 70mm L f2.8 IS
Canon 50mm f1.4,
Also to add to this impressive arsenal of 3 top of the range flash radio controlled flash guns
3x Canon 600EX RT
A mind bogglingly expensive shopping spree that ought to single handedly lift the UK out of the high street recession. I am already appreciating the portability over my former nikon photography camera bag! - The 22 megapixels with high noise reduction will be a bonus too!
£150 Discount or a large wedding photography package upgrades
Weekday weddings include Sunday! (i.e. ALL non Saturday wedding events!) as well as all midweek dates (Monday - Friday)
Winter Weddings run from November - March
Last Minute Wedding / Late availability includes all wedding dates - 100 days prior to the wedding event.
Weekday Weddings : www.WeekdayWedding.co.uk
Winter Weddings : www.WeddingInWinter.co.uk
Last Minute Weddings: www.WeddingAvailability.co.uk
21% Reduction in Prices of Graphistudio Books
A recent decision by the Government not to charge VAT on photo albums in the UK means a saving of 21%
Pocket Copies (Paperback Copies) are now priced from £3.33 each !
This 21% reduction in Graphistudio prices - is a saving I have chosen to pass to my new Graphistudio customers booking from 1st April 2012!
Graphistudio Wedding Book Price: Graphistudio Book Prices
Prices held for 2013 Wedding Photography Bookings
All bookings made in 2013 (2013 & 2014 +) will be secured and priced at the 2012 Wedding Photography price rates (which are the same as 2010 / 11 !)
Wedding Photographer rates: 2012 Wedding Photography Prices
I have created a wedding photography website with pages detailing my Wedding Availability - to see 2011 / 2012 / 2013 Wedding Photographer Availability
You will also find 'Last Minute' Wedding Photographer availability pages ('Last Minute' is 3 months prior to an event) and the Wedding Photography offers available (£150 discount or a considerable Wedding Photography Package enhancement)
Visit my new Wedding Availability website; www.WeddingAvailability.co.uk
It is now possible to purchase photographic equipment via my website at some of the UK's best prices!
I used to work in a camera shop when I left school. But I think i've sold more camera since then, from referring all the wedding guests that I have met!
So now you can see my recommendations!
(i'll try and put some 'affordable' cameras in there too!)
Whilst my 2 wedding camera do cost more than £5000 each - I also own the Fuji S30 - one that weighs less than the mighty 4 kg that each wedding camera weighs and is holiday friendly! The latest model - the Fuji S30 (which I recommend in my store) costs less than 1/25th of my wedding cameras
See some fabulous photos taken with this camera in India ) Impressive photographs taken on a camera costing less than £250
Treat yourself to a new camera for your Honeymoon!
Visit my Photography Equipment Store here
Ive just invested in 5 extra (I've now 9 top-of-the-range flashguns!) Wireless 2.4Ghz TTL Flashguns
With a Wireless capability range of hundreds of meters
I am able to control the flashes independently from my camera (i.e. a flash in another room in the bar - 2 around the dance floor, 2 flash units surrounding the head table [yet be able to power these down when the best man stands up for his speech!] and arranging 2 - 3 others in the reception room to illuminate [at choice] and 'bring in' the background of the venue and wedding guests! and still have others poised in strategic positions to bring in when needed! Obtaining incredible 3D lighting using off camera flashes
With this top of the range highly capable set up - winter weddings wont even be a challenge!
Having photographed 6 different castles as wedding venues this last season - im aware that light is more of an issue than the average optimistic enthusiast would have you believe and 7 flashguns isn't even indulgent! (cor blimey its expensive though! - just one single Canon flash retail at £670 )
Im really impressed with them! - Canons Professional Flash pages: here
Im very grateful for my personal tour of the Graphistudio Production Facilities at their Head Quarters yesterday!
I saw an incredible forthcoming range of Wedding Albums / Books!
I spent a little over hour in the facilities (after the journey there in that heat - any less would have been crazy!)
Im certainly enthused by Graphistudio's Wedding Book Products!
See Graphistudio's 2012 range: www.Graphistudio.com
See my Graphistudio Wedding Photography Packages here
My Wedding Photography Facebook account is finally online and I promise (to try) to update it regularly!
Wedding Fair Events
Preview Wedding Photography Galleries
Wedding Photography Promotions
...... Time permitting! ;)
Visit my Facebook Wedding Photographer Page www.Facebook.com/MarriagePhotographer
Visit my Facebook Wedding Photography Page www.Facebook.com/WeddingPreview
Visit my Facebook Wedding Photography Page www.Facebook.com/WeddingPromotion
Everyone complains about the inconvenience of snow - Yet for yesterdays wedding .... OMG
For me it was a disaster! - I had to go out and spent £3500 due to the snow holding up the postman!!!!
One of my Nikon D3s was supposed to be enroute via a courier from NIKON (a service - fortunately fast tracked with my Nikon NPS Nikon Professional Service) yet by 10am it hadn't arrived and I was checking on the courier's website, it hadnt even arrived in the dispatching depot. Snow was everywhere - as was chaos. A veritable 'Winter Wonderland!'
I had to go to my local camera shop London Camera Exchange (fortunately a Nikon Pro Dealer) and buy an additional D3s Body! (Christmas came early for them that morning!)
2 Nikon Pro Bodies is luxury, whilst 3 is ... extravagant? (someones going to get a bargain on Ebay next week!)
I dont work with one camera - twice ive been grateful for the 2nd body when the 'unforeseen' raises its ugly head! (there is a reason I defecting from Canon to Nikon! - Canon's 5D is called a semi-pro camera for a reason [its plastic build is a clue!] )
I arrived at the wedding on time, my tiny Smart Car having acting more as a sledge than a car, skidding and sliding in the country lanes around Bradford On Avon, where the bridal preparations had been. On one particular hill - bobsledding sideways on a rather exhilarating decent - "just get me to the church on time" ringing in my ears!
I later shared this story with the wedding couple, and confessed, I wasn't going to earn anything that day! (or the other weddings in December!)
I have created a wedding photography website for all of the wedding promotions that I offer.
This new wedding website lists the wedding photographer promotions and offers available on wedding photography bookings www.WeddingPromotions.co.uk
www.WeekdayWedding.co.uk and www.WeddingInWinter.co.uk now point to these pages on my new photography promotions website.
I offer wedding photography package enhancements for 'Weekday Weddings' (all non Saturday Weddings!) WeekdayWedding
'Winter Weddings' (November - pre March) are also eligible for Wedding Package enhancements and promotions: Winter Wedding