The magazine is an encyclopaedia for brides – offering lots of information and advice on everything from locations and bridal fashion to wedding cakes and table plans. Kelly and Jason’s wedding photos were showcased in the ‘real weddings’ section of the magazine, along with a great interview with the couple who discussed the different aspects of their day.
The wedding was planned by Kelly at the Bespoke Wedding Company whom I always like to mention in my blog as she has such a fantastic eye for detail.
The new website has been built quick and easy to navigate and has been designed to work on computers, tablets such as iPads and mobile phone devices including Blackberrys and iPhones. May I say a big thank you to Long Story Short who were the web designers, to Core Copywriting for the copywriting and Sunil Kathare who built the site.
Take a look around the website and see what you think. I would be very interested in any feedback or suggestions you have, so please email me at email@example.com if you have any comments.
HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex is a keen supporter of charities and the arts and is the Patron of the National Youth Theatre. The Prince was hosting a reception at Buckingham Palace for the National Youth Theatre and their supporters.
Twelve young actors from the NYT put on a performance at the Palace for the Prince and his guests.
Please click on the thumbnails to see larger images of the guests at the reception, including Lisa Tarbuck, Zawe Ashton and the Minister for for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey. The event was managed by Lucy Povey. To see more about the work the Prince does for the arts and charity please take a look at the Wessex Arts Trust website.
In the new year Caroline O’Connor will be appearing in Gypsy at Leicester’s Curve Theatre. The theatre required an image for the promotional poster and I was asked to photograph Caroline when she was in London. Here is the finished poster:
Caroline was fantastic to work with. The theatre were looking for a variety of different images and she showed great enthusiasm throughout the day, it was a pleasure to spend time with her. The poster was designed by Eureka Design and a big thank you to Ben Peter Catchpole who was assisting me on the day.
We shot a variety of poses, lighting set ups and outfits on the day, and here are some of the photos that didn’t make the poster. Please click on the thumbnails to see larger images. Gypsy, directed by Paul Kerryson, will be opening on 10th March 2012 in Leicester.
Recently I was asked to photograph some of the National Youth Theatre’s cast and crew from the play ‘If Chloe Can’ when they attended a reception hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron at number 10 Downing Street.
The play evolved from Esther McVey’s recent book aimed at young girls, which shows how a variety of female ‘firsts’ overcame difficulties to become some of the World’s most powerful and influential women.
Above are the cast of the play outside Downing Street with the National Youth Theatre’s Artistic Director Paul Roseby,
The reception, was attended by Esther McVey MP, Olympic ice skater Jayne Torvill OBE, the theatre’s Artistic Director Paul Roseby, and actress and presenter Janet Ellis amongst others. Please click the thumbnails to see larger images of the guests and cast members.
The cast of the play and author of ‘If Chloe Can’ Esther McVey with Prime Minister David Cameron.
Please click on the thumbnails to see large images of the preparations
There is no photography during the services at the Cathedral, but photography is allowed during the signing of the registrar and when the couple walk up the aisle together.
The couple were married in the OBE Chapel of St Paul’s Cathedral, which is at the east end of the Crypt. As the name suggests, you can marry in the Chapel if you or a parent of yours has received an OBE, and Emma’s father has received this honour.
I took a group photograph of everyone on the steps of St Paul’s. It was a warm, sunny day and I had to ask all the tourists to move off the steps for a few moments.
David and Emma
David and Emma are showered with confetti as they arrive at Stationer’s Hall for their reception.
The Stationer’s Hall
David gave a great speech – all three speakers were very good with a nice mix of warmth and humour
I was in Sheffield for two days. There was a cast of 270 young actors and the show took place in the Park Hill Estate. The estate is in the process of being renovated, but much of it was empty, which made an excellent setting for this huge scale show.
This image is from the final act where the cast moved outside to the central area of the estate. Abseilers danced across the side of the building whilst the cast acted, sang and danced below.
Please click on the thumbnails to see larger images
The first two acts were set inside the buildings, which had been largely gutted by the builders. The audience were lead around the estate in smaller groups, with the story unfolding in front of them.
The show was excellent – brilliantly performed, epic in scale, and extremely ambitious. As a photographer it was fantastic to be able to shoot something so dramatic on such a large scale. These images were used for a wide range of reviews and publicity and appeared on the BBC website
During the day I took rehearsal photography of the show
The abseiling was particularly impressive to watch, and it was so impressive to see such a large space used in such an innovative way
Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh has joined the cast of Shrek the Musical. She will be playing Princess Fiona, a role previously played by Amanda Holden. I was asked to take a set of portraits of Kimberley – most haven’t been released yet, but this one was all over the press when the news broke.
You can see part of my photoshoot in this video interview – with the back of my head making a brief cameo at the beginning.