Portrait Photography Stapleford brought to you by Austen Blakemore
Todays portraits of Sian were take on fields farm in Stapleford, surrounded by a derelict building and an old run down farm house just off Ilkeston road in Stapleford.
When I told Sian where the photos were going to be taken, she wasn’t really to excited as she couldn’t see the possibilities and potential that I could see, as we walked down to the old farm house to start our Portrait Photography Stapleford session Sian kept asking are you sure these images are going to look good as the place is a mess.
As soon as I had shown Sian her first image I had created she soon changed her mind and her attitude and really got stuck in and enjoyed her shoot.
All images in the field were shot using natural light and a reflector if needed, we did use a flash gun for some images shot against the brick walls of the farm house, our shoot lasted approximately 90 minutes as we obtained about 15 lovely images of Sian.
It does go to show that although our surroundings were not quite what Sian expected we managed to come away with some fantastic images for Sian’s portfolio from her Portrait Photography Stapleford session, don’t be put off by the surrounding sometimes they really can make for some fantastic portraits.
Unfortunately this Field Farm Stapleford site may not be here soon if the council get their chance to have it built on.
Our Equipment used was:
Canon 35mm f/1.4
Canon 85mm f/1.2
Elinchrom Ranger kit.
Pre Wedding Shoot with Sally and Jody Sharp
This is a pre wedding shoot that was like no other I have ever shot before !!
I’m sure you are about to ask why, well let me tell you the twist…
Sally and Jody got married in December 2012 for their Bestwood Lodge Wedding photography, they had so much fun and loved having their photos taken so much they decided to book for a pre wedding shoot after their wedding.
There is also one extra twist to this shoot, mainly the fact that our bride wore her wedding dress and Jody wore his suit again, normally for a pre wedding shoot a couple will just wear casual clothes.
We met up at 1pm in wollaton park and set about their pre wedding shoot, although we had chosen a cold day in April this didn’t stop us creating some amazing images.
Our shoot lasted about 90 minutes including the walk around the grounds of the hall and into the lovely Orangery, the orangery was like a large green house and helped to warm up a cold photographer who had lent his jacket to a cold bride !!
Thank you both so very much for spending the time with me and i look forward to now spending the time to create your wedding album.
Equipment used for this shoot were
Canon 5D mark 3
Canon 35mm f/1.4
Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS
And of course a reflector.
Newstead Abbey Wedding Photography by Austen Blakemore Photography
March the 31st saw the start of this years weddings, the clocks are due to change tomorrow and the nights are getting longer, everything is looking good for our Newstead Abbey Wedding Photography although a little cold the weather was perfect.
The wedding ceremony was to start at 3pm and AJ and his grooms were due to roll up at 2:15 pm, arrived at 1pm and we quite happy sat supping coffee in the cafe until 2pm when we would make our way to the entrance to Newstead Abbey to begin our Newstead Abbey Wedding Photography where we could photograph AJ has he awaited his bride.
2:45pm and we (excluding AJ and a few guests) were all greeted by a huge horse and carriage as it slowly rolled up and waited 200 meters in the distance, the bridesmaids and guests were so excited, as they pulled up you could hear the gasps as people were saying how fantastic the horse and carriage looked.
I ran up to meet Danielle and greeted her Dad as I had never met him before.
It was soon time for that carriage to make it’s short journey down the slope towards the abbey where the bridesmaids and guests were there to greet them.
The atmosphere was amazing as you saw these huge Horses pull up with Danielle in the carriage, you don’t realise just how big these are until your surround by guests and two huge white horses.
When the ceremony finished we all made our way to the rear gardens to photograph Mr and Mrs Jarvis and their group shots and bridal portraits, although it was completely freezing this didn’t stop the happy couple enjoying their Newstead Abbey Wedding Photography.
4:25 came round and it was time for our Bride and Groom to make their way by Horse drawn carriage to their Wedding reception where we would continue the Newstead Abbey Wedding Photography right up to the couples first dance.
Thank you to everyone for making us feel so welcome and for reading my Newstead Abbey Wedding Photography blog, AJ and Danielle thank you for all your kind words and comments
Equestrian Photographer Nottingham brought to you by Austen Blakemore Photography
April 1st 2013 was a fantastic day for Austen Blakemore Photography we were hire by Broomfield Equestrian Centre as an Equestrian Photographer Nottingham to photograph their horse trials that were to take place all day, we started to set up and prepare from 8am with the first session starting at 9am.
It was freezing cold but everyone was in great spirits and the horses and riders were all preparing in the fields to the rear and around the Equestrian Centre.
We were hired to photograph from 9am until 4pm capturing the events as they unfold in front of us and as the riders are presented their rosettes.
Although the weather put many people off their was still a fantastic turn out, we even had a burger stand set up ready to feed the riders and of course the photographers.
If you would like beautiful Equestrian Photographer Nottingham photos of you and your Horse or Pony please do contact me.
Thank you to everyone who made us feel so welcome.
More and more of my Wedding Photography clients are booking me for their Portrait Photographer Nottingham photo shoot.
Toni Harrison booked her Portrait Photographer Nottingham shoot back at the start of March for their family shoot on 3rd April 2013.
As with all shoots Mrs Harrison paid the usual £25 deposit to secure her booking with me, the total price is £60 including two 12″x8″ Lustre prints
Toni, Trevor and their kids all graced the studio for their one hour booking, with all Portrait Photographer Nottingham shoots I like to keep things interesting and fun so the children don’t loose interest.
Toni brought their 2 month old baby Andrew with them for some portraits, Toni and Trevor’s idea is to grace the studio on a regular basis to have their children portraits updated and see the changes in them as they grow up.
Portrait Photographer Nottingham sitting can last anything from 30 minutes to as long as you want, I tend to advise client to book for one hour allowing for children to settle in and burn off some excess energy and get used to their new surrounding.
Baby Andrew really was so placid and well behaved for a baby as he watch him older brother and Sister have their portraits taken, as soon as it was Andrew’s turn things soon changed and he wasn’t happy being on the floor (rug) or on the bean bag.
Even though Andrew was not happy we all managed to work together and get baby Andrew to pose for the few shots we needed, result we had succeeded !!!!
Remember to contact me for your Portrait Photographer Nottingham booking.
First Day of spring
Today as we all know is the first day of spring, well what a lousy was to start it off !!!
Yes in true typical English fashion the UK weather was snow, I couldn’t believe it when at 10am the white fluffy stuff started to fall from the sky like something out of fairy tale movie.
My kids were going crazy, Daddy can we get the sledge out ? Well no sooner had we had a dusting of the white stuff it had all gone and we are just left with cold and damp floors outside.
To cheer you all up I thought I would share with you our bride (Carla) flowers to warm you all up.
So what does it mean now we have had the First day of spring ?
Yes you have guessed correctly !!!
“Wedding season is coming soon”
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Hope you are all ok and keeping warm ?
Celebrations Party Cart
This particular shoot really was awesome, today I was working with Julie who runs Celebrations Party Cart and Toni who runs The Chocolate Chief we all met at the lovely Springfield Hall Sandiacre for some general product photography.
Celebrations Party Cart specializing in Wedding and Party Event Styling featuring a beautiful victorian styled sweet cart and sweet tables, Julie wanted to set up Springfield Hall like it was fro a true wedding day and have images taken of the complete setup.
Celebrations Party Cart offer a wide choice of competitively priced products and services, helping to make your day personally tailored to suit you and your budget and along with Springfield Hall you have a fantastic combination.
Their beautifully dressed victorian style sweet carts are a fantastic edition to your wedding day and a great way of keeping the children entertained.
The entire shoot lasted about 3 hours including time for a coffee break and a catchup with Julie and Toni oh and don’t forget i was also given the chance to sample that Party Cart sweets !!!!
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Outdoor Family Portraits
The 3rd of March 2013 saw the 1st of this years Outdoor family Portraits which was to be held at Wollaton Park Nottingham, the shoot started at 1pm and finished at 3pm.
My clients were the Bulgin and Bradbury family who book me for their Outdoor family portraits every 4 months.
Craig Bulgin who normally books me for his outdoor family portraits for his partner Sophie and their daughter Mia decided this time that more of his family including sisters Emma, Kerry and niece and nephew would come along.
The weather was a mixture between over cast and very often this big ball of light would make an appearance through the clouds recharging the kids solar batteries.
The equipment used for this portrait was as follows
Canon 35mm f/1.4
70/200 IS f/2.8
580 exii Flashgun
Elinchrom ranger kit
My client’s soul requirement for todays shoot was to have some beautiful Outdoor Family Portraits of their kids being natural and having fun, well they booked the right Nottingham Photographer for the job.
We started outside the hall with a lovely small pink wooden chair that I had brought along with me to photograph the girls.
Everyone was having so much fun and although Mia was the youngest she knows me so well she now recognizes me as the crazy photographer who plays all these running games and hide and seek.
After photographing the outdoor family portraits at the front of the hall we ventured to the back and had some fun on the grass to the right of the Hall as you look at it.
Now we were at the back of the hall and their was less wind we were able to use the reflector and bounce the light into our subject lifting the shadows just slightly and lighting up their eyes even more.
This outdoor family portraits session is the first one I have started to edit the images as a montage as well giving my clients the option to have one big print with multiple images it the frame keeping costs down and the wow factor high.
Contact me now to book your next shoot with me.
Prices start from an amazing £90 (£25 deposit required)
Nottingham Portrait Photographer
This Nottingham Portrait Photographer blog has a little twist to it as it turns out the the client who booked me was in the year above me at Fernwood Comprehensive school, Matt (Amabel’s husband) contacted me via my Facebook Fanpage to organise a portrait shoot for all the family as a surprise for Amabel.
The Nottingham Portrait Photographer shoot was to last one hour and would mainly focus on their 4 children as Amabel wasn’t keen on being in front of the camera, how ever that soon changed when we were discussing the frame they had ordered and that it would look great if the middle images was of the entire family together, we all soon persuaded Amabel and everyone was joining in the Nottingham Portrait Photographer fun.
Here are a few of my favourite image from the whole shoot, although some might say they are not looking at the camera we all felt that this image portrayed the boys in the best possible way show each of their individual personalities off.
This is the 1st time i have used these chalkboard signs as they are normally for my Wedding Photos but sometime’s you just have to try things and be daring and in my opinion this worked a treat for the Badder family, the 1st image you see was used in their series of 3 images framed as a montage.
I would like to thank everyone including Amabel who to start off with didn’t want to be photographed but i’m sure now you are glad that you did as you have a stunning family portrait to view in you lovely warm living room.
Why not view my last Portrait Photographer Nottingham blog.
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