While I was exploring Central America, a small stack of Queensberry wedding albums was gathering back home, ready to be delivered to clients on my return. They're all super luxurious & beautiful but I was so pleased with Katie & Liam's I decided to order an extra copy for myself! My sample is a 10 inch, overlay matted version with soft satin prints & crisp chunky pages. For the cover, I chose an embossed mint buckram with an irresistibly tactile texture and a slight sparkle. The overwhelmingly popular cover choice for my brides & grooms seems to be the powder blue micro leather (which is actually 100% vegan by the way) so I thought it was time to show something different. This new album fits in so well with my little sample family! If you're on the hunt for a wedding photographer, you're very welcome to get in touch for a consultation and a closer look.
I'm pretty sure I said it on Facebook already, but my major memories of Madi & Gareth's wedding are of laughter and tears... often both at the same time! Her two sisters must have sobbed almost all the way through from morning til night, in the happiest way of course! It was wonderful to experience the day with such a sweet, close-knit family and touching to see the outpouring of love for the bride & groom. Madi looked super stunning in the bridal suite with her nude patent Louboutins swinging from a crystal chandelier. But I think my favourite shot is the black & white photograph of the bride & groom hurrying back through the gardens, the bride's gown hitched high off the ground and the groom holding the bouquet! Madi & Gareth were one of the final couples to marry at Caradoc Court before it closed for weddings and was sold at the end of the summer season. A shame as it's a beautiful location with picture perfect gardens, bright & airy interiors and a welcoming atmosphere that you don't always find in these old buildings. I urge the new owners not to keep it as a private residence! Anyway, huge thank yous to Simon for helping second shoot and for pulling me out of the still smouldering bonfire pile I decided to climb through to get one of the brick wall shots! PS. Here's a little extra shout out to Something Kinda Cute for the sweet table plan & stationery - their designs are fab and they've just launched in Australia!
These shots of Jonathan Wilson on board the Bristol Thekla have to be my most rewarding music portraits of 2013. Before the show we somehow found ourselves - Jonathan, guitar tech & all - locked out of the Thekla, in the bitterly cold wind only to discover that no-one inside the ship had any phone reception. By the time we were rescued, our limited schedule was squeezed ever tighter. But ultimately that is why I'm so proud of the results. The gear shots were taken off to one side of the tiny stage while the support artist ran through a quick soundcheck and the portraits were shot opposite the bar in under five minutes, just before the doors opened to the crowd. It's amazing what you can achieve if someone is only willing to spare you a few moments! After some disappointing past experiences with difficult and cranky tour managers, I am unbelievably happy to have this in the bag as (hopefully) proof that us photographers don't need to be considered an inconvenience. I think it's surely worth it for everyone involved if you're willing to give a photographer five minutes. The shots have featured in two magazines - illustrating this six page interview in Guitarist and a page in the new Acoustic mag (I've added a quick snap of this at the end).
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I'm Eleanor Jane and I am a freelance photographer based in Newport. I specialise in hairy metal guitarists, American landscapes and Disneyland. If you ask nicely I'll make your dad a mix CD.