Its always nice after a photography shoot to hear the customer would like a framed photo. To me photography is much more than just taking photos and processing them, I always feel when handing over a memory stick or sending a link to their online gallery that its just not the end product.
I love the idea of first capturing the photo through my lens and finally seeing it presented in a lovely suited frame, which looks amazing compared to viewing it on a computer screen. Of course for photographers this helps in presenting the photo(s) as we shot them as our monitors are calibrated for printing but it also helps viewers feel the emotion in the photo rather than being another nice photo among the many others on the computer.
I also enjoy the challenge of printing and professionally framing photos, I use nothing but the best lustre paper and traditional archival framing methods in order to make sure the framed photos last the testing times of hanging, sunlight, moving house, cleaned, boxed and everything else that framed photos often go though.
I use a local framing company to manufacture the frame to any size I want, I then print and frame the photo myself in-house, and its always a joy.
When I got the call from Debbie asking if I would photograph there wedding at Haddon Hall in Derbyshire I was more than happy as I personally love Haddon. I new it was going to be extra special when I found out the wedding consisted of only 6 people including Debbie & Paul, the bride and groom. Not only that but the ceremony was to be out in the newly licensed garden pavilion which I never even new was possible. We met up before hand at Haddon which gave us the opportunity not only to meet each other for the first time but to discuss styles and locations.
Having seeing the garden pavilion I soon realised having only 4 guests was perfect for this wedding, I also found out on the day that this was the first ever ceremony in the garden pavilion!
The day came and the weather was on our side and I must say, whilst a tight squeeze the ceremony was beautiful, very intimate and one I will always remember.
After the ceremony we made use of the gardens and long gallery for some formal & family shots.
Debbie, Paul and the 4 guests did amazing on the day, it was a real pleasure to witness something quite different.