Carolyn & Adam at St. Mary’s Stafford

Last weekend I travelled up the M40 and M6 to Stafford, to help my friend Gill Taylor shoot the wedding of Carolyn and Adam in Stafford.

This was my first wedding shoot since I moved back to the UK from the Caribbean, so I was looking forward to working in cooler, more comfortable temperatures – but also with light that’s a bit less bright than I have been used to! As it turned out, the sun shone, so it wasn’t all that different. 🙂

It was certainly a fun wedding to shoot – Adam is from Stafford (but of Scots descent, hence the Royal Stuart tartan) while Carolyn is from the USA, so it was a big get-together with family members from both sides of the pond meeting for the first time… (more…)

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Volcanoes and travel…

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Well it’s been an interesting week hasn’t it?

Ever since the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted (I cheated too and copied and pasted the name) and closed down European airspace I’ve been checking the news to see if it would disrupt my journey back to the UK next week. (more…)

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A North Carolina family at West Bay Club

I met the Weathersbee family at West Bay Club last Saturday – not perhaps the best possible weather for a photo shoot – it was overcast and grey, with not much prospect of a sunset – but I know from experience that in those conditions there is always a trade-off – no bright sun means no hard shadows, no squinting, and soft and flattering light instead!

So no worries – Ella and Brooks (the two children) soon dictated the way the session was going to work – it was all about running around the resort and the beach and just having a good time!


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A family portrait session at Ocean Club, Turks and Caicos

The Sacco family are regular visitors to Turks & Caicos (though this was the first time I had had the pleasure of shooting a family portrait session with them).

They were staying at Ocean Club East, on Grace Bay, Providenciales – we began the session about an hour before sunset, and as I usually do if the sun is bright I started with some photos in the garden area of the resort. Heading straight to the beach at that time can be hard on the eyes and everyone gets hot quickly!


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My interview on The Photography Parlour blog

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The Photography Parlour blog is always an interesting read, with hints and tips from professional photographers in different parts of the world.

This week it was my turn – I was honoured to be interviewed for the blog, talking about how I cope with shooting in bright light.


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Two families on the beach

Last Thursday I drove down to The Veranda, one of the newest resorts on Providenciales in Turks & Caicos, to shoot a family portrait session with two families – Patricia and Nyssa and their respective kids.

The kids were definitely full of beans – not really interested in sitting still while I did group photos, but that didn’t matter too much as quite often it’s the less posed shots that work out the best!


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Preparing for the move

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Busy planning my move back to the UK and the start of Chris Mann Photography as an independent studio... lots to get organized (including this website and blog). My flight…

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