When editor Danielle Harvey of Your Surrey Wedding magazine contacted me to ask me to submit some images for possible use in the magazine I was happy to oblige. I didn't think much more about it, but was happily surprised when Danielle got in touch and said that she had selected one of my images for the front cover of the magazine's 60th issue!
Apologies to anybody trying to view photo galleries or order prints at the moment - my shopping cart system is currently down - I am working with the cart software…
A bit of recognition is always nice!
A few weeks ago I was approached by the Wedding Photography Select website to feature a wedding that I have photographed as part of their “Real Weddings” series.
They also interviewed me about the way I approach photographing weddings as well.
The wedding I decided to have them show as an example was one of my favourites from last year – Harpreet and Tim’s Anglo-Sikh wedding at the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Hounslow, with a civil ceremony and reception at the very elegant Syon Park. It was colourful and happy, the couple were great to work with, the venues were eye-catching, and not only that, but the sun was shining! (more…)
Earlier today the fantastic folks at RedCart updated my website's online photo shopping cart (accessible via "Client Area" in the menu above) to a brand new version. The new version…
I was honoured to have one of my recent wedding photos selected to be the “Image of the Day” on the new “Spare The Details” photo blog – a website that aims to bring the focus back to people pictures in wedding photography, rather than concentrating on details, cakes, decorations and table settings, as many wedding blogs seem to do.
The image that was chosen was from Nina & Ryan’s London wedding photography at the Institute of Directors in London – it’s a documentary image that shows two small boys playing on the grand staircase shortly after the wedding ceremony. (more…)
Recently I was honoured to be included on a list of top international wedding photographers, complied by the Wedding Photography Select website.
I don’t generally put myself forward for this kind of thing (modesty forbids – though perhaps I should show off a bit more!) but they asked me if I’d like to be included, and as some of my favourite wedding photographers (people like Andrena Douglass, Jerry Ghionis, Robert Evans and Yervant) were on the list I was flattered and said yes! (more…)
While I’m very happy with the quality of the albums that I get from my two main suppliers, Jorgensen and GF Smith, I’m always on the lookout for something different to offer my clients, and at the SWPP show in January I came across a new range of books from Folio Albums.
I was very impressed by the quality and simplicity of their products, and decided to order a sample album from them.
I know Queensland Australia is half a world away, and we get used to seeing disasters on the TV so they don't have so much impact any more, but when…
Fellow photographer Travis Hill, based near Baltimore, Maryland, is the mastermind behind a very interesting website for photographers called "The Perfect Pose" - full of hints and tips and creative…
On 25th August my fellow professional photographer Paul Walker from Ayr is doing a “doggie photo marathon” – aiming to photograph as many dogs as possible in a 15-hour day! What for? To raise money for the Dog’s Trust (formerly known as the National Canine Defence League), a charity that does amazing work rescuing and rehabilitating dogs.
Every so often the members of the Digital Wedding Forum (a worldwide association of professional wedding and portrait photographers which I help to run) decide to do a “day in the life” shoot.
Essentially what this means is that people go out and take pictures on a designated day, to give a glimpse of their everyday lives or some aspect of the locale in which they live… (more…)
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…)
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.
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…