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I run, and make most of the coffee at Field Photographic.
We're a professional photographic studio, and have been since 1989.
We cover a wide range of assignments including contemporary family portraits and weddings with a distinctive, informal and up to date feel.
You can view our main website at www.fieldphotographic.com or call us like the old days on 01773 769900 if you feel talkative.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Anna & Alistair

It was a trip to the historic old town of Repton a few weeks ago for Anna & Alistair's wedding at the lovely and exceeding pointy church there. Anna assured us that she was getting ready a mere 'few' minutes walk down the road at home, so after shooting the chaps arriving, off I trekked. For AGES! Eventually, somewhat more exhausted than before, I found Anna's place, and grabbed a few Black & White shots of them all finishing off.


Luckily the chauffer and the bridesmaids took pity on me and I got a ride back to church in a vintage Rolls Royce.

From there we floated around to capture some nice moments as Anna arrived and entered the church.







The best bit was still to come as the reception was at the wonderful Izaak Walton Hotel, in the middle of Dovedale - always a treat to visit with our camera.





We also found time to grab a few shots of the 'children' (big and small) playing in the garden.


Congratulations Anna & Al!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Princess Anne Opens The Roundhouse

The Roundhouse in Derby has hundreds of years of railway history behind it, and has stood sadly empty and decadent until a couple of years ago when Derby College took on the task of renovating it and transforming it into their flagship city campus. It's generally thought to be the one of the first railway roundhouses built, servicing locomotives from 1839.

We were lucky to participate in photographing the restoration project, shooting the site every two weeks, from identical angles, for almost two years to document the stunning transformation.

After such a long project, we were quite chuffed to be covering the grand Royal Opening a few weeks ago.









When you're a Princess, you get the best cake.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Julie & David

We spent the afternoon with Julie & David at Makeney Hall recently at their early Autumn wedding.

We first met Julie's family almost 20 years ago and it great to get together with everybody again.




The only thing that seemed different since the good old days was that there were lots of new children everywhere, who of course made for some lovely shots.





Julie & David also had a few shots organised with their daughters too.



And of course we coudn't miss out on a chance to get a shot of the kid's entertainer and disco in full swing. Couple of big kids (grown ups) enjoying themselves there too. Good on 'em.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Free Stuff!

Yes OK this isn't REALLY what we've been up to recently, but it is a great chance to get a free photo session in our studio JUST in time to solve a few of those parent's Christmas present problems.

You can take your free studio session either before Christmas to end up with a spiffy new portrait print as a present, or use your voucher at your leisure in the new year - any time before the end of March 2011.

It's really easy - just click it, print it, bring it, and claim a freebie!


Saturday, 13 November 2010

Chrissie & Matt

Chrissie & Matt had the good fortune of getting a gorgeous autumn afternoon for their funky stylish wedding at the beautiful East Lodge Hotel in Rowsley a few weeks ago.

We started the day upstairs to shoot the preparations, and spent the day floating around to get the feel of their relaxed afternoon.



I couldn't resist getting a shot of their order of service complete with bride promising her husband to be that she will 'make lots of poached eggs'. Fantastic stuff.


We grabbed a few discreet shots of the registers being signed without intruding, and finished the ceremony with a nice fisheye lens shot to show the whole wedding group.



After a few shots with family and friends, we got to take a much awaited golf buggy ride to the top end of the property where we knew we would get some great shots with the low warm autumn sun, and the beautiful Derbyshire hills in the background. What a venue!



We also took a stroll around the lovely gardens and lake to grab a last few shots before the wedding breakfast - including a great surreal art installation featuring three giant floating rocks and the surface of the water.



Last up was a shot of the lovely wedding breakfast room setup, and their stylish dolly mixture cake. Nice one!


Thursday, 28 October 2010

Kate & Matt

Kate and Matt were married recently at St Nicholas Church in Allestree, and then headed over to see our good friends at Morley Hayes for a great reception. We started the afternoon at home to get a few shots of the details and preparations.


We had a good time watching Kate negotiate the stairs for the first time in her dress!



Then it was off to church where we managed a couple of un-intrusive shots during the ceremony.




The weather was kind to us so we managed a few shots around the grounds at Morley before leaving everybody in peace just in time for dinner. Congratulations Kate & Matt!


Thursday, 21 October 2010

Katie & Kieran

We had a good and interesting day with Katie & Kieran a few weeks ago. They had a simple but stylish ceremony at Ripley Register Office followed by one of the funkiest receptions of the year in a marquee.





The couple happily obliged any and all requests to walk through fields, climb over (and, amazingly, through!) fences and down lanes to get some lovely chilled out looking shots - all of which summed up their personalities perfectly.




As Katie & Kieran's mode of transport was a funky old VW camper van, it seemed fitting to make the most of this amazing find - another old camper van looking, well, somewhat weathered.



No village fair theme would be complete without strawberry scones and cream of course. And the wedding breakfast? Fish and chips all round with REAL newspaper tablecloths. Fantastic!


The guests all settled down for the speeches before the meal, just in time to miss a real humdinger (yes, that IS a word) of a storm. Check out the last shot below for those clouds...





See? Humdinger clouds. Told you.