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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.
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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Libby & Martin at Blackbrook House

Libby & Martin were married recently at the lovely & refined Blackbrook House. We had a great afternoon with them, their families, and friends with a really relaxed and chilled out atmosphere. As usual, we stopped off at Libby's parent's house for a few getting shots before heading off to the venue.

Knowing already that photography wasn't going to be Martin's favourite part of the day we made sure to keep the 'standing in line' shots to a minimum and went for something to sum up their approach to their day.

In keeping with the informal feel to things we spent a lot of the day just floating around, capturing events as they unfolded.

And got a great spot from which to shoot the ceremony itself.

Here are a few images from the rest of the afternoon.

My favourite thing for a confetti throwing picture is to slow the shutter speed right down to add a bit of motion blur - it really helps convey the impression of movement and life.

Of course, we also managed to drag Lib & martin around the lovely gardens for a few shots of the couple themselves.

And we couldn't finish up without cupcakes ;)

Congratulations to you both, and many thanks for a lovely afternoon!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Lisa & Owen at Etwall & Tutbury Castle

It was closer to the day than we'd normally like by the time we got together with Lisa & Owen, as Lisa was working in Germany up until a few weeks before the wedding. As it happened we all got on famously and we should never have had any concerns at all.

We started off by having a float around while the ladies were readying themselves to get a few 'before' shots, and continued through the ceremony and afterwards at Church. It was a great pleasure to bump in to two couples in the congregation whose weddings we shot a few years ago and had recommended us to Lisa - always a sure sign that we are doing a good job.

It was when we finally arrived at Tutbury Castle that we were let loose and given full roam of the grounds and ruins with the couple. Here's what we shot...


Our favourite shots were right at the top of the (numerous) steps - thanks guys for putting up with us! - where we added a little extra light from a wireless flash for a bit of drama, and well, what a sky!

Helen from Maverick Venues took charge of the marquee and made a fabulous job of the decoration and catering for the wedding breakfast.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Kat & Dean at Breadsall Priory

Here are a few shots from the fab day we had recently with Kat & Dean at the stunning Breadsall Priory. The couple had a civil ceremony at the priory and we had full use of the amazing gardens to run around in afterwards.

Of course we more than made the most of this, as Breadsall is one of our favourite local venues.

Kat & Dean's beautiful children Ruby & Dom were flowergirl and pageboy respectively, and showed up in more than a few shots, whether they were supposed to or not!

Although to be fair, they did tidy up the confetti for us after everybody made a huge mess.

For the rest of the afternoon, we spent a while just floating around capturing the atmosphere, an approach which everybody seems to love.

Only one minor bit of retouching required: Kat managed to scrape most of the skin off her finger the day before the wedding - she showed it to us, then asked for a close up shot of the rings on their fingers! Ha!

Of course....No problem :) If only we could do that in real life.
What a lovely couple, many congratulations from us all here!