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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.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Lisa & Paul's Wedding at Breadsall Priory

What a busy autumn we had last year - there are still a good few weddings from last autumn I will post here sometime soon. Today though is the story of our trip to Breadsall Priory for Lisa & Paul's civil wedding there.

First up was a stop in at home to check up on everybody.




The limo driver pulled off a mean parking feat by fitting in this space, and everybody popped out to have a look.


Then we headed off to Breadsall to meet up with Paul and his best man.


The shot below suitably sets the tone for the afternoon :)



The afternoon was a good mix of informal photojournalistic shots, and posed official shots, like this of the bridal party arriving with a seriously fancy door in the background.



Lisa & Paul's son joined them for the ceremony, and I settled quietly down at the back.




I love this cute shot of mum and son having a quick cuddle.


And below is yet another 'defies captioning' shot...




We managed a nice stroll around the grounds to catch some lovely autumnal colours, until it was time for dinner.


Congratulations Lisa & Paul!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Kathryn & David's Wedding at Sutton Bonington Hall

We made a trip down to the lovely Sutton Bonington Hall in November, hoping the early winter weather would be kind, and we were not disappointed.

I arrived to glorious sunshine and surprisingly warm temperatures, but first job was to scoot up to check on Kathryn's progress, and of course grab a few shots.




Meanwhile downstairs David and his best man were arriving, and lining up the Mini in pride of place for a photocall.


Below is a favourite shot mine showing Kathryn and her mum ready to head down and make their entrance for the ceremony, a lovely semi-silhouette.



Keara the bridesmaid was my new bestest friend. All day. :)


The registrars allowed us a few non-intrusive shots during the ceremony, and we got this lovely angle looking all the way down from the back.

Afterwards, Kathryn looked a little more relaxed!


We were so lucky with the weather, I had no trouble in convincing everybody to head outside while I climbed clumsily out of the bathroom window to get a nice elevated viewpoint.



After a few family shots, I got some time to float around and get some more informal shots of people enjoying the weather, before I put Kathryn & David back to work.







Years ago, we used to work really hard to avoid lens flare from the sun shining in our lenses, but I love that styles have changed so much that we actually positioned the couple the couple to backlight them, and catch some flare from the low November sun.



Eventually we headed inside for a warm-up, and to get a shot on the lovely staircase.


The picture below really deserves a decent caption, but really, I have no idea...


Check out the gorgeous conservatory that the wedding party occupied for their wedding breakfast, all cosy and comfy as dusk fell. Lovely.


Congratulations Kathryn & David!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Victoria & Andy's Wedding at Hazelwood Church & Shottle Hall

Still in Autumn (sorry, I know, I'm catching up) we got to visit Hazelwood Church and the beautiful Shottle Hall to spend the afternoon with Vicky & Andy. It was the second family wedding in a year I had shot for them, having also had the priveledge of being there for Vicky's twin sister's wedding the December before.

Everybody was getting themselves ready over at Shottle, so that was first the stop of the day.



Then it was soon time to make the short drive through the lovely Derbyshire countryside to Hazelwood, to meet the chaps.


Although we do love to show off our informal work on here, we still believe in capturing nicely posed, 'official' shots too, just like when the bridesmaids and Vicky's mum arrived.



We weren't short of chances for some great photojournalistic shots either though, especially of our new young friend, whom we got on really well with!



After the ceremony, and some fun with the confetti, we all made our way back to the hall, and I assembled everybody for one of my favourite shots, hanging out of the upstairs window.



Now with the amazing surroundings over at Shottle, I sometimes get some odd looks when I suggest to my Bride & Groom that we might want to visit the lovely, rickety old outbuilding usually tucked away out of view, but when we get results like these below, they come round to the idea quite quickly.

Sometimes it's good to turn your back on the obvious rolling hills and splendid gardens, and focus on some smaller details for a few minutes.



We made the most of the autumn sunshine with the shot below, filled in heavily with a fully zoomed in flash head.





We finished up with a couple of shots to show off the beautiful Orangery, just as everybody took their seats for the speeches and the meal.



And cupcakes.


All in all, an enthusiastic thumbs up all round!


Congratulations Vicky & Andy!