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Helen and Andrew's wedding album

I enjoyed photographing this wedding so much!  Such a chilled-out lovely couple - lots of smiles and always up for a few more photos here and there throughout their special day, in July this year at Tickton Grange.  And now I can present them with their finished wedding album by Graphistudio, all the way from Italy!

They chose a light blue leatherette for the cover (a first for me!) which went with their colour scheme.  With dozens of colours to choose from, even in the standard ranges, it is a hard decision to make! 

As well as adding the USB of all the digital images from the day, they got the canvas, which is included in my top wedding packages.

They chose one of my favourites (though I have many from that day) - a silhouette shot from later in the afternoon.

360 degree virtual tour example

I recently invested in a 360-degree camera and have been doing some sample "virtual" tours for properties to rent and buy around Hull, where you can explore the whole house while never leaving your own living room!  
Here is a virtual tour for a property to rent in HU5 Hull
Click the link to open 360 virtual tour: (webVR) Virtual 360 Tour
Get in touch for more information about getting Virtual tours for your property business.

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Louise and Josh - Pre-wedding / engagement photoshoot

We are building up to summer wedding season, so have been meeting up with the couples who are getting married soon.  I first met Josh and Louise when I was photographing her friend's wedding back in early 2017.  In fact she was a bridesmaid, so she had chance to see me at work from the bridal preparations through to the evening.

Like most couples, they were a little bit camera-shy, but we soon got into the swing of things, exploring the different garden areas of Willerby Manor Hotel on a sunny Sunday morning.

We talked about the things they liked and things to watch out for (we all know we pull funny faces sometimes!) and had some fun, in fact the shoot lasted longer than usual - we were having such a great time!

May was such a busy month for making albums!  Some of my wedding clients have been unusually keen to get their photos all laid out and printed.  Normally most people take a while to relax and think of anything but weddings, but just lately they've been on it (and why not?)!
Rachael and Danny were married at Hallmark hotel in Ferriby at the end of April and had their online  photos to view within a week (my usual target!) but they'd chosen their album selection within a month!
They went for a landscape format 30x20cm book (part of my standard wedding photography packages) finished in a smooth light brown "cappuccino" colour faux leather.

Sequoia suede portrait album - Replay

Having a real album to hold and cherish those memories just can't be beaten by digital media. 

This album was particularly special as it was a collection of photographs of a much-loved animal who had sadly left us two years ago, belonging to a good friend of mine, and leaving a big hole in their lives when he passed.  As a birthday present to her mum, we set about designing the book, containing some of her own photographs as well as ones I was commissioned to take over four years ago, where I had photographed many of the other animals at their family home.  I was lucky enough to see her mum's reaction when she was presented with it.  Lots of tears and happiness, just looking over and over again.

For the cover we decided on a beautiful sequoia suede -  as well as looking and feeling wonderful, it's colour was a perfect match -  all finished with a simple embossed name on the front - Replay.

Guitar Project

I've had this Hohner Arbor Series "strat" type guitar from new, which I bought at Cornell's music shop on Spring Bank Hull, when I was about 16.  That's just over thirty years ago.  Wow.  I had a blue Hondo II Les Paul style a couple of years before that, which had had quite a bit of modification work done to it before I got it, but I was very much into the Dire Straits guitar sounds at the time so wanted a Stratocaster of some sort.  It started life as a standard stratocaster copy - white scratchplate, 3 single coil pickups, with what I can only describe as a banana yellow paint finish (I think it was supposed to be cream).  Not sure what the other options were, but I chose that for some reason.    
Fast-forward a few years and my tastes began to change, so I tinkered with it, replacing the bridge pickup with a salvaged humbucker, and changing the pickguard to black. I changed the tone controls and overall it took on a different sound. Oh, and let's get rid…