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Anita And Matt - Wedding Guildhall And Celebrant Service at Humber View Hotel

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This was a little bit different from the "typical" wedding, not that any wedding is ever the same as the last!  It is quite normal for the couple to be married in one place then have their wedding reception somewhere else, but in this case they had TWO ceremonies as well! Anita and Matt decided to do the legal bit at the Guildhall building in Hull, with just their parents and their little boy in attendance, so I went along to photograph that part, keeping it very relaxed and informal, with a few posed photos outside, before we all headed off to the Humber View Hotel (formerly the Hallmark Hotel) in Ferriby. Once we were at the Humber View, we were met by the rest of their guests, including flute orchestra, consisting of their friends, to play them in for their celebrant ceremony, conducted by Pam Medhurst.  A new thing for me was the ring blessing, where the wedding rings are passed around every one of the guests. The ceremony included some readings from guests, and the coupl

Property photography - why get professional photos done?

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If you are selling your house, there are more and more ways to do it, either through a traditional estate agent, or an online agent websites.  However, people will always want to to see what the house looks like first, so they need something to  grab their attention and encourage them to look further. Whichever way you market your property, you will want good images that are clear, bright and professional.  Buying a house is usually the most expensive purchase someone will ever make, so we need to make people keep from scrolling past.  Even the most beautiful of houses can be passed by if they have drab images, and vertigo-inducing "artistic" angles (usually pointing at the floor to "get everything in") make it look like the camera was just thrown into the room.  Have a look through Rightmove or Zoopla and you will see what I mean.   If you have a house to sell, insist on quality images.  Having your own images means you can shop around and use them where you want,

Property Photography - Avenues Area Hull

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I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely home on Clumber Street this week, hidden away in the "Dukeries" area of Hull, near Princes Avenue.  Very cosy and immaculately-presented throughout, this two-bedroomed terrace is bound to go quickly!  Going on the market with Reeds Rains of Hull 

Chantelle and Andrew - low-key wedding at Hull Guildhall and Old Town

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Andy and Chantelle just wanted a small amount of coverage for their wedding photography - happily, I could do that!   It was late in the day and in January, so the light was already fading.  After the ceremony, all they asked was for some photos of some family groups outside the Guildhall and then some of them as a newly-married couple whilst having a wander around the cobbles streets of the old town in Hull.  Nothing too "stare at the camera and smile" they said, which meant we could have a little bit of fun and get some very natural photos of them just being loving together, and wow, they were great.  With such a short window of opportunity for the light, we got very lucky and even the weather held off, giving us a beautiful sky!