Norfolk has big skies. Because the county is so flat, you get a 180 degree view of the sky when in the open countryside and there’s lots of that here too. After we moved here, I was keen to see what was visible in the sky at night as we are in a rural village with no street lights so light pollution doesn’t cause a problem .
Last night I used my full-frame Sony A7 II and FE 16-35mm f4 lens on a tripod in the garden (and it was freezing!!) and took some long exposures using the 500 method (your focal length – in this case 16mm – divided by 500 = the shutter speed needed for stars to avoid or minimise star trails as the planet moves). These were 30 second exposures.
I’m so chuffed with my first attempt! Most experienced landscape photographers would probably laugh at my pathetic effort, but I LOVE the view of the Milky Way that I’ve managed to capture here. The images after these were all taken in our frosty garden the morning after…
In August this year after 16 years living in Hoddesdon, Brian and I moved from Hertfordshire to the beautiful East Anglian countryside. This means that I have become a Norfolk wedding photographer!
That’s not to say that I won’t be working in other areas – I’ll be travelling around to various places within the UK and abroad to shoot weddings, as I’ve always done. It’s just that Norfolk has some of the most fantastic landscapes, seascapes and wedding venues and I’m very much looking forward to working more in East Anglia.
I’ve previously shot engagement shoots in this part of the world, thanks to my clients’ good taste so I know some places very well, including Blakeney, Cley, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Sheringham, Cromer and Holt. I’ve gratuitously added some images of some these places to this post just to brighten up a gloomy, misty morning in late October
I had the absolute pleasure of photographing these two yesterday…
After I sent the couple’s image gallery over, I received this reply from Anna:
“Sqqqqquuuuueeeeeeaaaaaalllll!!!!! Oh my goodness Kim they are just sensational!!!!!!! I think we will def be ordering more than the 3 they are fab! Thank you!
I will be in touch soon with orders ”
I love it when I get feedback like this!
Just a first look today, folks.
I’ve just finished editing this wedding from yesterday (9th November) because I couldn’t wait to get it online for Emma and Alex. It was the most beautiful day after suffering an absolute monsoon on Saturday and the couple glowed all day long, making my job very easy indeed!
Just wait until you see the rest of this wedding – coming soon to my blog!
Sara and Mohammed had two weddings – an official, legal and traditional Persian wedding and then a pure party at Hedsor House in Buckinghamshire. My colleague Mike shot the party day and I had the honour of documenting the couple’s weekday Persian wedding in Berkshire a few days earlier – the weather was scorching and really fitted with the middle-eastern vibe.
After the register office ceremony and formal photographs, we all made our way to Sara’s parents’ house where a large marquee had been erected in the garden and been decorated beautifully for the religious ceremony and feast afterwards (and WHAT a feast!)
I absolutely loved capturing all the small details that had taken so long to prepare and lay out – the sweets, the flowers and candles. I also enjoyed photographing all the emotions on show throughout the day, from Sara at the Register Office to Mohammed’s father hugging his son to the tears that flowed during the ceremony at the house. This really was a beautiful day and I absolutely loved sharing it with Sara, Mohammed and their families, who made me feel so welcome I was very touched.
Please enjoy this taste of their day..
I love the whole album design and production process – and I especially love my couples’ reactions when they first set eyes on them. Time and time again I hear the same thing – “Our photos looked great on the computer but they’re so much better in the album!” Proof positive I think, should you need it, that there’s nothing better than a printed photographic record of your big day…these albums will last for many years to come and will invite you to take them out, put them on your knees and enjoy reliving your wedding day, time and time again.
RedTree albums are based in Kentucky in the US and this was a Japanese fabric-covered flush mount 12×12″ album with 20 spreads, showcasing a wedding that I photographed in October last year at Woburn Sculpture Gallery in Bedfordshire. The printing is beautiful and gives rich, deep colours which is a trademark of my style of photography.
Fabric RedTree wedding album
Fabric RedTree wedding album