[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_text]Early this month was the wedding of Jessica and Zack. There wedding was at Wortley Hall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Its a lovely venue with acres of grounds, and very well kept too. The young couple were a pleasure to work with, relaxed and really made the most of there day.
I was there from the bridal prep until a little after the first dance. I find the first dance the a great time to capture people having fun, usually people who dont normally dance will dance.
In the highlights that Il post at the end, youll see ive added just a selection of images. It sums the day up really. If you would like to see more of what I do, or see how a wedding looks in print. Ive a selection of wedding albums in studio.
I was approached by Red10 Training Academy, Doncaster. To work on a photoshoot idea they had. It sounded great as alot of effort was going into it. It does make shoots alot better to work on. The collaboration featured some of the best companies and hotel in the area.
The location for the shoot was the Mount Pleasant Hotel, a wonderful venue for weddings, birthdays, christenings or even funerals or just a break away. The bridal gowns were provided by Victoria House of Armthorpe who supply all of your designer bridal needs along with prom and mother of the bride. The Jewellery and accessories were provided by Venezia Designs of East Laith Gate, a lovely boutique nestled in the heart of town the stock some really exclusive and stunning labels.
After a full day or prep the ladies were all ready, so I arrived at the hotel at 3pm to set up. We had planned to do the bridalwear outside but as usual the weather got the better of us. So we stayed indoors and used an area graced with antique wooden doors for the backdrop. It still worked very well. I kept the lighting very simple. A 2 light set-up with one being a huge octabox for the main light and a smaller for rim/fill. I set my lights a certain way as to still keep the ambient of the room. A little how I approach wedding images when photographing an actual wedding. The hotel were great, making sure we had everything we needed.
We worked very well and managed to get a wrap by around 6pm. I was shooting direct to the laptop wirelessly so the team could view the images as we went and choose the best for edits. This saves alot of time for all involved. I find then the images we edit are always keepers.
Ive 2 sets of images to show you. One set is behind the scenes and the prep. The 2nd will be the finished edits. It was great fun, yet productive.
Heres the first set. Taken by one of the team with there camera. If you right click you should be able to view full size. copyright Lee Archer & Red10
Elsie came to the studio when she was just 7 days old. She was such a cutie. She was also hungry for most of the shoot so some shots are awake. Normally the aim is for sleepy shots and the baby posed a certain way. However, I do like it when a baby so young can look into the camera.
This was the first time Id used the new Vintage Parcel Scales. I think they look great with a shabby chic throw and the baby comfy on top. A parent is always just out of shot, in some he is under the shot. Safety is key.
I have a mix of newborn outfits, bows, headbands etc. You can also bring your own. These shoots last around 2 hours depending on feeds etc. I charge £65 currently and that also includes a 10×8 print. If you would like to know more, please ask via the contact button.
Here are the Highlights – right cick to view image full size
Ive known Richard for a couple of years since he had a fitness shoot with me.(photo-flex) we seem to get on great and have kept in touch.
We spoke about doing some headshots for agencies etc, then the idea of using some roles came up. He has worked on a Viking program and wanted to use the outfit, Great idea, I thought. So we arranged the shoot at my studio in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
We had alot of fun looking at how to pose and light the shots. Headshots work well using a rembrant style light. And the themed shots more moody. I do love a challenge too. I think we ended up with some great shots. I have photographed up and coming actors before and a few singers/groups. Its a little different and we can get creative. I hope you like these shots. Right click to view at full size. Please do not use for your own use, but do share.