Puro Beach Marbella wedding

Puro Beach Marbella wedding

It was basically start to finish laid back fun in the Spanish sun at Puro Beach Marbella; the setting for this destination wedding. I was asked if I would come over by Valerie and Nick who hail from Holland and Australia respectively and now living in Tasmania together. Obviously one of those i'll check my diary moments for me :). Their amazing hospitality started the day before the wedding, I was invited to attend a pre wedding day bbq at Valerie's dad's villa. Little did I know that within 15 minutes of arriving I would be dragged up to dance with the Spanish entertainment. Certainly one way to break the ice. Hopefully it wasn't filmed and will never arise, nobody wants to see that. The day was just pure laughter and the first time ever that i've seen a bride cut the bottom of her dress off so she could practice some skipping, limbo and throw some shapes on the dance floor without restriction. All I can say is what a legend, though ladies please do not try this at home :). Or is there a trend to follow?


Soho Farmhouse wedding

Soho Farmhouse wedding

This can only been described as an absolutely ‘magic’ Soho Farmhouse wedding , one of the Cotswolds most exclusive countryside venues.
The wonderful Sami and Mike (a superstar magician) headed over from New York to celebrate their special day alongside 140 of their nearest and dearest family and friends. I initially chatted to the couple on Skype and even then I could see how in love these two were. There was such tender emotion throughout the day mixed with immense laughter and fun. The day started with the lads doing a spot of shooting and ended with a packed dance floor and guests feeding each other desserts with 5 feet long forks! Now that was an experience to witness :) (to witness it for yourself please see below!)
A big thank you to Aga Tomaszek for helping me on the day, Green Biscuit wedding films and also event planner Hannah Trevaskis from Soho Farmhouse. Sami and Mike thank you once again for having me along to capture your special day :)

Norton Hall Cotswolds Wedding

Norton Hall Cotswolds Wedding

A beautiful sunny day welcomed me to a fabulous Norton Hall Cotswolds wedding. This was my first time photographing at Norton Hall and on arrival I was impressed with what I saw, a great backdrop everywhere I looked. It was obvious to see from the outset that Lucy and Martin were two very popular people and it took me all of ten seconds to realise why. I hadn't met the couple though I was made to feel very at home, firstly by Martin (known to his friends as Bertie) at the Churchill Arms where he stayed with his groomsmen the night before. Then I headed over to the venue with the ladies who carried on the hospitality.

The joyous nature continued all the way through the day, which was a pleasure to capture throughout. An emotional but at the same time fun ceremony, great entertainment, awesome speeches and some top moves on the dance floor made my job an easy one. Just see the images below and you can witness for yourselves.

A big thank you goes to Anna (wedding planner) from Golden Pineapple who recommended me to the lovely couple.  I also have the privilege of capturing her wedding at the same venue very soon :). Others that played their part were the London Essentials who helped make the day such a fantastic atmosphere throughout. It was also ace working alongside Gary (Videographer) from Gorgeous Films.

For the fellow camera geeks out there. This was all shot with two Nikon D850's with the 24 1.4, 35 1.4 and 85 1.4 lenses. With the Nikon SB910 flash to light the dancing.

Lucy and Martin thank you once again for having me along to capture your very memorable special. If you're interested in myself capturing your Norton Hall Cotswolds wedding please contact me here.

 


Chateaux Rigaud Wedding

Chateau Rigaud Wedding

This Chateau Rigaud wedding was an absolute joy from start to finish. Even the thirty nine degree heat couldn't stop Laura and Philip having the most amazing wedding. A stunning venue close to the famous French town Saint Emillion, famous for its wine if you couldn't guess. These two super lovely and super chilled people headed over from Dubai, though both originate from Ireland. It's fair to say that the Irish craic lived up to all expectations. They even shipped over their own priest father Michael who entertained from the outset right up to the last dance when taking over the bands microphone to give his rendition of AC/DC's "You shook me all night long". Obviously achieving legendary status in the process. See the photos below to see what a great destination wedding this was. Laura and Philip thank you once again for putting your trust in me and i'm sure our paths will cross again hopefully some day soon :)

Those who helped make this day so good were especially the guests who travelled from far and wide and the very talented wedding vendors: venue -  Chateau Rigaud hair - Moira Borg, make up - Ariana Rose, band - The shuffles, also a shout out to Peter Hughes who helped me on the day along with Rodolphe of Best Day Productions on video.


Grittleton House wedding

Grittleton House wedding

This was my first wedding at the stunning Grittleton House. An absolute Cotswolds gem.

Built in 1660, this venue is steeped in history and was even the home of Grittleton House School until 2016. However, I’m glad this is now a venue as it truly is a Cotswold-wedding gem.
Photographing this wedding was an absolute pleasure. From a photographers point of view I was completely spoilt for choice with the breathtaking architecture and beautiful gardens. As well as being in a truly picturesque setting, I also received a very warm welcome from the couple. Nina and Steve were completely nerve free and certainly knew how to relax and have fun on their wedding day. I’m fact, it didn’t really feel like work for me at all as I spent most of the day laughing along with this vibrant couple and their fun loving family and friends. What a party! You can see some of these moments in the photographs below. Nina and Steve, thank you again for having me along to capture your special day.
I’m excited to say that I’m already going back to Grittleton House later in the year. And as always, it was lovely to work alongside Mr and Mrs Productions on video.

For the photographers out there, this was captured using two Nikon D850's with the 24, 35 and 85 1.4 lenses. The dance shots using a few Good AD200's which are great.


Wedding photography workshop Cotswolds

Wedding Photography Workshop Cotswolds

The Wedding Photography Workshop Cotswolds was held at my home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. This surprisingly didn't stop some people travelling from all over the U.K which is a great effort and being a sell out was very humbling. The aim of the game was for me to be an open book with no secrets and answer any questions that came my way. Some of the topics included in the workshop were off camera and on camera flash, capturing moments, editing and how I photograph couple's portraits with a live shoot where we walked around the streets and stopped when something grabbed my eye.  I didn't want to use models, so we could have a real world scenario to show what I look for and how I get people to relax and be themselves. Two very good wedding photographer friends, Eve Dunlop and Rob Tarren stepped in and basically pretended to like each other for an hour :). A lovely bunch of photographers who braved the cold weather also had the chance to take some photos of the not so in love couple. The sun was super harsh so a great tester and one situation that sometimes requires a little more thought process.  A big thank you also goes to Pixellu for sponsoring the workshop and offering a free year subscription to the awesome Smart Slides and Smart Albums.

Here's some feedback from a few photographers that attended.

"I have just completed a wedding photography workshop with Dan Morris. Not only is Dan an exceptional photographer, he is also an excellent teacher.
Dan is approachable and willing to answer all questions, offer advice, tips and knowledge. The days was so relaxed and all those niggly things I'd been trying to work out just clicked!
It was great to spend some time practicing with our cameras and putting into action some of the elements we had discussed earlier in the day. Dan really helped to make me think in a more creative way and  understand the benefits of using on and off camera flash.
Thank you for an excellent and enjoyable workshop which I would highly recommend."
Hannah Buckland Photography
"What a great day. Was made to feel so welcome and comfortable. I had visions of what I would take from the day but took away much more than I could have imagined. I've always been a fan of Dan's work, his creativity and ability to catch those special moments draw you in. It's not until you spend time behind him, watching him work you see his creative eye and ability to see things you don’t. I can not wait for wedding season now to practice what I’ve learnt. Thoroughly recommended".
Adam Beale Photography
"I had the pleasure of a day with Dan, learning about shooting within the photography wedding world! Awesome day, gained loads of information and had a great time. Met some great people also. Dan also took us out around Cheltenham to give us an insite to how he does what he does as a practical exercise. Well worth it and and couldn't of asked for a nicer guy to learn from. What more can I say except thanks".
Graham Davey Photography

Wedding Photography workshop Cotswolds