Norwegian Wedding Photography Workshop

Norwegian Wedding Photography Workshop

Norwegian wedding photography workshop. From the power of Networking I met a couple of very talented wedding photographers called Eirik Halvorsen and Aga Tomaszek. One thing we all had in common was a passion for helping people learn. Wedding photography is one of those industries where there is no qualification or specific course to help you progress. When I started I emailed over twenty photographers and I received two replies saying sorry but I work alone. Since that day I have always wanted to share the mistakes I made so others didn't have to make the same.

The outcome of a three way conversation mixed with a common ground of helping others we came up with the idea of running a two day workshop in Stavanger Southern Norway.  There is no right way to do something, there is only YOUR way. This was something we all agreed with and by having the three of us reflected this statement.

Day one was spent in the comfort of Eirik's home and day two out and about shooting in the stunning Norwegian scenery with whatever light was handed to us by mother nature. Being the sceptics and our own biggest critics, something all wedding photographers all seem to have in common, there was a slight worry that nobody would want to listen to us. When again proving that little doubt wrong we actually SOLD OUT! We had attendees all the way from Oslo, England and Wales. People were messaging us about missing out and asking if we are running a workshop again? We are super pleased to say? WE ARE! It will be in Cheltenham 21st and 22nd of March. Please follow this link WORKSHOP to register your interest.

Here is a testimonial from the lovely

I recently attended the inaugural Norwegian Wedding Photography Workshop run by Dan Morris, Eirik Halvorsten and Aga Tomaszek.

The workshop was held in Eirik’s home, which was a great idea, as the homely atmosphere straight away put people at ease. In fact, it felt more like a bunch of friends having a photography meet-up! Dan, Eirik and Aga are down-to-earth and very approachable and it was interesting listening to 3 different viewpoints on various topics over the two days. I took away so much from each of them.

The following day we got to see some of the Norwegian countryside, stopping  at various locations on the way to photograph a lovely couple , Solvi and John. The scenery was breathtakingly stunning and there was beautiful autumnal light everywhere.

Over the two days, I learnt a lot and got to know a lovely group of photographers.

Overall, it was a fantastic and inspiring experience!!

Thanks again, it was a blast!!

Norwegian wedding photography workshop

temple guiding manor wedding

Temple Guiting Manor wedding

I was lucky enough to photograph a lovely Temple Guiting Manor Wedding in the sunny Cotswolds. What a beautiful place with a fantastic couple to match. Emily and Richard were so relaxed and obviously super in love, again it didn't seem like work for me as they made me feel like I was a guest not a photographer. The day started for me as Emily was just finishing up with her makeup and wow she looked great. Dad was obviously super proud and just kept smiling from the moment he saw his daughter to the moment I left and I'm sure beyond. Richard was then putting the finishing touches to his button hole before we headed down to St Mary's Church for the ceremony. A very joyous ceremony then took place with the couple's close family in attendance. On the way back to the manor we just stopped at a few locations for some relaxed shots of the newlyweds and I think you can see from the images below it was as if I wasn't even there.

Obviously blessed with great surroundings I probably could have spent all day snapping away, although this was an early finish for me as Emily and Richard had their party back home in London a few weeks later, with a little honeymoon to South Africa thrown in. Very Jealous!

Anyone looking for ideas for a little break, look no further, Temple Guiting Manor in the Cotswolds is ace.

Thank you again for having me along to capture your special day and good luck in the future.

For the photographers out there, this was all shot with with two Nikon D750 cameras with the 24 1.4mm, 35 1.4mm and 85mm1.4 Nikon lenses. All taken using available natural light that the main man upstairs gave us.

Temple Guiting Manor Wedding

Cotswolds wedding photographer

Dowdeswell Court Cotswolds wedding

A Dowdeswell Court Cotswolds wedding day. Where do I start? Well actually it was a nice early start for me. Close friends and family arrived for such a joyous civil ceremony at No 38 The Park in Cheltenham. Possibly one of the happiest, fun ceremonies that I have witnessed, even the registrars were in tears (not the cake for all you best men out there) :)

Karen and Molly (Nickname) what can I say? Two of the most happy, chilled and nicest people you could wish to meet. They left me to my own devices and let me capture their day without any interuption. After the civil ceremony it was on to the magnificent Dowdeswell Court where more friends and family were waiting for the main event. The reception was held in one of Papakatas Sperry tents, decorated with beautiful flowers from Flower Style Co.

The highlight of the day for myself, being a dog lover was Molly's present to Karen during his speech, the cutest Pug puppy called Percy Pig, who did extremely well on his first day of toilet training (see the photos below).

The night time pretty much continued in the same vein, having as much fun as possible was the order of the day. As you can see from the photos below when the lights went out the party really started.

It was great working along side videographer Mark Brown who is also a photographer for Superdry, plus help from photographer Stu Jotham.

For the photographers out there, this wedding was shot with two Nikon D750's with a 35 and 85mm lenses, then a 24mm lens for the dancing. The dance floor was a mixture of natural light, on camera flash and off camera flash.

Karen and Molly thank you once again for having me along to capture your amazing wedding day :)

Dowdeswell Court Cotswolds wedding.

Berlin anniversary shoot

A Berlin anniversary shoot, with a lovely couple from the German capital. This was organised by a friend and fellow wedding photographer Slawomir Urban. Such a cool city, I would highly recommend a visit. The architecture provided a great backdrop for the shoot with Dominik and Anne doing the rest. It wasn't all work, I did get to visit the Berlin Wall along with the Berlin TV Tower. With a few more destinations booked in for this coming year, 2016 looks to be very exiting. The camera equipment that I used was a Nikon D750, 35mm 50mm and 45mm Tilt-Shift lenses.

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The Greenway Hotel Cheltenham

A very mild Autumn day welcomed me to The Greenway Hotel Cheltenham , for the wedding of Jaime and Paul. The morning started for me with some bridal prep, helped out by the talented Lucy from Boolou makeup. After that I followed Paul on a little Cotswolds walk with Tyson the Vizsla. Next was a fun ceremony with all guests enjoying the laughs of Jaime and Paul. I then spent an hour or so capturing the enjoyment of the wedding party in this cool and relaxed venue. Paul looking very smart in his military uniform, which made the bride and groom portraits a pleasure to capture. The evening followed suit with the party folk arriving in time for some very touching speeches. Lots of dancing followed with a great atmosphere caused by the awesome band The Zoots.

Jaime and Paul thank you for having me along to capture your special day.

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Elmore Court Wedding Photography

Elmore Court Wedding Photography

A little highlight blog of some Elmore Court wedding photography mixed with a super fun happy wedding party. Elmore Court was initially built as a home in 1580, steeped in history with magnificent views over The Cotswolds River in Gloucestershire. It really is a photographer's dream wedding venue. The morning for me started with some bridal prep where I witnessed an amazing welcome blended in with all sorts of emotion. The ceremony took place in the main hall, Chris was a little nervous waiting for his bride Louise to arrive and walk down the aisle with her brother at her side. She certainly didn't disappoint.

The wedding took place on a very mild December afternoon with some blue skies peering through the clouds. Such a beautiful backdrop making my job an absolute pleasure capturing guests and the happy newlyweds. Later we headed over to the Gillyflower which is fantastic for speeches and obviously party time. Purpose built using all natural materials. Following the theme of the day the speeches were full of emotion and humour which then led us on to the main event, party time! Certainly one of my favourite times of day where guests let their hair down and are oblivious to the camera (see the photos below). Louise and Chris thank you once again for allowing me to capture your amazing wedding day.

If you like what you see and would be interested in me capturing your Elmore Court wedding please feel free to contact me here (after you've viewed the photos below of-course) :)

For the photographers out there, the wedding day was captured using two Nikon D750's with mainly the 35mm 1.4, 85mm 1.4 and the 24mm 1.4 for the first dance. The speeches were lit using two Phottix Odin flash units off camera and the first dance a single SB910 on camera. Another thank you goes out to Stu Jotham Photography who helped out on the day.

Elmore Court Wedding Photography