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

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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.

Hayley and Patrick's wedding in Estepona Spain

It's about time that I blogged this magical destination wedding. Estepona in Spain what can I say? So beautiful with breathtaking views over looking Gibraltar. Hayley and Patrick first made contact asking if I would consider travelling to Spain, after coming across a photograph I had taken of Hayley a few years ago at The Battle of London (Crossfit Competition). Hayley and Patrick now living in Estepona and members of Crossfit Marbella held their wedding at their home in the mountains of Estepona, no description needed, I'll let the photos talk for me on this occasion.

The day started with bridal prep and absolutely no nerves whatsoever. Super relaxed and smiles all around making me feel welcome. Next it was a small car journey up to the mountains for the ceremony, again happy people everywhere enjoying the glorious weather and the celebrations. My job made easy with a mixture of fantastic scenery and fun loving people.

Hayley and Patrick's home was looking perfect with help from the talented Love Weddings Marbella. Paella being the dish of the day with sangria being the drink of choice by many. The speeches followed with some great banter flying around from the father of the bride and best man.

Afterwards the bride and groom managed a personal best in their wedding day WOD (Crossfit workout of the day), keeping a little energy saved for a trek further up the mountain for some fantastic sunset portrait shots, before heading back for the much awaited first dance.

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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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Stone Barn Cotswolds Wedding

Stone Barn Cotswolds Wedding

A  wet wintery, though awesome Stone Barn Cotswolds Wedding was the order of the day for the fun loving Gabriella and Anthony. Two super relaxed people that took the day in their stride, which made my job a pleasure. First some morning prep at the Cotswolds Water Park Hotel in South Cerney. With nothing manic and no panic, these two took cool to a new level.

A warm welcome at the barn for my first wedding at Stone Barn (I'm glad to say that I've already been back since with more weddings booked there). A special thanks must go to coordinator Clayton and Chef Jason  for doing a top job and making me feel at home. Actually, see if you can spot Clayton in the photos below, a prize for the winner.

The day pretty much continued the trend of constant laughter throughout and I don't think anyone even noticed it rained. I had to multitask during the speeches, trying to capture moments whilst laughing at the barrage of banter and stories being told. This mood pretty much continued right to the first dance and beyond, showcasing some pretty impressive moves on the dance floor. With my coordination I looked on with envy.

For the photographers out there, the whole day was captured using two Nikon D750's with mainly a 35mm 1.4 and an 85mm 1.4 with the 24/70mm 2.8 lens for the first dance. The off camera flash work was shot using the Phottix Mitros Flash Gun and Odin triggers. The first dance setup was three flashes set in a triangle around the dance floor all controlled by the on camera Odin trigger. All images edited using Adobe Lightroom.

Gabriella and Anthony thank you again for having me along to capture your Stone Barn Cotswolds wedding and good luck in the future.

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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