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


Dan Morris Photography Best of 2017

Dan Morris Photography Best of 2017

Dan Morris Photography Best of 2017

Well that went quick! 2017, what a pleasure it was. A year of capturing lots of amazing memories for couples, their families and friends. It really has been a privilege.

Trying to decide which photos to include is never easy. Certain photos stand out to me at certain times, none more so than the first image and last image that I selected. The first photo wasn't actually taken last year and is of a lovely man called Naresh. I posted this on Instagram towards the end of summer 2017 and commented on it exclaiming "It's me :)" I asked him how he was and unfortunately he had found out that he was in the late stages of cancer ,which I had no idea about. Sadly he passed away at the end of August :(. An amazing man who was the same age as me. Sad stories like this resonate with me and truly emphasise the importance of our roles as wedding photographers. As for the last photo, well you can see for yourself :).

This year I have been lucky enough to visit some new wedding venues in the Cotswolds, all over England, back home in Wales, Ireland, Austria and finishing off 2017 photographing a crazy six day wedding alongside Tim Bishop in Dubai. So far next year I have some lovely new local venues, plus camera club is taking me to Thailand, Holland, France and Spain so far. Obviously all work :).

This year I also had another great experience of running a second wedding photography workshop alongside good friends Aga Tomaszek and Erik Halvorsen, this time at my home in Cheltenham. Helping others is very humbling and watching their progression throughout the year has even been inspiring. Another personal highlight was being asked by one of the world's best photographers, in mine and many other's opinions Ross Harvey to second shoot for him at what can only be described as an unbeleivable wedding at Blenheim Palace.

This coming year is already looking fantastic so here's to 2018. If you're interested about hearing my availability for your wedding please contact me here.

 

 

Dan Morris Photography Best of 2017


Braxted Park wedding

Braxted Park Wedding

Gorgeous blue skies welcomed me for an amazing Braxted Park wedding over in Essex. Two super lovely people, Eliz and Tolga welcomed me like one of the family from the moment I arrived. My first Turkish wedding and I certainly wasn't disappointed, with so much fun and tradition it made my job an absolute pleasure. I hadn't met Eliz and Tolga before the day and during the initial phone call I remember Eliz saying that they both weren't a fan of having their photo taken. Once I had met them I thought they must have been winding me up because they both looked fantastic. You'll see exactly what I mean below.

The day started for me with morning preparation, as mentioned the welcome was lovely and I had free reigns to capture the day as it unfolded. The early magic moment for me was having the privilege of capturing Eliz's dad seeing her for the first time in her beautiful wedding dress. Moments like these can never be replicated. The next moment that I was lucky enough to capture was seeing Tolga's grandmother showing him how proud she was. This was one of those weddings with so many special moments throughout. A mixed joyous and emotional ceremony that took place with two people so obviously in love. As for the aftermath, well! This was some party based around some amazing Turkish traditions and some serious moves on the dance floor.

A big thank you to Rideout Wedding FilmsKristina Gasperas Make upBrowns Blooms and Balloons and Jennifer Cakes who were all great to work alongside.

For the wedding photographers out there, this wedding was shot lane using two Nikon D750's with a 24 1.4, 35 1.4 and an 85 1.4. The dancing captured using an SB910. Please enjoy the images below as much as I enjoyed photographing this wonderful wedding. Eliz and Tolga thank you once again for having me along to capture your Braxted Park wedding.


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

 

 


Cornwell Manor Cotswolds Wedding

Cornwell Manor Cotswolds Wedding

Cornwell Manor Cotswolds wedding venue is absolutely beautiful, a hidden gem in the heart of the countryside – couples getting married here get the benefit of an elegant historic Manor House with exclusive use. It has a heated swimming pool (which was made very useful), it's very own chapel and immaculate gardens. Did I mention that it also featured in the film The Holiday? Sadly for the ladies I didn't spot Jude Law.  This was my first time at Cornwell Manor and it quite quickly jumped into the favourites category. I am super pleased to say that I'm already going back in August. I can't wait.

Katherine and Patrick flew over from New York to get married here and I could see why, there is everything you could dream of when choosing a wedding venue. Both families were so friendly and made me feel like part of the wedding from the start. The atmosphere throughout the day was just brilliant! Everyone was so happy and seemed to not have a care in the world! This was evident when Patrick's brother and one of the groomsmen asked if I could capture them jumping in the pool before speeches (see the evidence below)  I’m so pleased I was chosen by Katherine and Patrick to share their day with them and record some lovely moments for two lovely people. I wish them the best in the future and if I ever return to New York please expect a visitor :) Thanks again.

For the photographers out there, this was again all captured with two Nikon D750's using a 24 1.4, 35 1.4 and an 85 1.4. Flash for the first dance was a single on camera Nikon SB910

Cornwell Manor Cotswolds Wedding. If you would like me to capture your day here or another venue please Contact me for more information.