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Blog Love – David McNeil Photography

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Regular readers will know I’m all about the love of my photographer friend David who did my Boudoir shoot, our Engagement photos and my post-wedding Bridal shoot. We he’s given me some blog love today so thought I’d repay the favour – go check out his website, believe me it’s amazing!

Who are the readers who have enquired or booked him by finding him via Rock ‘n Roll Bride? I’d love to know – don’t be shy.

From his blog:

Busy Day

Gosh, what a busy day it has been! I spent all day finally getting to grips with my workflow shift over from my PC / Lightroom to MacBook Pro / Aperture, and think I have finally found a way that lets me create some great looking albums every time. It’s amazing how much the little quirks of each system can throw you! I’ll be designing Julie and Dan’s album tomorrow so I’ll let you know how I get on. I’ve also had three further enquiries today for weddings in 2009 which is great, so there’s more names to add to my wee spreadsheet (I have a spreadsheet for everything in my life!).
I think I’m quite a lucky photographer as all the couples I meet are all great fun and are having weddings I’m really looking forward to shooting. With that in mind I thought I’d let everybody know that in January 2009 my website will be revamped with the re-launch of my portrait site and a new pricing structure for my wedding packages.
To secure the 2008 package prices all you have to do is send an email enquiry before 31st December. Exciting additions to the new packages include a day-after shoot, and free-download guest galleries. If you have already booked me then Christmas is a great time to start thinking about your pre-wedding shoot.
I’ll be posting a blog next week to help you start thinking about what style and location is right for you. If you have any ideas I’m always eager to hear them at photography@davidmmcneil.com
Finally a big thank-you to Kat, whose blog and posts have thrown a few enquiries my way! Here she is with a lovely little hat:

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Wanna see a few more of my photos he took? Go on then – what a lucky girl I am…
Fabulous yes?!

Boudoir Shoot/ Engagement Shoot/ Post-Wedding Bridal Shoot…

Melissa and Mark Do It In Style

The Bride, Melissa sent me these exclusive wedding photos last week and I’ve been desperate to post them ever since… so here we go!

Melissa and Mark got married on 27 September at The Jerwood Space, a fabulous art gallery in a converted Victorian school just behind the South Bank in London, and as Mark paints in his spare time, plus the fact that they live in a converted Victorian schoolhouse (I’m so jealous) so it really was the most perfect venue for them.
Melissa’s family came over from Australia and her 4 year old niece was the adorable flower girl. Rather than bridesmaids, Melissa choose to have four ‘best girls’ – two of her oldest friends from school in Australia, who both live in London now; Mark’s sister Juliet, and her best friend Dani, whose husband Benjo was our best man. The girls were in different shades of pink dresses by Wtoo by Watters.

Mark wore a made-to-measure suit from Marc Wallace, and his fabulous shoes are ‘Melly’ brogues from Shipton & Henneage. Melissa’s dress was from Caroline Castigliano, by Irish designer Sharon Hoey. The bride wore a veil for the ceremony, and changed into a fascinator after.

Melissa says:

Our fabulously talented photographers, Aga and Jason Williams, captured the emotion, fun and personality of the day; we are so thrilled with their work and I love how in some photos we look uber-edgy and in others we look romantically old-fashioned!

We did our first dance to ‘Fisherman’s Blues’ by The Waterboys, and named our tables after songs that meant a lot to us. We had ‘bowl food’ served for our evening guests, and a fabulous cupcake stand made by Crumbs & Doilies, whose stall at the Chelsea food market I visit regularly on a Saturday! Our guests travelled from all over the UK, as well as from Australia and the US. Quite simply, it was the best day of our lives.

And you know what the best part is (aside from being married to the most fantastic man in the world…)? We get to wear it all again, and have a whole other celebration, in my hometown of Dubbo, Australia, in March!

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