This month’s issue of Photo Pro has hit the news stands and this month I’ve been writing all about the awesome Marianne Taylor and those gorgeous french weddings she’s been doing recently! Enjoy…
Finnish born wedding photographer Marianne Taylor moved to the UK in 1999. She had originally planned to stay for just five months, but after meeting her now-husband, she decided to move over here permanently. Inspired by real life, real emotions, light and colour she aspires to create crisp, clean images which have the power to evoke the emotions that the subjects themselves might experience when looking back on them.“I am all about telling the story, but in a slightly romantic sort of way,” she says, “as I try to illustrate all the emotion of the day. What inspires me as a wedding photographer is revealing all the different layers of a wedding. There is beauty on the surface, in all the details, but there is also a deeper level of beauty present, beauty in the human interactions, in the real joy and the flow of emotions that abound on such a special day.”
When starting out in her current business, her work appeared to strike an almost instant chord with the UK market, and in her first full year shooting weddings (whilst she was still working full-time in magazine design) she shot 14 weddings. After taking the plunge into fulltime photography only last April she has booked 32 weddings for 2010 and is well on her way to filling 2011. Marianne’s success has translated into magazine and blog features, with her work being showcased everywhere, from magazines such as Cosmopolitan Bride, Wedding, Perfect Wedding and Wedding Flowers through to wedding blogs all over the world including Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks and, of course, Rock n Roll Bride!
Blogging was something that Marianne found an instant affinity with, since she was unable to share all her thoughts and feelings by simply adding a few choice images to her portfolio and was looking for a format that would allow her to speak in her own words. “A blog gives me the freedom to post as many pictures as I wish and really show what gets captured on the day,” she says. “I don’t even think about blogging as marketing as such since, for me, it’s the way I present a client with their memories. The added bonus is that potential clients will know exactly what they can expect, which means that most of the people who contact me are already on the same page right from the start. This means that I mostly get to work with couples that are a great fit and who hire me for the specific things that I do.”
Credit: via Everything Style
This week my Mum popped over with a Welsh wedding magazine that her friend had picked up…and guess who was inside!? I did an interview for “Your Wedding Day” magazine a few months ago and actually totally forgot I was going to be featured so thanks to my Mum and her friend for keeping on top of my press for me! hehe You can check the interview out here.
♥ Balloons & train tracks – Joel and Canice
♥ A bride in a Zebra mask! – Annabelle & Chris
♥ Strung Together Like Salt Water Pearls
♥ The Princess Lasertron dress line: how we did the shoes
♥ Incredible confetti shots
♥ Blushless 2011 - beeeautiful dresses!
♥ Problogger tells us: How to Make Everybody Happy
♥ Making A Traditional Service Your Own
♥ Mike & Tana’s 80’s Theme Wedding
♥ The best photo booth ever?!
Yeah, so I’m just being a big old show off now (am I boring you yet?!) but I got featured in yet another magazine this month!
Huge thanks to the guys at Get Married Magazine for picking me as one of their ‘Best Loved Blogs’ (and all you little kittens who miss the ‘old look’ Rock n Roll Bride can see my old logo/header again – the feature was put together a few months ago, before my rebrand, these things take time to get to real life print!)
The magazine is available in stores across America so thanks to Get Married Magazine for winging a copy to me in Blighty. Exciting!
The photo used was taken by This Modern Life Photo
I was honoured and super-duper excited to be interviewed for Eco Beautiful Weddings Fall 2010 edition. The magazine is now online so head over and check me out on page 32-35!
The article also includes some of my favourite wedding images from Eliza Claire, Kyle Hepp, Wildberry Studio & Design, David McNeil, Emma Case, One Love Photo and Made u Look Photography!
Huge thanks to editor Katie Martin for choosing me to interview for this issue
When I realised this month’s issue of Photo Pro Magazine would be the twelfth featuring little old me I got all contemplative. Wow, I’ve been writing for this awesome photography magazine for over a year – not only where has the time gone, but seriously how much has changed in that time!? Lots I tell you!
I wanted to make this article sort of a ’round up’ style feature – i.e. what have I learnt over this past 12 months and how have I put it into practice. One of the things I’ve totally loved (and I think most of you have enjoyed seeing) are my photo shoots. I also wanted to give an almighty shout out to the girls involved in this epic shoot with the article too.
For this month’s Best of Blogs article, I wanted to turn full circle and feature the work of the fabulous Noa of Feather Love Photography. Why full circle you ask? Well the images I chose to illustrate the post with were the engagement shoot that Noa shot of Emma Case (who I featured a few month’s back) & her fiance Pete.
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In the last few months I’ve focused on a lot of UK photographers – this is an UK magazine after all! However after featuring Steve Gerrard which linked to my Emma Case feature I really wanted to round this trio off by hopping over the pond to talk about Feather Love Photography. As I touched on a couple of months ago, Emma Case fell in love with Feather Love’s style and vintage aesthetic when she found her blog. So when she heard photographer Noa was coming over to London she jumped at the chance to have her photograph her and her fiancé Pete. This is her story…