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Best of Blogs – Issue 11 ~ Feather Love Photography

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…

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Best of Blogs – Issue 9 ~ Emma Case

Anyone that’s been following me in any capacity over the last 6 months will be well aware of my love and devotion to Emma Case. Not only have I featured as many of her weddings as possible (I can’t get enough) but I’ve even been lucky enough to be photographed by her. I’d say we pretty much have communication every day (whether that be twitter, email, text or talking on the phone!) and I am honoured to call the talented and absolutely awesome lady my friend. So when it came to writing this month’s ‘Best of Blogs’ article for uk photography magazine Photo Pro, who else was I going to choose? Enjoy…

I heard someone on the radio the other day who said ‘it takes 10 years to become an overnight success’ and while in most cases this may well be true, I think I may have discovered someone who breaks this rule.

I first came across Emma Case on Flickr. She’d added some images she’d shot of a friend’s wedding to a pool and I fell in instant love. They were like nothing I’d really seen before – rustic, simple, vintage, retro, arty and just, well… real.  As these things generally go, life got in the way but I made a mental note that I must email this Emma girl and ask to feature the wedding on Rock n Roll Bride. As luck would have it the very next day I opened my inbox to an email from the lady herself. “My name is Emma Case.  I have no website but have just started my blog (http://www.emmacasephotography.blogspot.com/) I feel either very brave or very stupid submitting photos to your amazing blog as I’m not a professional photographer and never set out to do weddings, but when I started posting photos on facebook, friends began asking me to take pictures of them and soon it began to snowball. Ruth and Dan messaged me saying that they were getting married and explained the plans and I got instant butterflies as I knew it would be exactly my kind of wedding…”

Now not only did I love the images and the wedding but I loved her! I featured the wedding as soon as physically possible and the praise and adoration that followed in my blog comments was pretty much like nothing I’d ever seen for a newbie photographer.

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Best of Blogs – Issue 8 ~ Steve Gerrard

For this month’s article in Photo Pro magazine I wanted to highlight the work of one of my good blog-friends, Steve Gerrard. The Birmingham-based photographer is making huge waves in both the music and wedding photography world as his amazing cross-over between these two very different genres coincide as a huge benefit his couples who love his unique and innovative ideas and style.

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Steve Gerrard has bolted wedding photography on to a successful careers shooting for music mags and, as Kat explains, his blog is designed to win him clients who love his quirky style

I first discovered Steve Gerrard when he emailed me a little over a year ago to let me know about his newest venture, a wedding blog called Bridal Soup. He set it up with the intention of diversifying his audience, to be able to share his photography and personal stuff on his photography blog (www.stevegerrardphotography.com) and to share UK wedding ideas, inspiration and vendors. Over the past 12 months I’ve really got to know him a great deal. I briefly acted as a contributor to Bridal Soup (until things got a little crazy at my end!) and I’ve loved featuring his Rock n Roll weddings on Rock n Roll Bride over the past year.

The Birmingham-based photographer began his career five years ago shooting bands and working for NME and many of the big rock magazines, a passion that he still continues to follow to this day. It didn’t take long for Steve to branch into weddings after he saw how the industry was changing. He realised that many couples were looking for something a bit ‘different’ in their wedding photography and he hoped to be able to fill that role. “I loved the more relaxed, creative side of wedding photography and haven’t looked back” Steve told me.

With a rock music background and a no preconceived concepts of how weddings ‘should’ be shot, Steve began experimenting with unusual and fun techniques, one of his most popular of which being ‘painting with light’. Inspired by the great Jeff Newsom (www.jeffnewsom.com) Steve began bringing various kinds of lights to his engagement sessions and weddings to experiment with.  “The technique basically involves sticking a camera on a tripod and exposing the shutter for 20 or 30 seconds while my assistant and I run around with lights, torches, sparklers or whatever else we feel like playing with that day. It takes a little trial and error but couples love it because it’s so different to your normal wedding photograph.”

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My Vintage Boudoir Shoot Featured in Photo Pro Magazine!

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I am the worst for patience…the actual worst! I want everything now now now. So when I picked the newest issue of Photo Pro Magazine up and saw that not only was my article on one of my favourite photographers, David McNeil featured, but that my Vintage Boudoir shoot with the fabulous Julia Boggio was adoring FOUR whole pages, I literally couldn’t wait to share the scans with you. I hope you likey!

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Click on the images to make them bigger and read-able if you want to see what Julia said about me and my posing – Yes I am a big poser. It’s probably best to open in a new tab/window instead of using the lightbox view as I’ve made the scans maaahusive so you can read it easily.

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Best Of Blogs – Issue 7 ~ David McNeil

I joked about this on Twitter and Facebook yesterday, but it may actually be true you know – they might as well have called this month’s Photo Pro Magazine, Rock n Roll Bride Magazine because the awesome guys over there not only ran my regular ‘Best of Blogs’ article, but my friend and photographer, the way-too-fabulous Julia Boggio, wrote a piece about ‘the art of posing’…and guess who’s Vintage Boudoir session is adoring FOUR whole pages?! That’s right people…it’s meee! I can’t wait to share those with you (next week) but for now let’s get right into learning all about another one of my favourite UK photographers (and just so happens, best friends) David McNeil!

 

When Gareth and I married 2 years ago, reportage photography was all the rage – naturalistic, unobtrusive and apparently perfect for ‘capturing you at your most beautiful’. However in recent years there has been a wave of new photographers with fashion or portraiture backgrounds moving into the industry causing a shift in perspective as what the most flattering style of photography might be. After all, for most couples, their wedding day is the only day they’ll ever have professional shots taken so why not make the most of it?

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Best of Blogs – Issue 6 ~ Our Labor of Love

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Front cover image by Julia Boggio

In my Photo Pro article this month I had the opportunity to write about one of the best known and most loved collaborations in blog land. Our Labor of Love have probably been featured on every blog out there and when you see the stellar work of Whitney, Jesse, Micheal, Max, Matt and co. it’s pretty damn easy to see why. Matt’s own wedding to Danielle was so popular when I featured it (part one and two can be seen here) and is such a perfect Rock n Roll wedding that it was an easy decision for me when deciding which of their weddings to feature. Enjoy!

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