Zoe and her brother, sister, parents, partners and assorted children holiday every year at this amazing house in Blakeney, the views from the front of the house across the Blakeney saltmarshes are spectacular.
For the full gallery of shots click here (although the family have requested that the gallery is password protected so unless you are in these shots the chances are you won’t be able to view them!)
It was good to go to Horsey beach for Phil & Louise’s pre-wedding shoot, I’d not photographed there before and it’s always interesting to try out new locations.
For the full gallery of shots from Phil & Louise’s Norfolk pre-wedding shoot click here.
A beautiful evening at Wells this week for Colin & Theresa’s shoot on Wells beach. We started the shoot in the woods and then headed round to the beach…
Below, while in the woods we came across this funny little thing hanging from a tree, the first thing that came into my head was ‘Blair Witch Project’ and weirdly enough as we did a shot of Colin underneath the structure Theresa suddenly changed….
For the full gallery of shots from this shoot on Wells beach click here.
It never seems to rain at Hales Hall and last Saturday was no exception for Lyndsey and Dan’s wedding at Hales Hall Barn, surely Norfolk’s largest barn style wedding venue (actually I think Hales might be in Suffolk! Sorry.)
Below, I couldn’t resist getting a shot of a bride with gun, not actually sure why, it’s just a funny combination!
Below, I know this is a very ‘old school’ sort of wedding photo but it’s still a fun group shot, I prefer to think of it as ‘retro’!
Below, Dan gets ‘all Goodfellas’!
For the full gallery of shots from Lyndsey and Dan’s wedding click here.
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As mentioned in my previous blog post I am pleased to say I am now fully moved into my new studio/workspace at Overstrand (just outside Cromer).
It’s taken a while and a few coats of paint but it’s great to be finally in, I’ve got loads more space than my last office which includes a good area for meeting clients and plenty of room if I need to do any studio-based work.
Last week I moved in the last bits & bobs, got the broadband sorted and installed the burglar alarm and have been meeting clients here this week. We’ve got all mod-cons over here including a cafetiere, a selection of different teas and a mini fridge well stocked with cold drinks (and even beer if the clients fancy it).
There’s never been a better time to be a client of Chris Taylor Photo!
Kirsty and Adam had a scorching day for their wedding at Bexwell, near Downham Market.
They were wed at the ancient Bexwell Church and held the reception at the stunning rectory next door which just happens to be Adam’s parent’s house, very convenient!
Below, the ladies had their hair done just over the road from the hotel they were preparing in…
Below, Kirsty’s father sees her in her wedding dress for the first time, an emotional moment…
Kirsty and her entourage arrive at the church a little late thanks to the original wedding car (a vintage Rolls Royce) refusing to leave the preparation venue. Luckily one of the guests just happened to have a large Bentley handy so they used that instead.
Below, pageboy Oliver got a little confused over the wedding etiquette of whether kiss Uncle Adam or give him a lick so Adam ended up kissing Oliver’s tongue! Luckily Adam’s ushers didn’t follow this new trend set by Oliver, it could have got messy.
Below, while the guests enjoyed champagne and some amazing canapes in the grounds of Bexwell Rectory Oliver got busy relocating the gravel, could take a while.
Not sure what the little fella had for breakfast but he was beating the big guys at a good old fashioned arm wrestle pretty easily!
For the full gallery of Kirsty and Adam’s wedding photos please click here (although they have asked that the gallery be password protected so you’ll need to contact them to get the password (assuming you know Mr & Mrs Brett).
It was a great way to start the day last Friday with a stroll along Cromer beach and pier with Ashley and Gemma, interspersed by a few shots followed by a drink at the Rocket House Cafe.
OK, that’s a bit of a lie, it wasn’t so much as a stroll interspersed by a few shots as many shots interspersed by a few steps inbetween each one! Ashley and Gemma were really enjoying having their photos taken and really making the most of having a morning away from work walking barefoot on the beach on such a warm morning so we kept shooting longer than I normally would.
Below are a small sample of some of the shots we got that morning…
For the full gallery of shots from this North Norfolk pre-wedding shoot please click here.
Yep, I’m now officially an ‘International Wedding Photographer’ after shooting Chatarina and Drew’s wedding in Finland although I have, in the past, shot a few weddings over the Norfolk border in Suffolk and that can be pretty ‘foreign’!
I’d been looking forward to this wedding for quite a while and I wasn’t disappointed, Finland is a beautiful country and the people very welcoming.
We started the day’s photography at Chatarina’s mother’s house before going for a few pre-ceremony shots with the happy couple at some great little spots nearby. It was a blazing day so I was seeking out the shady spots for many of the shots (no harsh highlights/shadows/no squinting), unfortunately most of Finland’s voracious mosquito population had the same idea so we couldn’t stop in the shade too long or we’d have been bled dry!
Below, Chatarina and Drew held their wedding ceremony and reception at their summer house on an island near the town of Vaasa, the house and garden are surrounded by wild flower meadows and all around the reception they had arranged the wild flowers in vases and jars. I know the British florists will hate me for saying this but these arrangements made such a nice change from the elaborate displays we sometimes see in this country, not only that but they were completely free!
Below, Chatarina’s brother and sister-in-law had arranged some after dinner games, there were some great ideas I’d not seen before including this one in which Chatarina had to try to identify her new husband’s legs while blindfolded. Sadly she got it wrong if I remember rightly!
Below, this is the summer cabin that Chatarina & Drew put myself and some of their UK & Finnish friends up in, complete with it’s own sauna and jetty with rowing boat, it’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it.
This was taken at about 11:30pm just before the sun briefly dipped below the horizon, re-emerging again at sometime shortly after 1am, it never truly gets dark there this time of the year.
My bro Nik (and friend of Chatarina & Drew and a guest at the wedding) returning from a row just in time for a midnight photo. (This shot is actually a little misleading as I have under exposed it to bring out the colours, to the eye it was a fair bit lighter).
Below, myself and middle brother Nik taken at midnight with no flash, apologies for my slightly unkempt look, we’d been living in the cabin for a couple of days when this was taken and I was becoming a little ‘feral’. No apologies for Nik though, he always looks like that! Many thanks to the legend that is Sammi for this shot, Finland’s answer to Ricky Gervais and scuba diver extraordinaire.
Below, had to finish with a sunset, great colours. Many thanks to Drew and Chatarina for commissioning me to shoot their wedding and for sorting out all my travel arrangements, thank you also to all of their family and friends for being so welcoming, it was an honour to be a part of your wedding day.
For the full gallery of shots from Chatarina & Drew’s wedding click here. Try the slideshow option for best results.
A few weeks back I attended a workshop by world-renowned photographer David Beckstead, I’ve already posted some shots from the first day’s shoot, on the second day I was asked if I could find a model+wedding dress for the day and Caroline, one of the lovely brides I photographed last year, kindly volunteered.
I’ve only just got around to processing the images from the second day and thought I would share a few of my favourites.
I’ve done so many shoots at Wells beach recently that I thought for a change I would go through the woods forst and then back along the beach, OK it’s not a hugely adventurous change of plan but it was just the slight change I needed to give me some new ideas for this great location. It also helped that Ruth and Sam were such great sports and really enjoyed themselves.
I know the shot below isn’t of Ruth or Sam but they were stood next to me while I took it so it kind of counts! It reminds me a bit of a Brian Lewis painting.
Below, another shot from yesterday evening, this one has absolutely nothing to do with Ruth and Sam’s pre-wedding shoot, apart from the fact it was taken on the way home. It’s a bit of a composite shot using some wild barley and another shot of the same area, just an idea I’m working on, watch this space!
For the full gallery of shots from Ruth & Sam’s pre-wedding shoot at Wells-Next-The-Sea go to my Norfolk photography gallery.