It’s been far too long since I last blogged so I’m going to try to catch up over the next week or so. Starting with some shots at one of my favourite buildings – Voewood near Holt.
A large proportion of my commissions these days are property photography and it’s a part of my work as a photographer in Norfolk that I really enjoy. I’ve developed a solid system for shooting properties over the last 15 years of being a professional photographer which allows me to capture high quality property photographs efficiently and effectively.
I try to work with ambient light as much as I can, sometimes using a flash unit to lift the shadows a little but ideally I will shoot with room lights turned off which can mean very long exposures but captures the natural ambience of a room which is essential.
Voewood is a stunning arts & crafts house hidden in beautiful grounds and hired out for weddings, events & retreats. I LOVE spending time there and have been lucky enough to film & photograph there many times in the last few months as I’m working on a collaborative film project with film director, Steve Banks, and the owner of Voewood, Simon Finch.
Below are some still images I have taken which I hope capture some of the atmosphere of this amazing building. I also made a short film for Simon (with my partner Leanne (Samphire Films)) to showcase Voewood and filmed an interview with Simon telling the story of the building and how he came to be there….
Somewhere like Voewood definitely deserves aerial photography not just for the beautiful grounds but also to show it’s location, surrounded by woodland & fields and only a short trip away from the coast. Aerial photography is useful for many types of property photography – for estate agent photography it can be used to give a plan view of the property showing the boundaries but also for the reasons above – to show location & proximity to towns or the coast.
Simon & Kate’s wedding in North Norfolk last Saturday was one of the most fun weddings I’ve been to in a while, they had thought of so many little details and ideas to keep their guests entertained, from selecting a gentleman from each table to be the designated carver for each table (and having to wear an apron & chef’s hat) to a VW Photobooth and an incredible live band just to name a few.
The day’s coverage started at Kate & Simon’s house in South Creake, as you would expect it was a hive of activity in the house and plenty of laughter too! (more…)
This is the first post in my North Norfolk Gems series – a selection of my favourite local wedding suppliers and venues.
Throughout the next few weeks I will be posting articles with photographs and interviews with the business owners of the best North Norfolk wedding venues (in my opinion) and the best wedding suppliers including caterers, florists and musicians. The aim is to make this a resource for couples looking for wedding venues in North Norfolk and the best suppliers in the region to ensure their wedding is the quintessential perfect North Norfolk wedding.
It was back to glorious Voewood in High Kelling, Norfolk for Jo & Gordon’s wedding recently. Once again we had a lovely day for it and we able to make the most of the beautiful gardens & terraces they have in the grounds of this fantastic arts house.