Tuesday, September 30

Pure View Photography

I can't believe it has finally happened, but it is now official. As of 1st October 2008 we will be Pure View Photography. Iain has built the new website (www.pureviewphoto.com) and we are in the process of sorting out all the stationery and new branding. Caroline from Working Smarter has been fantastic and has helped us to refine our ideas into something that we think works really well. We just love the new branding and can't wait to see our new business cards.

We are working on some fantastic promotions over Autumn/Winter and details of these will be posted on our website soon. In the meantime, I have updated the blog to include some of our recent activity. September has been a crazy busy month and October is already shaping up the same way. I'm not sure when we next have a free weekend but we are absolutely loving it. I'd love to see your comments on any of the posts below.

Arsinah & Michael's Engagement

On the same day that I was doing the family photo shoot Iain went to Brighton to cover an Engagement shoot for Arsinah & Michael. I met them both earlier in the month and went down to Brighton to look round locations with them. They are a really fun couple and this clearly comes through in these images. I so love the colour of her dress and I'm sure you'll agree that she looked stunning. All comments welcomed.

Family Photo Shoot

Earlier in September, I was asked to do a family photo shoot to celebrate a 25th Wedding Anniversary. I had been warned that the father of the family did not like having his photo taken. Sound familiar?!! The shoot had been arranged by one of the grown up children and I was really looking forward to it. Finding the house was the biggest challenge of the day, but it was definitely worth the effort. It was a lovely setting and the garden was spectacular, which is lovingly looked after by the mother of the family. The shoot went very well, even though I managed to fall over on some slippy paving stones. I was more worried about the camera than I was about myself. Here are a few images from the day.

Jo & Nick's Wedding

On 6th September Jo & Nick got married at Alexander House in West Sussex. It is an amazing location but unfortunately it ended up being an incredibly wet & rainy day. I mentioned in an earlier post that it was a "surprise" wedding. Jo had a significant birthday a few days before and the family had been asked to attend a birthday lunch, but in actual fact they were going to be attending a very intimate wedding instead. At one point only the hotel and ourselves knew this was happening, apart from the couple themselves. We had, of course, been sworn to secrecy. We had such a brilliant time with this couple during their e-session that we just knew it was going to be such a fun day. They ended up telling their parents beforehand but all the other guests were totally surprised. Jo & Nick looked so happy on the day and it was a pleasure to be able to have some part in this special day. Here are just a few of the images. All comments welcomed.

Caroline's Maternity Shoot

I was privileged to be asked by Caroline to do some shots of her "bump" as a surprise present for her husband. I ended up doing them the day before we went off on holiday for the Summer. It was a great day and she was really pleased with the images and ended up getting three of them framed. The present was for their wedding anniversary which has now happened and he loved the idea of these images to look back on once the baby is born. I can't wait for the baby's arrival sometime in October as I'm planning to do some shots in the first 10 days of the baby's life. Here are some of the bump shots. I'd love to have any feedback.

Jo & Nick have fun in the rain

Back in July we were booked by a really lovely couple to cover their "surprise" wedding in September. We went out for an e-session on a very wet & rainy Sunday in August. They had asked what plan B was if it rained and to be honest we didn't really have one so off we went and had a great shoot in the rain. They were great fun and really made the most of the day. And right at the end of the day a little bit of sun shone through the clouds and we managed to get picture no. 3 which is their favourite.