Here is a selection of photographs that I have taken working as a second shooter for Dave Nunn Photography during Emily and Dan’s wedding in Worcestershire. It was my second wedding working as a second shooter and although the day … Continue reading →
We were delighted to be asked by local PR Agent, Estelle Bradley to photograph a visit by the lovely Charlotte Dujardin, double Olympian Gold Medalist and a fabulous icon to all. Charlotte was visiting local riding centre, Knowle Hill Equestrian Centre … Continue reading →
Meet Emma and her ex-racer Thoroughbred Ashley. Now this photoshoot is a little different to others I’ve shared because this time, I wanted to try out my new idea of glamour and horse, so I came up with Divas … Continue reading →
Today, I introduce you to Rob and Luisa who were married in May this year, in the wonderful Peak District. Rob and Luisa met at university and started dating after working on a uni project together. Luisa, was born and raised in Essex and Rob is from Hathersage, Derbyshire. I think it’s great that they both decided to hold their wedding in Derbyshire.
The day we met Rob and Luisa at the Sir William Pub in Hathersage, we knew after chatting to them that we wanted to film their wedding. Luckily for us they booked us. Such a great couple to work with full of laughter and most of all, love. The wedding day was in just one word “perfect”.
Rob and Luisa were married at Eyam Parish Church. The sun shone and it was lovely and warm. The village of Eyam (nestled in the Peak District between Sheffield and Curbar) is notably famous for the bubonic plague (Black Death outbreak in Derbyshire which killed around 260 village people in the 17th Century). After the beautiful ceremony, the couple held their reception on a friend’s farm in Hathersage. Rather than have a traditional looking marquee, Luisa and Rob had opted for 3 tipis. Inside the tipis were decorated with paper lanterns and bunting! A really vintage inspired country look with bales of hay for guests to seat on outside. We had a fantastic time filming and spending the day with Luisa, Rob, their family and friends.
So what have we been up to this week. Well aside from editing a beautiful Peak District wedding…. I’ve also co-produced my first ever book trailer for my wonderful sister-in-law, Heather Hill.
It sounds easy right? It’s more complex than you think…. why? It took a lot of good friends, time and patience plus lots of filming at various locations in South Derbyshire to create a look of one honeymoon destination in Greece. The weather had to be perfect for a sunset ride on horseback sporting yes a bikini, that in itself is a challenge, it’s risky (no hat nor saddle) plus it’s on a horse, horses can be unpredictable but Charlie and his owner Estelle were just perfect for the role, I really couldn’t have got any better. Both were superstars throughout and I cannot thank them enough for doing this on mine and Heather’s behalf. Next on the thank you list is my wonderful daughter for helping with one of the scenes which brought together an explosion of laughter over a fish, yes seriously a fish!!
Now I’m not going to give the game away about the film or what the book is about, I’ll just let you watch the trailer!!! The trailer was filmed using DSLRs and edited in Final Cut Pro X (again a first for me, but I am rather pleased with it).
Savina and Dheeraj’s wedding took place up in the North East at the Gateshead Hilton Hotel, Newcastle Upon Tyne. We’d been filming a wedding locally on the day before so we knew it would be an early start as we had to travel up to Newcastle. Camera batteries charged, footage from the day before all backed up, we were ready. At 6.00am we left home to make the 3 hour journey to the North East. Being a Sunday and early, the roads were very kind to us. The Sehra Bundi ceremony was to take place at 10.00am, followed by the Baaraat, the milnis (full of laughter) the actual Hindu wedding ceremony and then the evening celebrations. the party was excellent with guests dancing along to popular music tracks sang by Navin Kundra.
It was an action packed day from start to finish but a thoroughly enjoyable one. Savina her family and guests made us very welcome. Savina, is a very beautiful young lady and we wish her and Dheeraj many, many years of happiness in there married life together.
We filmed the whole wedding using DSLRs in particular, the Canon 5D MKIII, Canon 7D and the Canon 600D that we use purely on the Slider. For audio recording, we set the Zoom H4N directly into the DJ,s sound system to get good quality audio. For back-up we used a couple of DS40′s.
Today, I introduce the lovely Emma and her horse Bertie a skewbald ISH. These photos were taken a few weeks ago from a voucher that was purchased for Emma by her lovely friends last Christmas. Lots of fun but most of all, the shoot was essentially to capture the relationship between Emma and Bertie. It’s not very often that you get the opportunity to capture some natural movement shots but that day I was so lucky to shoot some great images.
Anna and Mark are a really charming couple, lovely in every way and it was great to share their day with them, their family and friends. The happy couple were married at St Giles Church in Sheldon, near Birmingham. After the wedding ceremony, it was off to the Drayton Manor Park Hotel, near Tamworth for the reception.
A carousel ride, a automnal sunny day was enjoyed by all! I chose “All you need is Love” by The Beatles as it really truly fits to Anna and Mark’s wedding day and their personalities of not only them but those who were there on the day. So much love and happiness was shared by everyone.
Anna’s wore a gorgeous lace dress, designed by the super talented “Justin Alexander“. The church service was very special with two vicars conducting the ceremony made very personal to Anna and Mark being regular attendees. Photographer on the day was Chris Ward Photography, a really nice guy to work alongside of. It was a lovely wedding to have filmed and hope you enjoy the highlights.
I was asked to do a small product shoot for two local bespoke Derbyshire businesses. The photos would be used to launch new products to the two existing businesses on their websites. It was great to do and I look forward to doing my next one!!
Here at Midway Media we continue to invest in our filming and photography gear. Today, I introduce you to our 2 Drones. The Parrot AR Drone II (which we’ve had for a little while just never used) and our latest one which arrived today being the DJI Phantom II Vision. If you’re not to sure what they are, the photos below will explain but basically they film or photograph from the air. We’re really looking forward to incorporating new aerial shots into our filming!! I must point out, that a licence is required for the commercial flying of the Drone.