Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer: Blog https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer (Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:40:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:40:00 GMT https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/img/s/v-12/u76931024-o338170622-50.jpg Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer: Blog https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog 120 80 Best wedding photography of 2019 https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2020/2/cheshire-wedding-photographer/best-of-2019 2019 was an amazing year!
I celebrated 10 years of "sticking it to The Man" and running my own business as a wedding photographer. It’s been a fantastic journey, and I still genuinely get excited about every wedding I photograph. This is all down to you guys, my cool couples. I run a Bridezilla free zone, so all the weddings I get asked to photograph are fun, relaxed celebrations of two people in who just want to snog each others faces off and party!

As always with my end of year posts I pick out the shots that I personally love. Some are the posed couple shots that I’m known for taking, or the unique angles that I try to find at each wedding but most are the quirky little moments that you can’t plan for, these are ones that make me smile the most.
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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2020/2/cheshire-wedding-photographer/best-of-2019 Sun, 02 Feb 2020 22:05:39 GMT
#selfietime 2019 https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2020/1/-selfietime-2019 Quite often when I'm working I see some great light or location for a photo and need to test how a shot will work but there is no one around, so I have to be my own model and take a selfie.
A lot of these never get edited and are deleted, but this year I decided to start sharing a few they started off as quite typical selfie style shots, but over the year they have evolved and taken on a life of their own, and now if I have time on a wedding or commercial shoot I like to try and create something a bit different...



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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2020/1/-selfietime-2019 Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:53:20 GMT
Best wedding photography of 2018 https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2019/2/best-cheshire-wedding-photography 2018 has been an interesting year, breaking my foot in July just before peak season, and photographing the summers weddings wearing one of those massive walking boots wasn’t something I planned for.
In September we moved 200 miles north, and I am now a Cheshire wedding photographer.

Things are going well and I’ve already taken bookings for Cheshire, Staffordshire and Lancashire weddings, as well as continuing to work in London and the South East.
I’ve put a lot of miles on my car, and listened to even more music than I usually do!

As with previous years I’ve tried to avoid the obvious photos in favour of the unique moments that make each wedding different and tell a story, and that is something I cannot do without my amazing brides and grooms. I say it every year, but its my cool couples and their bat shit crazy wedding guests that set my photos apart from normal wedding photography!
You rock!  

This year I'm going to give you the choice I never had. (If you know the film that line came from, we will definitely get along) 
You can either sit back and watch the photos as a video on the link above, or scroll through them nice and big at your own pace below. 

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If this made you smile, laugh or go "Awwww" at least once, please share it, or write me a nice comment below.
If you want to get in touch about me photographing your wedding please contact me on the link below.
At the time of writing I still have some dates left for 2019 and I'm taking bookings for 2020 and 2021.
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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2019/2/best-cheshire-wedding-photography Fri, 01 Feb 2019 14:13:39 GMT
Best wedding photography of 2017 https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2018/3/best-wedding-photography-of-2017 Holmes ChapelBest-wedding-photography-2017-1001

Each year the weddings I am asked to photograph keep getting cooler, more now than ever before couples want to do things differently and not follow rules or traditions, these are some of the most unique, crazy and fun wedding to photograph, and 2017 was full of them!

I was lucky enough to photograph some amazing locations from beaches, to back garden woodlands, and festival themed weddings to finally getting to work at the beautiful Asylum Chapel in London, but more important than any of the venues, what makes my job so much fun and my photos so unique are all the different people I get to work with and I want to say thank you to every couple who invited me to be part of their wedding day, as always, I couldn’t do this without you, you rock!

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2018/3/best-wedding-photography-of-2017 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 14:42:06 GMT
Best of 2016 https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2017/1/quirky-cool-wedding-photos/best-of-2016 It is always tough choosing which wedding photos will make the cut for my end of year “Best of” collection.
It’s like choosing which cat, or child is your favourite. (I have 3 cats and 1 child)

I initially had well over 300 photos in my first draft, and I gradually cut it down to the 120 or so you see here. The brief I set myself was that the photos should provoke a reaction. So, with that in mind, I tried to avoid the obvious photos that I take at every wedding. I wanted to include the unique photos, the personal photos, the ones where skill and luck collide, whether they make you laugh, cry, or just go “Wow” that’s a pretty cool wedding photo.

Anyway, I’m starting to sound a bit pretentious, so I will just finish of by saying “Thank you” to the real stars of the show, my bloody amazing bride and grooms, and all their crazy guests!

This shit could not happen without you!
You rock!

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2017/1/quirky-cool-wedding-photos/best-of-2016 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:38:24 GMT
Lilly & Toms winter wedding at Home House https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2016/12/lilly-toms-winter-wedding-home-house Lilly and Tom were married at Home House in early January, so it was very much a cold and crisp mid winter wedding.

I started off the day with lots of photos of Lilly, her family, bridesmaids and 2 cats at their home in Clapham, South London, before heading to meet Tom and the rest of the guests at Home House. Which is a stunning private members club, occupying a terrace of Georgian townhouses in Portman Square in the heart of London.

Home House is an absolutely stunning 18th century building, with a variety of rooms and bars. It also has one of the most magnificent stair cases in London!

I am honoured to say that I am one of the recommended photographers at Home House and have photographed a few weddings and other functions here over the last couple of years.
They have one rule at Home House, displayed on the wall as you enter:

“Nudity is discouraged”. Naughtiness, on the other hand, is de rigueur."

Although there was no nudity and not too much naughtiness as the day went on, just a fantastic celebration of 2 people in love surrounded by their closest family and friends.

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2016/12/lilly-toms-winter-wedding-home-house Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:54:15 GMT
Jen and Phil's very chilled pub wedding at The Oval Tavern, Croydon https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2016/11/jen-and-phils-very-chilled-pub-wedding-at-the-oval-tavern-croydon Jen and Phil’s very chilled out Croydon wedding was up there with my favourite weddings ever. It was everything I love as a wedding photographer, no stress, just two people in love doing things their own way.

Jen is a stylist so all the little details and flowers were her own creation, Phil is part of a DJ collective (Urban Warfare Crew) so we knew the party would be great!

After the ceremony at Croydon Registry Office, we popped over the park opposite for a few group shots then did some very cool and casual couple portraits as we all walked over to The Oval Tavern for the reception and BBQ. Entertainment was from local ska band Ten Tonne Ska, who play a cover of Nirvana’s ‘Lithium’ like you’ve never heard before!

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2016/11/jen-and-phils-very-chilled-pub-wedding-at-the-oval-tavern-croydon Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:51:06 GMT
Top 10 Alternative first dance songs to play at your wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2016/6/top-10-alternative-first-dance-songs-to-play-at-your-wedding You’re getting married, you’ve planned everything, well almost everything…Have you thought about the music that will be the soundtrack to your wedding day?
Here’s my top 10 alternative wedding songs if you are looking for something a little more rock and roll to play during your first dance as husband and wife.

White Lies - To Lose My Life

“Let’s grow old together, and die at the same.”
How beautiful is this line? It sums up everything that true love is about.
I get goosebumps every time I hear this. It’s a gloriously perfect dark pop song.


The Cure – The Love Cats

I could have chosen many songs from the Cure, ‘Friday I’m In Love’ (if you’re getting married on a Friday), ‘Love Song’ (Which Robert Smith wrote as his wedding gift for his wife.) but I went for ‘The Love Cats’ purely because I have never heard it played as a first dance song at a wedding and I think it would make a great up beat alternative to a slow dance.
It is also one of Ollie, my 5 year old son's favourite songs, and it was the first 12” record I bought him.


Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love

Another song that gives me goose bumps whenever I hear it, this is one of my favourite songs of all time. In fact, Jefferson Airplane make my “best songs of all time” list twice as I absolutely love “White Rabbit” as well.

 

Tiger Army - Santa Carla Twilight

This goth infused psychobilly gem is a love song about vampires set in “the murder capital of the world” what’s not to like about that?
If you’re a Lost Boys fan you need this played at your wedding!


Wonk Unit – I Love My Nagging Wife

I’m honoured that I can count these guys as friends. If you feel weddings can get a little solemn, give this this tongue in cheek punk rock sing-a-long a spin and watch everyone’s faces brighten up at the light-hearted lyrics.


The only ones – Another Girl Another Planet

Here’s one for the original punks. This song and the compilation album I first heard it on (Sound of the Suburbs) got me through my college years. Ok so it might actually be about heroin addiction, but no one will be listening to the lyrics that closely.


Billy Idol – White Wedding

Because its Billy fucking Idol!
You cannot say you are planning an alt wedding and not play this song. It was regarded as cheesy for many years but I’m bringing it back and I’m not ashamed to say I love it. Play this straight after your first dance and it’s guaranteed to get EVERYBODY on the dance floor. 

Sick Of It All – Sanctuary


Fancy something a bit heavier that still carries that loving feeling?
Maybe instead of a slow dance you fancy a circle pit, or lining up the in-laws on each side of the room and kicking off the evening celebrations with a “wall of Death”?
I’m a big a fan of this band, my first tattoo was the Sick Of It All ‘Alleyway Dragon’ logo.


Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line

Another artist that has so many songs you could choose for a wedding.
I have chosen ‘I walk the line’ because it is the song Dawn and I played during our recessional (The bit where you walk back down the aisle after you are married.) It’s a song about staying faithful to the one you love, and I also have the lyrics tattooed along my arm.


Tom Waits – Little Trip To Heaven

Probably the most conventional song on the list, but from the least conventional artist.
This song, and the whole of ‘Closing Time’ the album it comes from evokes that 3am feeling. It’s just the 2 of you, dancing alone in the club while the caretaker sweeps up around you.
And those lyrics! Just listen to them and tell me it’s not like Tom has written them personally for how you feel about the one you love?

And finally, I know I said it was a top 10 but here is the song Dawn and I had as our first dance.


Satellite Party – Awesome

Because Dawn is AWESOME!

 

Thanks for reading, you please feel free to leave any suggestions for more alternative wedding related songs in the comments below.
A playlist of these songs can be found on my Spotify here.



If you are getting married and you like any of the songs on this list, I know we get along so please check out the rest of site and give me shout if you want to chat about your wedding photography.

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Music Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2016/6/top-10-alternative-first-dance-songs-to-play-at-your-wedding Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:30:28 GMT
Sarah & Michael - Montague on the Gardens wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2016/5/sarah-michael-montague-on-the-gardens-wedding Sarah and Michael's London wedding at The Montague on The Gardens.

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Each Blog post consists of 36 of my personal favourite photos from the wedding day.
I chose 36 as it represents a roll of film having 36 exposures.

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2016/5/sarah-michael-montague-on-the-gardens-wedding Thu, 26 May 2016 09:44:31 GMT
Gemma & Joel - Alpheton Hall Barns Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2016/5/gemma-joel-alpheton-hall-barns-wedding Gemma & Joel's wedding at Alpheton Hall Barns was one BIG party, which is exactly how they wanted it to be, minimal on posed set up shots and all about the action and natural moments though out the day. 

I also have to mention Nick the very hands on man who runs the Alpheton Hall Barns, Wedding planner, sound man, Pizza chef, the dude is a legend!
 

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Each Blog post consists of 36 of my personal favourite photos from the wedding day.
I chose that number as it represents a roll of film having 36 exposures.

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2016/5/gemma-joel-alpheton-hall-barns-wedding Wed, 25 May 2016 10:42:36 GMT
Kat & Mat - Tattooed Tonbridge Wells wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2016/5/mat-kat-tattooed-tonbridge-wells-wedding Kat and Mat were married in autumn 2015 at one of the most beautiful and scenic locations in Kent, High Rocks wedding venue, near Tunbridge wells.
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Each Blog post consists of 36 of my personal favourite photos from the wedding day.
I chose that number as it represents a roll of film having 36 exposures.

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2016/5/mat-kat-tattooed-tonbridge-wells-wedding Tue, 24 May 2016 14:18:43 GMT
Awesome Wedding Photography - Best of 2015 https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2016/1/awesome-wedding-photography-best-of-2015 Thank you to each and every couple who invited me to photograph their weddings in 2015, you are the ones who made the magic happen.
As some anonymous dude once said "Choose a job you love, you'll never have to work a day in your life" and that is certainly how it feels for me.
Here are a few of my highlight from the year two thousand and fifteen, pour yourselves a glass of rum, and enjoy the ride!
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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2016/1/awesome-wedding-photography-best-of-2015 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:35:36 GMT
Music & Wedding photography - Best of 2014 https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2015/1/music-wedding-photography-best-of-2014 Wow! What a year, but of course I would say that. I'm not going to start of my 'best of 2014' blog post by saying the year was rubbish am I?

I met Brody Dalle, and photographed her for my first magazine cover,  I photographed the weddings of a couple even more obsessed with Lego than I am, I travelled up and down the country photographing beautiful people and sharing their wedding day with them, and I got to make lots of new friends!

Here are some of the highlights, enjoy.....

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Music Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2015/1/music-wedding-photography-best-of-2014 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:34:54 GMT
Fine art wedding albums https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2014/4/fine-art-wedding-album In Short, I now offer albums. Yay! And they are the best handmade albums in the Uk.

More about them in a moment, but first a history lesson.

 

If you have been paying attention you will know that I photographed my first wedding waaaay back in '93. Back then everyone had an album, there really was no other way to view your wedding photos. They were also incredibly boring to look at and usually came in some kind of awful ivory plastic, with just one photo per page. I spent countless hours sticking photos to the page, then sticking a mount over the photo. Then peeling it off and sticking it down again, straighter. 

Sometimes I even brought blank pages and hand cut a number of apertures in them so I could add more than one photo to a page, This was before album companies offered a range of different mounts and shapes. 

Ahhh, the good ol' days. 

 

Fast fwd a few years, and a break from shooting weddings between 2002 and 2009 (I worked in a portrait studio) and things had changed a lot in the wedding industry.

Digital happened and now everyone wanted their photos on disc/DVD/USB etc. 

In some ways this is great, you get many more photos than you would have 15 years ago. Back then I may have only taken 100 photos all day on my film cameras, now I hand over 300+ fully edited awesome images to my couples. B

But what happens next? You might watch them on the laptop once or twice, get a couple printed for the office desk, then the DVD/USB sits in a draw. I say this from experience of how I have (miss)treated my own wedding photos taken in October 2012.

I noticed the trend changing last year, with more and more couples asking if I offered albums.

Well now I do!

 

Fine art wedding albums hand made in the UK, by a very cool, ethical and green as they can be company called Folio

Folio Albums are made in the UK using a combination of traditional methods and the latest materials, technology and techniques.  using fine art, archival quality papers and inks so your  albums will last a lifetime and beyond.

Folio Albums will give your photos a matte finish with a vibrancy and clarity that traditional photographic prints and albums can’t match. Hand bound and encased in fine, natural leather, they open out flat with an almost invisible crease, so each image is on full view. 

Their paper is recycled or bought from sustainable sources wherever possible, and they use environmentally friendly packaging that protects your albums while keeping waste to a minimum.

Your album will be wrapped in a sleeve made from natural, unbleached cotton and then carefully placed in a sleek keepsake box made from recycled materials

 

 

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2014/4/fine-art-wedding-album Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:59:00 GMT
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You want everyone to write a little message to you on your wedding day, but all the signing books you have seen are really naff and cheesy?

Ta-da!

Introducing my brand spanking new, totally rad, personalised signing book!

30 pages, including a selection of images from your pre wedding photoshoot, and a number blank pages for your weddings guests to write their messages on.

Marvellous!

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2014/4/pre-wedding-shoot-engagment-signing-book Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:45:45 GMT
Sharon & Luke, Engagement portraits in Faversham https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2014/2/sharon-luke-engagement-portraits I met with Sharon and Luke to chat about their wedding last summer. They are getting married in May this year, at The Parish Church of St Mary of Chariety in Faversham, so I suggested as they are getting married in the Spring we should do the pre wedding photo shoot in the autumn. October has to be my favourite time of year for photography, I love the light as the sun is a bit lower in the sky, and I love the colours of the trees! 

 

Pre wedding, or engagement photography sessions are great for many reasons.

  • They can really help you relax in front of the camera so you wont feel as nervous on your wedding day.
  • They are are great way for us to get to know each other a bit better.
  • I can give you some hints and tip on posing.
  • You get some cracking photos to show off, or put in a guest book or signing frame.

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Portraits Wedding engagement https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2014/2/sharon-luke-engagement-portraits Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:57:30 GMT
Wise words from my 3 year old! https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2014/2/wise-words-from-my-3-year-old Ollie pants on head careOllie pants on head care

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2014/2/wise-words-from-my-3-year-old Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:49:16 GMT
Brian and Robs London wedding at The Montague on the Gardens https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2014/2/brian-and-robs-london-wedding-at-the-montague-on-the-gardens Brian and Rob’s wedding at The Montague on the Gardens hotel in central London was fantastic. The venue is an elegant Georgian townhouse overlooking private gardens in the Heart of Bloomsbury.

When I first met with Brian and Rob to discuss the details of their wedding day, I knew we would get on great as it turned it a rather late night of drinking on the terrace of the hotel on a warm summers evening. It’s meeting clients that I instantly click with that makes this job so much fun and I am pleased to say many of my past wedding couples have kept in touch with me and become friends.

The wedding day itself was one big party, the conservatory room they got married in was bursting with guests, with some even having to peer in through doors and windows.

Thankfully the rain stopped for a few group photos, which involved me climbing onto the roof of the hotel. Then it was onto the BBQ, followed by a large selection of ice cream!

The afternoon was very chilled, with some guests wandering into nearby Oxford Street, or watching a game of football on TV in the hotel lounge, before the party started in the evening.

 

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2014/2/brian-and-robs-london-wedding-at-the-montague-on-the-gardens Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:37:42 GMT
Beacon House Wedding photography https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2014/1/beacon-house-wedding-photography-whitstable-Kent Jamie and Becca's wedding was certainly the most relaxed of 2013. 

They choose to get married at Beacon House,  A charming seafront property just down from Whitstable Castle and next to the brightly coloured beach huts in between Tankerton and Whitstable harbour.

Jamie and Becca wanted their day to be one big beach party, and it was! As soon as the ceremony was out of the way they had set up various games for people to play, and I provided loads of silly props for a "photobooth" style shoot, but the weather was so nice I was able to take these outside using the ship-lapped wall of the house. Guests where freely able to wander along the beach or down "The Street" a natural strip of shingle  which runs out to sea for about half a mile.

There was no sit down meal, but a fantastic selection of food was on offer through out the afternoon, and then the ice cream man turned up on his bike for dessert and the day ended in typical beach party style with Jamie, and a few of his friends going for a dip in sea.

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2014/1/beacon-house-wedding-photography-whitstable-Kent Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:33:38 GMT
Best of 2013 https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2014/1/best-of-2013 This year I have taken over 50,000 photographs, so whittling it down to a "best of" selection was quite tough so say the least.

I have fought and wrestled to get it down to around 150, so you might want to put the kettle on and have a cup of tea while flicking through this post.

This is a personal collection of favourites that I think define my current style. They are in no particular order, and I've tried to jumble up the music and wedding photography, along with a few other bits and pieces I've taken along the way, as much as possible to keep it interesting to look at.

Which is my own No1 favourite photograph from 2013?

Apart from family photos (My son Ollie is in here a few times) my own favourite shot of the year has to be the black & White shot of Gallows that I took just before they played the 100 Club in London, so that's the shot I've started with.

Enjoy, and please leave a comment at the bottom.

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Thank you to everyone who made these photos possible, all the brides, models, bands, make up artists, assistants and other photographers I have worked with over the last year. 

Have a great 2014! 

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Best of 2013 Music Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2014/1/best-of-2013 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 10:23:34 GMT
Assisting and Second Shooting https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2013/6/alternative-wedding-photographer/assisting-second-shooting-and-training I had been in 2 minds about posting this up as Assisting or Second Shooting is often seen as a starting role in photography, rather than something that a photographer with 20 years experience of weddings should be doing. However there are many plus sides to assisting other photographers for both me and my future clients.

 

1. I get paid for it. Pretty obvious, but I don't work for free. It is increasingly common for couple to ask for a 2nd photographer to attend their wedding day, usually to capture events from the grooms point of view as well as the brides, Or if it is a particularly extravagant affair. Some photographers offer this service but in reality the 2nd shooter they use may be little more than an student photographer with out the the skill or experience required to deliver the results. Where as some photographers like myself offer a 2nd shooter as an optional extra and we charge for it, this ensures you get a great photographer on the day who will deliver the results expected.

2. I get the chance to try out new ideas. I photograph quite a few different areas of work, from live bands and portraits for magazines (willshootforrum.co.uk)  to advertising and PR Events (martinhobby.co.uk) none of these other areas are quite like photographing a wedding. There is a lot of pressure on the main photographer at a wedding, and it can be quite stressful, it is not the time to try out new ideas, but as a 2nd Shooter I can, I get to look for alternative angles, and quirky details and try out new techniques I have learned. So this makes me a better photographer for my clients.

3. I get inspired by the way other photographers work and I can incorporate this into my own work, and this can be from other photographers of any level. Sometimes the most inspiring people are those new to the industry as they have such fresh ideas.

4. I get to share my knowledge with others. One of the services I offer is to go along with less experienced photographers, and guide them and offer help though out the day. Think of it as on the job training. To the couple I am an assistant, but I have gone out with other photographers, who wanted a bit of help with posing, or they had never photographed a winter wedding before....

5. It keeps me busy. At the time of writing this (26th June) Ive shot a dozen weddings this year already and I only have 3 Saturdays off between now and November! And I expect to book them up too. This keeps my finger firmly on the pulse of wedding photography ensuring I am never off the boil for my own clients!

 

Here a are a few of my favourite recent shots I have taken whist second shooting.

Alternative wedding photography, bride and groom with graffiti DSC_4438 Taken whilst working with Carla Thomas.

Wedding couple walking from St Lawrence Jury to Guild Hall London76 Taken whilst working with Iain Gomes.

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Alternative wedding photography, couple at Hedsor HouseDSC_0912   Taken whilst working with Steve Gerrard.

Bride and groom walking at Bradbourne House, photo with flareDSC_9881 Taken whilst working with Jess Petrie.

Bride lit by stained glass window at Horsley TowersDSC_6917 Taken whilst working with Anthony Gould-Davies.

 

If you are a photographer who is looking for an awesome 2nd or if you want to know more about my on the job one to one training please get in touch. 

07879647830 - info@martinhobby.co.uk - or click here for my contact form.

 

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2013/6/alternative-wedding-photographer/assisting-second-shooting-and-training Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:08:08 GMT
Stunning Black & White childrens photos, Portrait Noir https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2013/4/stunning-black-white-childrens-photos-portrait-noir Introducing my new style of childrens photography, Portrait Noir.

Beautiful timeless images presented in a simple black & white format, its all about the expression, whether that is a smile or a more serious look. 

I spent 6 years in studio photographing families in bright colours against a white background, and while there is nothing wrong with that type of photography, Its not something I want to carry on shooting. I dont go out of my way to advertise my portrait photography, but it is something I still get asked about quite a lot so I wanted to create a style that was more in fitting with my current branding and something that was different from what everybody else was doing.

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Portraits https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2013/4/stunning-black-white-childrens-photos-portrait-noir Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:40:26 GMT
Behind the scenes video of a French inspired bridal shoot at Nutfield Priory https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2013/4/behind-the-scenes-video-bridal-shoot-at-nutfield-priory/wedding-photography-kent A few weeks ago I joined forces with the elusive photographer Anthony Gould Davies from The Fabulous Photography group, and a whole team of wedding industry professionals to create something truly magical.

Lau from French Made, and Sarah from Chateau Macaron slaved in their kitchens to create the cutest french-style patisseries in the most beautiful colours, along with delicious floral selections of Roses and Carnations from The Vintage Floral Design Co. to bring everything together.

My favourite floral piece was the preserved flower crown, so it can be treasured and kept forever!!

Our real scoop was that we were first to get our hands on the latest collection from Sarah at Rose and Aster, who allowed us to showcase her latest pieces! The Pink opal pieces are just to die for!!
We also had treats from my favourite hair accessories girl, What Katy Did Next! Which just looked so fabulous with my dresses!

The inspiration behind the shoot was to create chic Parisian dessert table ideas. In my humble opinion, the key to making an impressive looking spread is . . . more is more! Styling so overwhelmingly delicious, people don't know where to begin! Strawberry Tartlettes, Hand-dusted Macarons towers, and gourmet Ispahans, Hand-piped rose icing, Sugar paste cameos, and Religieuse Profiteroles with beautiful pastel icings in lilac, greens and corals . . . But, it doesn't have to be all cake. The space has to be visually amazing, lots of different things to look at, so we mixed up lots of different beautiful items to entertain the eye . . . pretty stationery, crockery of all sorts, miniture floral arrangements, beautiful fabrics and jewels, buttons and even shoes, stacked it all high, et voila!

This was the first time I have been involved with a behind the scenes video while on a shoot, and I have to admit, I loved it!

It is quite a long video at 12 minutes, but please watch to end for the out-takes.

More photos from the shoot will be online soon....

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The wonderful people involved:

Photography: Martin Hobby & Anthony Gould Davies

Videography: Andrew Dobell

Cakes and Patisserie: French Made

Macaron: Chateau Macaron

Dresses: Wilden Bride London

Jewelry:Rose and Aster

Headpieces: What Katy Did Next

Shoes: Marsha Hall

Venue: The Nutfield Priory

Stationery: Elle Is For Love

Floristry: Fearless Florals

Pompoms: Calamatea Janes Tea Parties

Button Bouquet: Beau Buttons

Crockery and Props: Teaspoon Events

Hair and Make-up: Essex Wedding Beauty

 

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2013/4/behind-the-scenes-video-bridal-shoot-at-nutfield-priory/wedding-photography-kent Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:08:05 GMT
Gay Marriage bill passed https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2013/2/wedding-photography/civil-partnership/gay-marriage-bill-passed  

 

UK MP’s that have finally approved legislation for same sex marriage in England and Wales; this is brilliant news for the wedding industry and myself as a wedding photographer.

In my opinion, no matter who you are and who you love, we are all equal and marriage is about love and commitment. It should not matter if you are gay or straight.

Over the last few years I have photographed a few civil partnerships of both sexes and would love to photograph more gay weddings in the future

If you are planning a gay marriage and need a wedding photographer please get in touch. 

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2013/2/wedding-photography/civil-partnership/gay-marriage-bill-passed Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:36:02 GMT
Levitating bride in the snow, styled shoot https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2013/1/alternative-wedding-photographer/levitating-bride-in-the-snow-styled-shoot At the first sign of snow every photographer on Facebook seemed to put a call out looking for models. I tried to resist, but then I got a call from a photographer friend, Anthony Gould-Davies, asking "You know your levitating photos, do you think it would work in the snow?"

Well hell yes it would!

So we all made a trip down to the grounds of Nutfield Priory on Sunday morning to play with some wedding dresses, Antlers*, a cello and an axe in snow.

* We forgot to use the antlers in the end....Next time....

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Photographers: Martin Hobby & Anthony Gould-Davies

Make up: Tania Claire

Dress: Wilden Bride London

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) portraits Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2013/1/alternative-wedding-photographer/levitating-bride-in-the-snow-styled-shoot Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:20:31 GMT
Promotional portraits of Miles Allen, Author of "walkers of Legend" https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2013/1/promotional-portraits-of-miles-allen-author-walkers-of-legend  

I first met Miles Allen at a Chamber of Commerce business networking meeting, an unusual place to meet an author pushing his debut novel. But Miles is doing this all off his own back.

His first book “Walkers of Legend” is a pretty gripping read too, I’d certainly recommend it if you like your fantasy fiction stuff.

In Miles’ words "My goal is a story that pulls you in. A story that you want to keep reading. I have categorized it as a fantasy because there is some magic, but really it's just as powerful a story as I could make. The characters too are as real and compelling as I could create them: some are heroes with flaws, others are weak with hidden strengths. They stand against a terrible enemy. Not all of them want to..."

Withthe 2nd part due for release this summer, Miles got in touch as he needed some headshot portraits to go with the promotion of the book. We decided on Rochester as the location as well as being local to us both, the medieval style of town fits in well with the theme of the Walkers of Legend books.

Miles is the first Author I have taken editorial portraits of, he was drawn to me as he liked my style and had seen some of my band and musician promo photography.  He was a natural in front of camera, even though he said he felt a bit nervous to begin with I really couldn’t tell.

Please visit the Walkers of Legend website HERE

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If you need promotional portraits for your business or company, or even just a more professional photograph for your Linked in profile, please get in touch.

 

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Commercial portraits https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2013/1/promotional-portraits-of-miles-allen-author-walkers-of-legend Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:06:55 GMT
Devil May Rise, band promo photography in Kent https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2013/1/devil-may-rise-band-promo-photography-in-kent I bloody love these guys! I've photographed Devil May Rise before, back in Novemeber 2011, but they have since got a new singer in and needed some undated promo shots. Its so much fun to work with a band that dont take themselves too seriously, and it often makes for more interesting photos too!

We started off the the shoot in my office/studio in Dartford, and as it happend my office building was holding a Christmas fair (This was early December) so we managed to pressgang Santa into a few shots too!

Then the fella's took me out for lunch at a local pub (hint to futures bands booking me for shoots)and suggested that we try and get some shots right under the Dartford Bridge. Ive lived in Dartford for 5 years and I knew it was possible to get down to the Thames but I wasnt sure exactly how, so after a pic of trial and error and finding our path blocked by smaller rivers on more than one occasion we made it down to the waterfront. Well worth the effort!

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And of course the shot with me in!

If you are in band and need some awesome promo photography, please get in touch.

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Music Portraits https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2013/1/devil-may-rise-band-promo-photography-in-kent Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:25:58 GMT
Spooky gothic wedding photography at Oxon Hoath https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/11/alternative-wedding-photographer/spooky-gothic-wedding-photography-at-oxon-hoath  

This shoot was just too awesome, everyone involved put in 110%. We wanted spooky, gothic, Halloween, but without being cheesy or over the top. I think we rocked it!

My visual aim was to create images that were slightly un-nerving and made you think twice about what you were actually looking at, I’m so pleased with the way it turned out, especially the high levitating photograph, (Gwenda is not stuck on to the image in photoshop, she really was that high in the room!)

I would love to create this type of photography on a real wedding, I have recently been asked to shoot a few levitation pictures on a wedding day, but if you are a couple looking for something really different from your wedding photography please get in touch!

If you want to read more about how this styled Wedding shoot at Oxon Hoath was put together have a look at the wantthatwedding.co.uk  blog post were it was featured on Halloween

I seems all I do is organise photo shoots with Gwenda from the vintage floral design co. First I photographed her own wedding at The Chantry is East Sussex, then last week I posted up our Tattooed bride styled shoot, and now this spooktacular feature.

They were shot at varies times over the summer and its only now I’m getting round to blogging them. The next shoot with Gwenda is organised for early 2013 it’s another tattoo themed one, with a genuine couple and it’s going to feature in a magazine….buts that’s all I can say about it for now…

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The A Team as we are now called (A is for Awesome)

Venue: Oxon Hoath

Photographer: Martin Hobby Photography

Model: Gwenda

Hair & Make-Up: Home Hairdressing

Flowers & Styling: The Vintage Floral Design Co.

Wedding Dresses: Faith Caton-Barber Bespoke Bridal & Evening Wear; Charlotte Bridal

Veils: Dornellie

Jewellery & Hair Accessories: Rosie Weisencrantz Vintage Jewellery

Brooch Bouquet: The Finer Details Design Studio

Cakes: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium

Macarons: Anges de Sucre

Table Settings & Lanterns: Couvert

Confetti: Bespoke Confetti

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/11/alternative-wedding-photographer/spooky-gothic-wedding-photography-at-oxon-hoath Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:56:51 GMT
London Wedding Photographer - Royal Geographic Society https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/11/alternative-wedding-photographer/london-wedding-photographer-royal-geographic-society It was real pleasure photographing Steve and Alex’s wedding as The Royal Geographic Society in London, as I was surprised to see so many guests who I knew and had not seem in years! I’ve known Steve for around 15 years, as we occasionally used to skateboard together in Bromley, but you get older you move away from your home town and then Facebook brings you back together.

As you can imagine with lots of skaters In the house it was very relaxed wedding, and this allowed me to capture lots of natural images as the day unfolded. The Royal Geographic Society is such an amazing venue to get married in, Its grand without being over the top, and the maps on the walls are fascinating to look at…anyway I digress, Enjoy the pictures and if you are looking for a wedding photographer at the Royal Geographic Society, or any London wedding venue please contact me.

 

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/11/alternative-wedding-photographer/london-wedding-photographer-royal-geographic-society Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:34:32 GMT
Kent Wedding Photographer - tattooed bride styled shoot https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/11/alternative-wedding-photographer/kent-wedding-photographer-tattooed-bride-styled-shoot If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may remember Gwenda, I photographed her wedding back in June. If you didn’t you can see it here “Alternative Kent Wedding”. Well she is also an amazing wedding florist and stylist, and when she suggested the concept of a rainbow coloured styled shoot with a tattooed “bride” I couldn’t resist getting involved.

The concept behind a styled shoot is to work together with other wedding industry specialists to create something a little bit different away from the pressures of a real wedding. All the photos here were taking using the same techniques that I use when I’m the photographer at a real wedding, so if you like what you see and are looking for a wedding for photographer in Kent, London or anywhere in the UK please give a me a shout on my contact form.

This session was also recently featured on rocknrollbride.com

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The amazing team behind this styled bridal shoot:

Venue: Squirrells Riding School, Blue Bell Hill, Kent
Styling & Flowers: The Vintage Floral Design Co
Dresses: Oh My Honey
Veils: Dornellie
Hair & Make Up: Sjaniel Turrell
Cakes: Delicieux

And not forgetting a massive Thank You to Ella, who made her modeling debut.

 

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/11/alternative-wedding-photographer/kent-wedding-photographer-tattooed-bride-styled-shoot Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:32:18 GMT
A is for Awesome...or Associate of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/7/a-is-for-awesome-or-associate-of-the-society-of-wedding-and-portrait-photographers So stoked to wake up on Monday morning and find out that I have been awarded my Associate of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (ASWPP). I've had my Licentiate with the SWPP for a while and wanted to improve on my qualification so I sent in a panel of images a few weeks back, which are then judged by 5 of the top photographers in the society.

"At this standard, we are viewing images that not only display a high degree of technical ability, but also portray imagination and creativity in execution and presentation. These are important factors that often go hand in hand with higher prices as this qualification is held by the top 10% of practitioners"

Don't worry though, I'm not suddenly going to whack my prices up!

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Commercial Music wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/7/a-is-for-awesome-or-associate-of-the-society-of-wedding-and-portrait-photographers Wed, 25 Jul 2012 07:38:30 GMT
Corporate Portrait Photography, Dartford https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/7/corporate-portrait-photography-dartford I've had a couple of enquiries recently for corporate portrait photography or headshots as they are sometimes called. Each of the emails are started with "..is this something you do?" I realised that I didnt have a dedicated section to this style of work on my site. So this morning I have set up a gallery of my corporate portrait photography, a few examples of which can be seen on this post.

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This area of work can be so varied, some clients are looking for headshots against a plain background while others come to me as they like the band and model photography I do and what something a bit more exciting and off the wall to represent their company. Such as this business portrait of success and life coach Dave Kibby.

It is also a popular choice to have a more informal portrait with the office as the backdrop.

Whichever type of business portrait you are looking for to represent your company, please get in touch.

 

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Commercial https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/7/corporate-portrait-photography-dartford Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:34:33 GMT
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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Commercial https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/7/eight-3-led-lighting-timelapse-photography Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:05:36 GMT
Th' Legendary Shack Shakers @ Camden Underworld 23rd April 2012 https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/7/th-legendary-shack-shakers-camden Legendary-shack-shakers-camden-underworld-7
 
Back in April I went along to photograph Th' Shack Shakers for The Independent Voice e-zine. Alas no writers were free to accompany me, so I had to pen the review too. You can read that below. I think I'll stick to taking the pictures.....

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Music https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/7/th-legendary-shack-shakers-camden Fri, 13 Jul 2012 04:32:00 GMT
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 Jeffrey and Hannahs wedding at the Carlton Club, London was a little different to my usual weddings as they had requested more formal photographs. They said they liked the way Kate and Williams royal wedding groups were posed. So we took all the photographs inside the amazing Carlton Club. It really is a beautiful venue. Jeffrey and Hannah found me though the Lost in Love wedding photography agency, which I am proud to member of, as it is run by one of the countries leading Picture Editors.

 

 
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 While they were sitting down to their wedding Breakfast, I had the idea of mimicking Kate & Wills engagement portraits. Click here to see the Originals. My versions are below.

 

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 If you are looking for a Wedding Photographer for your London wedding please get in touch.

 

 
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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Wedding https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/7/alternative-wedding-photographer/wedding-photography-at-carton-club Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:15:00 GMT
Bee Hotel PR photography, Dartford https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/6/bee-hotel-pr-photography-dartford Last friday I was shooting for a PR company, a nice local job on the same development as my offices, The Bridge, Dartford.

However it was an unusual subject, a Bee Hotel. Now I'm used to photographing in Hotels, In fact I was shortlisted for "Interior Architecture Photographer of the year" this year for one of my hotel shoots, but I'd never seen a bee hotel before. The Client was the local Premier Inn and Beefeater restaurant, who will be planting a wildflower garden near their site in Dartford.

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(Martin Hobby | Cheshire wedding Photographer) Commercial https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/6/bee-hotel-pr-photography-dartford Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:56:53 GMT
Interior design commercial Photography, Dartford https://www.martinhobbyweddings.co.uk/blog/2012/6/interior-design-photography-commercial-dartford One of my regular clients is a kitchen and bathroom desginer, Beautiful Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms, based in Gravesend, kent. They are currently in the process of setting up their website and I'm usually asked to photograph before and after images of the Kitchens and Bathrooms. But this week it made a nice change to be shooting a bedroom.