Rebecca & Mark’s Engagement Shoot
WHO: Rebecca & Mark | WHERE: Thornbury Golf Centre | SEASON: Winter
It was a pleasure to meet Rebecca and Mark at Thornbury Golf club for their pre-wedding shoot. I was a little nervous as Rebecca and Mark are both deaf and communication between the photographer and the couple is of course so important. I needed not worry however as we got along really well! (my hand signals are now fantastic).
The interesting thing I noticed is that with most couples some direction may be needed as to where to look or how to hold for example. With Rebecca and Mark so much of the communication between then is physical and so the looks and lovely little flirtations were very natural. It was a glorious day of winter sunshine and gave all of us the opportunity to work out exactly what Rebecca and Mark wanted from their photography on the big day.
How our couples receive their final wedding photos
How to deliver our wedding photos to our couples is always tricky one – there’s quite a lot of data to deal with and we also want to make our final contact with our happy clients as special as the rest of our service.
We think we’re getting there and We’ve just received some brand new custom printed USB sticks and presentation tins.
Each drive contains full resolution images, smaller images for sharing online and instructions. Complete with the couples’ name on the front of the tin and sealed with a bow, we feel this is quite a good match of convenience (everyone has a USB slot!) whilst still being nice to receive!
Novel Photography is run by Adam and Russell from the centre of Bristol. Despite being newcomers to the wedding photography industry, we actually have over 6 years’ experience with weddings, and this is what makes us unique.
Since graduating 6 years ago we have been involved heavily in wedding videography. We’ve been to all manner of magnificent venues, covered destination weddings and won 7 national and international awards. It’s fair to say we’re relatively successful and we still absolutely love weddings.
But, whilst we’ve worked with some really great and very talented photographers along the way, the wedding photographer is (unfortunately) the one part that could be better. We’ve worked with over 200 different wedding photographers and seen some horrificly cringey ways of working and some terrible final wedding photography albums, all the while thinking that we could be doing it better.
And so we decided it was time to do exactly that – wedding photography, but better.
The funny thing is we’ve always been photographers. Both of has have studied photography and we’ve always undertaken photography commercially, with clients ranging from local councils and charities to private schools and international recruitment companies. In short we know what we’re doing when it comes to stills cameras.
Despite our experience and skill, we’re particularly excited to be starting out from the bottom again. Six years ago we would never have dreamt where we’d got to with our wedding videography business, and we’re looking forward to what the next few years may have in store for Novel Photography.
If you’d like us to be a part of our special day and join us on our journey too then please get in contact with us. We’d love to hear from you!
Winter wedding photography offer
Whilst we take great photos with a huge amount of skill and expertise in weddings, the one thing we lack is quite simply quantity; we don’t have a huge amount of full wedding days to show off. It’s a pretty simple (and annoying) catch 22 situation.
To that end we’re offering our full wedding photography service for half price for weddings taking place before 1st April 2014. That’s just £600 for a whole day’s wedding photography plus editing and colour grading of over 400 copyright-free photos of your big day to use as you wish. And of course we can supply albums too.
If you’re interested then please contact us. Equally, if you know someone who’s getting married before 1st April 2014 who’s yet to book their photographer then please forward them our way. They won’t regret it!
Debbie & Dylan’s Wedding Engagement
WHO: Debbie & Dylan | WHERE: Forest of Dean | Season: Autumn
Debbie and Dylan have the privilege of living right next to the Forest of Dean. The perfect place to head out for a beautiful Autumn days engagement photography shoot.
Debbie told me she was a little shy and so we wandered and chatted for a while before I began snapping. The couple are so sweet together always giggling and flirting.
We walked around the lakeside pausing every so often to grab a few shots. The colours were stunning a mesmerising mix of ochre yellow and deep reds.
After an hours strolling we were all done and Debbie and Dylan headed off for a pub roast! Not too bad at all.