It was cold, yesterday, and overcast with flat light, but Cambridge is still a magical place. Away from the cacophony of bicycles and the throngs of tourists along the main streets and outside the famous colleges, you can still turn a corner and turn back the clock.
“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined… to strengthen each other… to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.”
English novelist (1819 – 1880)
We both wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for our beautiful wedding album and parent albums. They have definitely been the icing on the cake following our very special and awesome day. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face looking through the album as it brought back so many wonderful and happy memories. We were truly blown away by all the finishing touches…the case for our album, the calendar, the little book from you. Both of us said we were over the moon that we picked you as you really delivered well beyond our expectations. Thank you Kate, for everything!
All the best, Wendy and Wayne
A small intimate wedding on one of the hottest summer’s day imaginable. Rhinefield House in the heart of the New Forest was the spectacular setting for the moving ceremony and the sumptuous wedding breakfast. With a Sage cover, this Queensberry Album will have ivory mats, and the photographs will be mounted on grey pages which will give a soft border to each one.
Weddings, parties, portraits – a busy month. But I managed to get some time to myself and my camera while in the Outer Hebrides a few weeks ago.
The Callanish Stones on Lewis have been photographed numerous times by better landscape photographers than me, but they are impossible to visit without trying to record them. I’ve only had a brief flick through my photos from this trip, but they are truely majestic – and unlike Stonehenge you can walk right up to them. Worth the trip.
Another beautiful Queensberry Album delivered to its home, together with two digital copies for parents.
The digital copies – 7″ x 5″ – are faithful replicas of the Feature Album, covered in the same ‘Baby Blue’ Leather. Each one even features the flip pages which I designed to tell the story of the ceremony on one spread. Delivered in their own soft bags they are the perfect gift for parents.
There is nothing to beat Queensberry’s quality. Expensive? Yes. But you get what you pay for. I guess I could offer my clients cheaper covers, mass market binding systems and standard size images and layouts. But I don’t give my clients average quality work so why put it in an average quality album?
Close ups of the Baby Blue Leather cover – really soft and feely – embossed with my clients’ names and wedding date; the Feature Album pages to show the page mounting of the photos (ivory mat on grey page); the first page, which has all the key details of the wedding day; the edges of the album pages, beautifully finished to last a lifetime of handling.
The problem with being the photographer is that there are never any pictures of oneself. I know I should get one of my photographer colleagues to take one – I just haven’t got round to it yet……
Just occasionally, very occasionally, when we’re out I allow someone to take a photo of me. I have three looks – ‘bag lady’ which is the walking the dogs look, ‘working’ look which is smart – suit or jacket and trousers, and glamorous.
This is me with elder daughter at her Leavers Ball at Wellington College on Friday. You decide.