ReactionsPosted by Tony Wheeler Mon, July 25, 2011 23:23:44
To Sharon & Tony, a huge thank you for helping to make Zoe & Paul's wedding day perfect. Your patience, thoughtfulness & time spent with them was very kind of you both. The day would not have been the same without you both being there.
Can't wait to see the photos, love Karen.
WeddingsPosted by Tony Wheeler Wed, July 20, 2011 23:49:43
You couldn't ask to meet two nicer people than Paula & David. A lovely relaxed couple, until it comes to their engagement pics. "We want to go to where David proposed" not a problem we thought, nothing like an evening stroll in the countryside. "Oh and we want rain because, that's what we remember from when he went down on one knee." This month that wouldn't have been a problem. Last month there wasn't a drop to be seen when we needed it. Oh well, nothing for it but to hump gallons of the stuff and a watering can with us (yes that's the royal 'us', thanks Sharon). It's great to see Paula relaxed and enjoying herself again and David's such a good fit with her, if only the pair of loons could kiss each other without cracking up. But that's why we do pre wedding shoots, I can't wait for the big day.....
ModelsPosted by Tony Wheeler Mon, July 11, 2011 23:32:02
It was nice to be asked to work with Marilyn & Joe at Bodyline studio which has some great facilities. Great to be able to concentrate on achieving a Calvin Klein look, which she had asked for and to let them do their stuff.
WeddingsPosted by Tony Wheeler Thu, June 23, 2011 22:38:56
I've been looking forward to this from day one. Zoe and Paul are one of those couples that it's been a joy to get to know. Friendly, relaxed, accommodating, warm (that word again!) people. Great individuals and a fantastic couple. Everyone should know people like this.
Luckily the boys were only a short drive away from the girls so we took this rare opportunity to capture some images of the boys getting ready although there's probably a good reason why these types of pictures don't feature in too many wedding albums.
It wasn't exactly Men Behaving Badly, probably because they had a couple of wise old geezers observing proceedings from the sidelines, but I'm sure you get the picture.
The girls on the other hand chose to do things a little differently. The pictures speak for themselves.
The Norman All Saints Church was a magnificent setting with great scenes all around and led superbly by the priest in charge Rev. David Fergus.
The day moved to the glorious Eastwood Hall where the friendly staff coped with the changing timescales.
The emotional speeches went on to reflect the laid back friendly, warm & loving nature of the couple and it was fantastic for us to be a small part of that. Zoe & Paul appreciated that the pictures are the only reminder of all the planning & anticipation that goes into such a special day & were fantastic sports. Here are a few of our favourite pictures.
Hope you have as much fun choosing them as we did taking them.
WeddingsPosted by Tony Wheeler Sun, May 15, 2011 23:42:48
10 years to the day of their original wedding, John & Sharon renewed their vows at Cossington's beautiful All Saints Church with Rector Revd. Richard Hopkins.
I don't think he was old enough to have performed the original ceremony although I did hear a whisper that Sharon was wearing her original wedding dress. Despite Sharon sprinting off down the aisle without John, at the end of the service, the love they shared was apparent throughout the day. Tenderness, glances exchanged, the pride & love in John's face as he watched his wife dance with his father. Sharon looked stunning, Ella was a beautiful bridesmaid & Joe was an ultra-cool teenager who amazingly managed to be elusive whenever there was a camera around.
It was a beautiful day with the ceremony followed by a hog roast and music in the marquee in the garden.
Everyone had a relaxed time, assisted in no small part by John's great choice in drinks for his guests, but what struck me most was the warmth and friendliness of both families. For me the day encompassed everything that these occasions should- children running around getting out of breath, guests singing & dancing, laughing together and that closeness that comes from years of shared experiences.
ModelsPosted by Tony Wheeler Sun, May 15, 2011 22:54:49
Having enjoyed some nice weather we arranged an outdoor shoot. Guess what. Biting wind played havoc with the outfit Becky had wanted photographing but again she stuck it out to get some nice shots. Great to work with a hard working, uncomplaining attitude who knows her stuff and I look forward to seeing her in the future.
ModelsPosted by Tony Wheeler Sun, May 15, 2011 22:49:00
Another Derby model to visit us again was Jess. Terrific personality, great fun to work with, having lots of ideas of her own. Oh and she also plays the flute.
ModelsPosted by Tony Wheeler Sun, May 15, 2011 22:42:45
Derby Model Alessandra Brighenti contacted me for another shoot. We'd really enjoyed her attitude shooting in freezing conditions at Darley Abbey, so were more than happy for her to come to us in warmer climes. This is my favourite...