As well as offering our usual single and year group School photography, we have started offering our "a day in the life" displays. School pictures are for the most part formal in nature so we decided to start offering our Schools a more natural take for those parents that prefer something more fun. They make for amazing displays and the response from parents, governors and visiting Schools has been fantastic.
Delivered in the form of large format canvas prints, with regular prints available for parents to order from reception. We think the added value of this service not only makes for a more inclusive School photography service but offers our Schools displays that convey the true fun nature of School life.
Here are just a few of the displays our Schools have shared through their social media.
We are now offering these bespoke wooden usb boxes with our package 3, any image of choice on the box and also one on the usb, usb stick size is 16gb. We think it adds a touch of class to a digital only package. We will still be offering our usual full range of Spicer Hallfield albums as an optional extra for all packages.
Taking to the sky
We've started the long process of going through a remote pilot training course so we can apply for permission for Aerial work from the civil aviation authority and offer aerial video and still images for our clients.
Siobhan & Tom decided to marry at the wonderful Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel a wonderful venue with great locations both inside and outside, it was a wonderful day and below is a random sample of images from the day.
A fun feature for any event
A simple open style booth consisting of a simply backdrop a table and lots of great props, if you're looking for a closed booth with prints this is not for you. However if you're looking to add a bit of fun to your event on a budget read on.
Far from looking like the basic images you get from a traditional photo booth, our open backdrop style resembles more like a studio shoot, being open it invites people to actually take part as they see how much fun everyone else is having. The booth is manned by a professional photographer (Dean or Gemma) making sure the images look so much better and crisper than any traditional booth.
Many of our wedding clients also book out the booth and it's always popular with both children and adults alike, our booth as been to every event you can imagine from the biggest wedding to birthday parties.
Delivery of the images is via dvd or usb usually within 7 days of the event.
Booked on top of our all day wedding package the price is £100, booked as a standalone or with other packages the price is £150 for 2 hours. Feel free to contact us here for more information or to see if we have your date free.
Here's a few our our recent photo booth snaps
Doubletree by Hilton Wedding
When we spoke to Mandy and Simon about their day it was clear the brief was a mixture of classical, fun with a bit of photo booth on the side. The venue was a favorite of ours Doubletree by Hilton , below is a random selection from the day. If you would like to talk to us about DGimagery covering your wedding or event feel free to contact us here.
Welbeck hall and Wollaton hall
Our second wedding at Welbeck hall and we managed to catch the good weather again. Our bride and groom Natalie and Andrew after the traditional shots around Welbeck decided we'd go for a walk around Wollaton hall for some wedding photos.
The following are a random selection from their day. Don't forget if you would like us to cover your wedding you can contact us here
The Golden Tones of Summer
Shooting indoors can be fun but with the nice weather we're having it's even better to get out and make the most of the lovely golden fields around Nottingham. Wanting to switch it up from our last natural light shoot we grabbed an 85mm and a 70-200mm lens, a single 300w/s head and some nd filters and headed out.
Below are a few of the images we shot, if you would like to talk to us about a location based shoot please feel free to contact us here
We were asked by a client of ours to take a few shots at their sons prom at Breadsall Priory, time limited as there was no entry for photographers we decided to make use of the fantastic grounds there. Here are a couple of the images.
If you would like us to cover your event please feel free to contact us here
All about redundancy
I tend to carry whatever I can cram into the car on the day, most of the time it's not needed but believe me there have been times I've used all of it. This is just some of our kit as to get all of our stands, flash heads and light modifiers out they simply would not have fitted in the room let alone the image. I go equipped to make sure no matter what happens I will be able to work through and capture the most important day of someones life.
Rainy day weddings
Martin and Kaffy decided to tie the knot after 16 years together at the Double Tree by Hilton in Nottingham, having never photographed a wedding there we visited the week before, with everything looking good the one thing no wedding planner can control the weather decided to throw us a curve ball.
We will shoot in any weather and any situation, but it's easy for us to say that we get used to it and our cameras and lenses are simply tools so a bit of weather doesn't phase us, but we're not the ones wearing very expensive wedding dresses (well not on the job anyway ;)
Having finished the bulk of the day inside with no let up from the weather, we decided to venture outside embrace the weather and work with what we have, below are some of the images from the day.
After meeting at Trent Lock here in Nottingham years ago and deciding to tie the knot Samantha and Steven wanted to go back as man and wife to recreate a shot from their first date all those years ago.
After the ceremony at Welbeck Hall registry office we headed over to Trent Lock in the hope that it would not be bustling with activity as it's a lovely canal side location with several pubs on the banks, so as you can imagine on a Saturday in fine weather it can be quite busy.
Here are a few of the images from their day
Those Fun Weddings BreadsalL Priory
Sometimes you can tell instantly whilst consulting with a Bride and Groom that their wedding is going to be very upbeat and fun, this was the case with Liam and Gemma, after discussing with them what they wanted from their photographer on the day the brief was a clear mixture of contemporary mixed with fun.
We don't have a single style, like any service provider we work to a clients brief to deliver exactly what they expect and explain to them what we feel we can realistically deliver. It always helps when a client has booked a great venue such as Breadsall Priory.
Call or email us if you would like to discuss the possibility of us Capturing you special day.
The following are a few choice moments from the day...
It can all get a bit frantic at times, weddings, portrait sessions and Schools. Sometimes it's nice just to shoot without the pressure of payments and deadlines, after getting in invite from some very good photographers I know for a days shoot with some great Models and an MUA at The Pit studio here in Nottingham I just had to pencil it in.
I took along a quick and easy lighting kit consisting of 3x 400w/s ac heads, a 300w/s dc head and battery pack + a few modifiers etc. We spent the day working with a mixture of both natural light and flash. Bellow are a selection of images from the day.
They had a Dance Pole in a room with great atmosphere so I decided to try a couple of shots against the pole, one a deep black and white, the other something with mood and colour.
Next up was a Pit Studio icon, Chester the old red chair.
Keeping with the window theme I moved on to a window shot.
Good location photography without a Hollywood budget
Being a photographer it's easy to get carried away with equipment in the hope that better/more equipment will translate into better photography, sometimes having lots of gear is a God send when conditions are demanding, but do not be fooled into expensive purchases thinking they are must have items for good honest photography.
Our usual Modus operandi on a location based shoot is to turn up with everything but the kitchen sink in tow, thousands of watts of mobile studio lighting, speedlights, stands, sandbags and a whole car full of gear, sometimes you forget what can be achieved with something as simple as a 5-in-1 reflector and some good quality sunlight as per this shoot with 2 wonderful Models: Amber Tutton and Kelli Smith, this shoot was as basic as you can get using a Canon 5dmkii and an interfit 5-in-1 reflector. You could go out and get the same results with any camera you own and any reflector, a sheet of white paper or even a white shirt will work in a pinch, so no excuses you absolutely do not need a car full of gear to get into location based portrait and fashion photography.