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11 Apr 2017

Wedding Photography – Amateur or Professional?

“The light of love the purity of grace, The mind, the music breathing from her face” – Lord Byron There are pros and cons of employing a professional photographer for your wedding, but there are risks associated with asking a willing amateur. I will briefly cover off some of the reasons why you should, but also offer a suggestion as an alternative. Photographs are a lasting reminder of your day, an opportunity to rekindle the happiness, joy, laughter and tears. They […]

22 Mar 2017

The Wow Factor and Wedding Photography

“Virtue is bold, and goodness never forgetful” – William Shakespeare I follow a photography website called “Fearless” Wedding Photographers https://www.fearlessphotographers.com/ To me their images are stunning, but they are not to everyone’s taste. They use fine art, impressionist and abstract techniques. The featured Brides and Grooms are often small in the frame or in complete shilouette or artistically blurred. When I photograph a wedding I have to be careful in ensuring that my clients get the highest quality images that […]

12 Mar 2017

The Joy of Prints

The Joy of Prints “The object of Art is to give life a shape” – William Shakespeare Who remembers floppy discs? They were the equivalent of USBs where you could save your files and photos, unfortunately they became redundant as technology changed. Whilst we cannot predict what will happen to the way we save a view our digital files, one thing is certain – there will be change. It may be possible that our digital photographs will disappear over time, […]

16 Feb 2017

Pre-Wedding Shoot? Oh Yes

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date . . . .” Shakespeare Should you have a pre-Wedding shoot? I would say definitely. The benefits of meeting up with your photographer in a live shoot situation will be seen on the day of the wedding. You will have chosen your photographer based on a brief […]

10 Feb 2017

A Good Wedding Fair

A Wedding Fair “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more…” William Shakespeare. This is a popular time of year to visit a Wedding Fair and Open Day.  Our recommendations are to ensure that you have a good idea of why you are attending by itemising exactly what you need and what would be nice to have.   When you get there ask yourself do the stall holders look like they want to be there? Are they smiling, making […]

19 Jan 2017

A Gift for Mother’s Day

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” ~Victor Hugo Photographs make an ideal Gift for Mothers or Grandmothers on Mother’s Day. In the UK, this year it will be on Sunday 26th March. A perfect reminder capturing precious moments together, resulting in timeless images to treasure for a lifetime. Our £125.00 Mother’s Day offer includes:- A 60 minute outdoor photoshoot 15 digital images (with full printing rights) Two 12×10″ Prints Please contact laurence@laurencesweeneyphotography.com for more […]

05 Jan 2017

Wedding Ideas for 2017

“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” – John Keats We thought our first blog of the year should be full of random ideas for couples who may be getting married this year are still looking for inspiration. Our starting point is the wedding breakfast/reception, where rather than the standard numbers you could have the table […]

09 Dec 2016

Wedding Review 2016

“Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.” – William Shakespeare Looking back on 2016, all the weddings that I have attended have been really amazing. The size of the wedding party has ranged from 24 to 224 and my youngest bride was 20 and my oldest bride was……older. Feedback from all has been wonderful and they have all been very happy with their photos. I have a critical eye, so am always striving to do better.  Here […]

30 Oct 2016

Charlotte and Hayden’s Wedding

Charlotte and Hayden’s Wedding Venue: Brinkburn, Northumberland Date : 8th October 2016 “All days are nights to see till I see thee, And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.” William Shakespeare It’s the beginning of Autumn and the leaves are turning, Charlotte and Hayden’s Wedding coincided with their move from Northumberland down to the South of England. This was a very special day for them, their friends and their families. Brinkburn is set amongst woodland and caressed […]

03 Sep 2016

The Perfect Wedding

Did you hear the one about the bride who was 40 minutes late for the wedding (not her fault), or the speeches that went on for two hours, or the guest who inadvertently impersonated an upturned turtle on a wet dance-floor, or the need for a back up electricity generator when the power went off or the bride’s sister being a little worse for wear? Being a wedding photographer, I attend more weddings than the average person, so I have […]