Written by Paul Johnson, wedding photographer London, UK Hello and welcome to my blog. In this post, I am going to talk about things you need to know before you book your wedding photographer. Based on my huge experience as a wedding photographer, I will point out crucial issues that you must carefully consider before you book your wedding photographer. So, here are first five tips for you: 1. Remember that not all Brides and grooms are models Bride and grooms are not models! So, to capture those great natural looking poses, your photographer has to be a director as … Continue reading
This is from my shoot on some experimental portraits with MUA Fiona Tanner. Based on and inspired by the virgin Queen. I will be working again soon with Fiona on further exploring this theme.
I was delighted to be invited to join the Best Of Wedding Photography which is the premier invitation-only association for the world’s top wedding photographers. This is great recognition and privilege to be part of this amazing group of internationally recognized wedding photographers. Here’s a screen grab of the page I’m featured on:
Wow! What a hot day for last weekends wedding adventure in London. An early start with the bride in Hampstead Heath, then 45 mins drive to Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham. This was my first wedding at this wonderful wedding venue and was nit disappointed; in fact is an amazing and unusual building. The creation of Horace Walpole during the 18th century, Strawberry Hill is internationally known as Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic revival architecture. The bride Peggah and groom Erik were most stunning and were an absolute pleasure to photograph. After the ceremony guests were served canapés on … Continue reading
What a fun wedding this was. You know instantly at the brides home how the day is going to pan out and we were made very welcome right from the start and have to say what a fun and jovial FOB the brides father was, non stop joking which just had us in stitches. This weekend was scorching hot, well for Engand it was and it was a nice local wedding for me at one of my favourite places in the South East, the Italian Gardens at Hever Castle just outside Edenbridge, Kent. The Loggia is where the civil wedding … Continue reading
A fun and creative Somerset wedding photography adventure we had on this first sunny Saturday of June in the wonderful setting of Hinton House, Hinton Charterhouse in Somerset. The very picturesque village is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. As this wedding was a bit of a journey for us we set out on Friday and stayed in a B&B local to the wedding venue as I’d much rather do that than travel on the day and worry about getting to the wedding on time with such a long distance from my home in West Sussex. Hinton House is … Continue reading
Another wonderful wedding photographed today at The Walled Garden, Cowdray Once again the weather was good when it needed to be. It’s been a bit of a slow start to the wedding season this year with some couples apparently showing their superstitious side and putting off the big day for the year 2013. It was pointed out to me recently that Canon don’t use the number 13 in their cameras or 14 because the Japanese are very superstitious. Anyway I digress. I’ve been privileged to photograph a number of weddings at the beautiful seeting of The Walled Garden, Cowdray, Midhurst … Continue reading
BRIDES-TO-BE AND THEIR BRIDESMAIDS WANTED FOR EXCITING NEW TV SHOW Are you getting married between August 2013 and February 2014? Are you aged between 18 and 32? Are you a super excited bride-to-be with several equally excitable bridesmaids putting the finishing touches to your wedding proceedings? Are your bridesmaids frantically planning your hen night? Arranging practice make up sessions? Organising last minute spa sessions and outfit changes? Would you like a free weekend of bonding in London for you and your bridesmaids before your big day? Well we want to hear from you! Fresh One Productions are making an exciting … Continue reading
Paul wins first place at a prestigious national photographic awards ceremony for one of Paul’s makeover photo shoot portraits as part of the UK Fresh group of studios. The national awards were recently held at the Hilton Hotel in Watford with studios attending from throughout the UK. Presenting the awards and top judge was Olympus ambassador Damian McGillicuddy; the modern day David Bailey. The winning photograph is shown here and was shot at our studio as one of our makeover and photo shoot sessions. Tara, the lady in the photograph is now a very happy mother as she was very … Continue reading
I was going through some recent weddings looking for potential photos to enter in to some awards in 2013. Here’s one I am hoping will do quite well. Shot with off camera flash, assistant was hand holding the flash just out of picture to the right of the bride. Off camera is one of my favourite ways to create photos.