Rachel and Andrew chose Greenwich for their pre wedding shoot. We pretty much covered all the sights and even made it up the hill to the Royal Observatory.
After a lukewarm start as is often the way on this type of shoot (camera shy guys usually!), I think you can see that they got into the spirit of it..
Our action packed morning included the following: running through the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, walking on the Thames beach and getting covered in sludge, climbing a tree, acting out the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet, throwing Rachel in a skip, trying to steal an ice cream cart, walking precariously on a high ledge of the Royal Naval College, being shooed away by a security guard because my lens was too long, lots of kissing, and discovering that Rachel likes butter. The morning was rounded off very nicely with a beer and chat and talk of the big day. I had a blast and I think I got some nice pics. I have to say I am so looking forward to the wedding as it will be my first opportunity to photograph a kilt!
…until this lovely couple get Hitched. With camera nerves out of the way it should go like a dream.
A lovely intimate celebration last week. Congratulations to Monika and Mark and thank you for choosing me as your photographer.
I’m really pleased with these tests shots and looking forward to working with Josie again soon. Expect to meet Buster the bulldog in the next shoot!
I captured the Saint Peter sailing back to Solovki after it’s first long voyage in the White Sea. I had crossed over the bay to photography the monastery and by chance this beautiful ship sailed in front of the monastery walls. This is a very quiet place so I was surprised to witness something like this. A small crowd had gathered on the jetty to greet the crew and judging by all the cheers and hugging this was obviously an important event. Later on in the day I went back and spoke to the crew and found out that 12 boating enthusiasts had spent 10 years building the Saint Peter, a replica of a ship built for Peter the Great in the 17th Century. She was built in the Maritime Museum which sits near the jetty as part of a working exhibition so visitors could watch every stage of the construction. The guy in the picture is Evgeny, a carpenter and he told me they had sailed the same route as Peter the Great when he came to the islands, only in reverse. He proudly showed me his tool box and pointed out a knife he has which was made in Sheffield.
At only 150 km from the Arctic Circle this is the furthest north I had ever been and it’s a formidable place – fog and wind prevent any access to the islands for several months of the year. I asked Evgeny how rough it had been out in the White Sea and his face lit up saying it was wonderful to ‘play’ with the wind.
Future trips are planned for The Saint Peter but as Evgeny pointed out she is intended for research expeditions not for commercial use. I left this place with a real sense that something worthwhile had been created..
Anna and Jun tied the knot near Albert Bridge so we squeezed in a shot before dashing to the reception in Mayfair. More pics to come..