The life of a Cumbria Wedding Photographer can certainly be full of surprises. Sam and Brogan are getting married in July so we needed to get underway with the pre-wedding shoot. When we got together to discuss some ideas for their Lake District pre wedding photography Sam and Brogan expressed their desire to be photographed in a scrapyard and wanted to go for an ‘earthy’ look. So how to interpret that brief into a look that matched the expectation was a challenge we pondered for a few days. Whilst thinking about that we also started looking for scrapyards! Now I have to say neither Kendal nor Cumbria are blessed with a lot of choice as far as scrapyards are concerned. In fact we could only find one based near Kendal. That is owned by Brian Gregg and is based at The Old Cooperage, Gatebeck. I gave Brian a call and fortunately he was very happy to allow us to use his yard for an hour or so. We had also spotted a graffiti wall, another rare occurence in Cumbria, not too far away so suggested to Sam and Brogan that would fit in with the theme they were looking for. The shoot itself was really enjoyable and it gave us a chance to experiment with some slightly more ‘quirky’ images than would normally be the case on a pre wedding shoot. We haven’t yet discussed with them what they would like for the Wedding shoot itself but as I am told Brogan has got a beautiful wedding dress I cannot imagine it will be done in a scrapyard!
I had an interesting and unexpected email recently from Truprint, a large National chain of photography retailers, who had found the Schtuff website whilst looking for wedding blogs. Having looked through our site they then asked if we would contribute to their own blog on an occasional basis to give advice on wedding photography. Now I have to say I was delighted and honoured that Schtuff Photography had been asked although it took me a little while to get the first article prepared for them, due to the amount of photography and blogging for our own site! The good news is that the first blog article is to be published on the Truprint website in the next two weeks. Since then I have also received another request from a Wedding Photographers Directory asking for the same thing so it is really good to know that people are enjoying our Schtuff!