Nottingham Head Shot Photographer

Actor Dean Morris Came into the studio to update his profile picture for advertising his acting services and use within his portfolio.

I don't shoot many Head Shots but this is something I really enjoyed this and would like to continue to learn the art of this rapidly growing industry.

Why were there masked men with guns in the Market Square Nottingham Dean was featured in this during the early hours in Nottingham city centre.

 

The Scotney's At Swancar Farm

Sharlene and Wayne had an amazing wedding at Swancar Farm, although this wedding isn't recent I wanted to share some of the lovely memories captured at this beautiful wedding venue.

I have known the Scotney family for many years and have captured other member of their family throughout the years, its been a truly fantastic journey and because i've changed my website I have decided to post these image on my new blog.

I love being a Nottingham Wedding Photographer and capturing all these lovely memories for my clients, if you are looking for a Photographer to capture your wedding day I would love to hear from you.

Want to see another blog post for Swancar farm ?

Take a look at Mr And Mrs Eden Swancar Farm

 

The Raymen's At Magnolia Park Wedding Venue

Venue: Magnolia Park 

Bride:Natalie

Groom:Daniel

Wedding Date: 23rd October 2016

Date Booked: 3rd June 2015

Relaxed was not the word to use for Bride Natalie !!

What i'm trying to say is Natalie was so calm, chilled and relaxed that I doubt even aliens landing in the car park would have phased her.

I travelled from my Nottingham Portrait Photographer studio in Stapleford to Magnolia park in about 2 and a half hours including stopping for that vital McDonalds breakfast on the way.

For Natalie's bridal prep I would arrive at 10am to capture everything on a documentary basis, the ceremony was at 12pm where Natalie would be walked through the ceremony doors and up to Daniel by her Father, the pressure was on as Natalie's Dad was so ill on the day the he would only walk her down the isle and then unfortunately have to U-turn round and leave the ceremony.

It was crucial that I walked away from the wedding with the most beautiful image of Natalie and her Dad as he walked down the isle, I had a very small window of opportunity to capture this as after all he was only walking a small distance before he was there at the top of the altar.

I'm pleased to say I managed to capture a stunning set of images of the both off them walking down the isle and as mentioned above Natalie's Dad left his beautiful daughter with his soon to be Son in-law Daniel.

I have photographed at so many luxurious wedding venues and I have to say I really do like this venue, yes the day was cold but the weather was a lovely overcast day allowing guests to make their way outside for the official photos on the group list.

Natalie it really was a pleasure and an honour to have been chosen as a Nottingham Wedding Photographer to travel so far to document yours and Daniels wedding day, 

Thank you so much

Austen Blakemore 

PS

Dad made a full recovery and came with his daughter to view the wedding images and live the day on a 150" projection.  

 

 

 

 

Belvoir Castle Documentary Wedding Photography

This wedding with Sarah and Ian want captured this year, I was simply looking back at previous weddings I've captured and wanted to shared these images with you to display the more about the way I work and capture those candid moments.

The bridal prep started at the Chequers Inn just round the corner from  you can actually see the castle as it over looks the Chequers Inn.

The light in the bridal prep room as absolutely gorgeous, the weather from what I remember was a lovely summers day and the had the stable doors open to keep the lovely breeze blowing through those stable doors.

Their wedding at the castle was at 2pm so I started the bridal perp at 11am, below are just a few candid images that caught my eye whilst looking through previous weddings i'd captured.

I hope you like these as much as I do.

 

Mr And Mrs Eden Swancar Farm

Venue: Swancar Farm

Bride: Emily

Groom:Chris

Wedding Date: 22nd December 2016

Date Booked: 18th February 2016

Transport: Marlows Cars

Emily got ready at her parents house with her Daughter, sisters, bridesmaids, parents and of course her can of Carling.

The atmosphere in the house was absolutely electric, it really was such an honour to have captured their wedding day have the opportunity to document so many beautiful memories.

Emily and Chris were very relaxed and gave me a really simple group list and then the task of just doing what I love doing and capture the essence of their wedding, the real raw passion, love and emotion of their wedding day.

I won't bore you with more text, I will let you re live the wedding how I saw it.

If you get what I do and your as passionate about your wedding as I am capturing it I would love to hear from you........

Austen Blakemore

 

 

I Scream A Carriage Hall Wedding

Venue: Carriage Hall

Bride: Chantelle

Groom:Stefano

Wedding Date: 15th October 2016

Date Booked: 23rd October 2015

Transport: Scrumptious Cars

Entertainment: Paul Grundle Magician

 

 

As the title says Mr And Mrs Prizio are big into their Ice Cream !!!!

Chantelle And Stefan had their wedding at the stunning St Barnabas Cathedral in Nottingham where they had their 12:00 ceremony, after the ceremony everyone went on to Carriage Hall where we would all be entertained by Paul Grundle the amazing magician.

As you can see Mr And Mrs Prizio had a fantastic ice cream van where the guests and of course Mr And Mrs Prizio's lovely puppy Nellie were allowed to help them selves to as much ice cream as anyone could ever eat.

The weather was perfect, this allowed all the guests to stay outside during this October wedding, the speeches were executed in a truly amazing fashion by the very talented best men (well done guys)

Below are just a few images from their wedding day, please fell free to leave any comments in the section below.

Austen Blakemore 

Katie And Dan Monkwood Farm

Katie and Dan's wedding day was held at Katie's family home surrounded by acres and acres of fields with beautiful views that went on as far as the eye could see.

Next to the house was a stunning Tip where guests would congregate and the ceremony would be held, after the ceremony everyone made their way out to the ground where I would capture the candid memories that everyone will treasure.

I had approximately 90 minutes to capture the candid images an their required group shots, I spent around 45 minutes captures the candid wedding photography images and the went on to make way way through the group list.

katie and dan were very relaxed and just insisted I capture the wedding day just how it was on the day, the weather was perfect fro the candid photos and group shots, after the last group photo was taken you could see the weather was about to change for the worse.

Before the heavens opened I spent about 15 minutes with Katie and Dan capturing their bridal portraits,after capturing the bridal portraits i assured Katie and dan that if the rain cam on full pelt would they like to create a stunning image in the rain "of course they replied"

I'm pleased to say that yes it did rain later on but by no means did this spoil any part of their day,

Please feel free to leave any comments below for Katie and Dan and I hope you like the Wedding photography that was captured, below are just a few to show their wedding day and the great time that was had by all, i'm a Nottingham wedding photographer who travels the Uk capturing wedding memories.

Austen Blakemore 

Mr And Mrs Morley White Hart Inn

Bride: Lisa

Groom: Chris

Wedding Date: 3rd September 2016

Date Booked: 23rd January 2015

Wedding venue: White Hart Inn

Entertainment: Paul Grundle Magician

I don't blog about every wedding due to the amount of weddings I shoot, maybe I should make a new years resolution to write a blog for every wedding I shoot in 2017 perhaps.

Lisa's bridal prep was very relaxed and everything just flowed beautifully, in the room was the grooms daughter, Lisa's sister and of course her Mum who was on hand to help with making sure the dress was looking its very best.

It did rain during the bridal prep but Lisa wasn't phased by this at all and was purely focused on marrying the man of her dreams and seeing his smile as he lay eyes on her walking down the isle.

As always there was a fantastic team of staff at the White Hart Inn who were on hand to make sure the day ran smoothly to the timings that Lisa and Chris were expecting.

Entertainment was of course supplied by the truly fantastic magician Mr Paul Grundle, Paul what can I say but you were a huge hit on the day, the guests were going crazy over your close up magic act as always.

Below are just a few images form their wedding day, I hope you like them as much as I do.

Austen Blakemore  

 

 

 

Mr And Mrs Sinclair Weston Hall

Such a truly amazing wedding to have captured at Weston Hall with Gemma and Calum.

Sadly Gemma's Dad (Glenn) passed away shortly after their wedding day, this video has been put together for family and friends to relive the memory of Glenn Doherty.

If you are looking for a photographer with a passion to capture beautiful images and seal them in time for ever I would love to hear from you.

I am a Nottingham Wedding Photographer that will happily capture your wedding day throughout the UK and abroad.

Text "is my date available" and your wedding date to 07976654321

Snowdude and Santa Christmas run 2016

It's that time of year again !!!

#snowdude time !!!!!

We thought last year was big, this year we blew it out the park, rather than just sticking with Stapleford and surrounding areas we also put Neitherfield and Carlton on the Snowdude map as well.

This year we did things a little differently, last year was totally free of charge and was done as light hearted humour but due to the overwhelming demand we decided to up our game this time and take charitable donations that would go to the Nottingham Hospitals Charity all the money collected on 2nd and 3rd December will be delivered there on the 9th of December in person by Snowdude himself where he will visit the Childrens wards bringing some Christmas fun and joy.

Both nights we set off at 5pm, on Friday we finished at 9pm, however the Saturday we finished at 11pm as we had a few un expected stops along the way like Hooters and Inn For A Penny in Carlton for a pint.

Huge thank you to everyone who made this possible as this couldn't have been done without your love, help and support.

Please take your time to read below the names of the people who made this possible.

Gary Jackson (Santa) What can I say I wouldn't want to do this with anyone else but you as Santa.

Emma Jackson (Santa's wife) Emma i'm so glad I met you both when I photographed your wedding, you are an amazing wife to Gary and he speaks so highly of you.

Kerri Blakemore (My wife) You've put up with so much stress from me while I've been arranging this than you for being a Snowdudette of a wife.

Paul Taylor (Elf) It's been a fast actioned rollercoaster of a journey since I met you and your lovely wife we've worked together so much, Karen obviously wasn't your wife when we first met but she is since I photographed your lovely wedding.

Karen Taylor (Pauls wife) What can I say Karen....."how on earth do you put up with him" only joking thank you for everything you do and may it long continue.

Jessica Welbourne (Elf and Photographer) Thank you so much for your help and support on Saturday, you have clearly had someone one train you well will with photography ;-)

Michelle (Tesco Beeston) For offering to supply the sweets

Bertie The Bus supplied by Paul and Karen at Scrumptious Cars 

If you would like to see the live video's from Friday or Saturday please either search for #snowdude on Facebook or follow this Facebook link to my page.

Thank you so much and I will update with the total raised when Sam at Nottingham Children's Hospital has spent a few hours counting it.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW IF WE VISITED YOU OR YOU WERE INVOLVED IN ANY WAY

Thank you

Austen Blakemore 

UPDATE 13/12/16

Total amount raised was £382.74

 

Easycover Camera case

Two weeks ago I purchased an Easycover camera case for my Canon 1dxii, it arrived well packaged and within 72 hours of me ordering it from UK Highland Camera Case

I'm a full time professional wedding photographer and like many other professional photographers my kit isn't wrapped up in cotton wool and treated with kid gloves, it can often be seen placed on gravel or in a flower bed to the side of me whilst I interact with my bride and groom during a group photos.

As you can imagine when your shooting 40+ weddings a year this can take its toll on your equipment, my cameras when I come to trade them in often look like I was the photographer in a Bagdhad war zone, the result in this is my investment is worth somewhat less than what it would be had I stayed away from that gravel path or flower bed.

When I opened the packaging I was quite surprised how flimsy it felt so if i'm honest I didn't hold out much chance of this lasting a full days wedding photography.

How wrong was I !!!!

So I'm now over 5 weddings into using the Easycover camera case and I love it, yes its made the camera that little bit bigger in my hands but it feels nice to hold and being rubber my hands grip to it nicely.

I also must point out that along with this I do also use the Spider Holster and they both work and fit really well together, the housing is self fits like a glove and is an exact match to the actual 1dx Mark ii body its self, so much so I didn't even think it would fit it was that precise !!

The buttons all line up perfectly and they are clearly labeled up so if you need to glance at your camera you can clearly see the name of the button you are about to engage.

I honestly can't fault this and wish i'd brought one for every other camera I have previously purchased, the result would probably mean I'd have a few more extra quid to spend on those all important lenses.

 

Dream Wedding Dress At Swancar Farm

Yesterday I had the pleasure of working with the team at Dream Wedding Dress in the stunning grounds of Swancar Farm wedding venue based in Trowell.

Makeup was supplied by Lisa at Appearance Hair And Makeup who are situated just a few miles down the road from this beautiful wedding venue.

Our model was Yenna and our Groom was Tom, the photoshoot commenced at 10:30am and our last image was taken just after 4pm, with such a great team to work with we had plenty of fun along the way.

Here are just a few images taken on the day, all dresses supplied can be purchased from Dream Wedding dress who are at the top of Canning Circus just a 1 minute drive from Nottingham city centre.

I always love to be a Nottingham Wedding photographer at Swancar farm as the results we achieve are nothing but fantastic.

 

Thank you so much to Tracy and her team of truly professional staff for all their help on the day and supplying us with a lovely canvas to work with.

 

 

Galleries Of Justice Nottingham Wedding Photographer

Venue: Galleries Of Justice

Wedding Dress: Dream Wedding Dress

Beauty: Appearance Hair And Beauty

 

Yesterday I did a photoshoot with Dream Wedding Dress at the Galleries Of Justice in and around Nottingham city centre.

Our model Yenna was fantastic to work with which allowed us to capture my most favourite image of the day that was taken in the main foyer where couples can have their first dance.

Here are just a few images from yesterdays photoshoot with Nottingham Wedding Photographer Austen Blakemore

Don't forget if you are still looking for a photographer to capture your wedding day you can.....

Text "is my date available" and your wedding date to 07976654321

Equipment used:

Canon 1dx Markii

Elinchrom ELB400

Lastolite Ezybox (Gridded)

Weston Hall Mr And Mrs Sinclair

Venue: Weston Hall

Bride: Gemma

Groom: Calum

Wedding Date: 9th October 2016

Date Booked: 10th January 2015

Wedding dress: Brides And Gowns Derby

Such an emotional wedding to have captured, Gemma's bridal prep was at their lovely 3 story family home in Derby, I arrived at their house at 9:30am and would capture their bridal prep until 11:30am where we would finish just moments after capturing the first glance as dad see's his daughter in her wedding dress.

The journey to Weston Hall was around 45 minutes, we left the bridal prep at about 11:45am to make the 45 minute journey this would allow me plenty of time to capture the grooms men as they awaited the bride who was arriving in a beautiful Rolls Royce Phantom.

Gemma's Dad was so proud to walk his daughter down the isle where he would give his beautiful daughters hand in marriage to Calum.

Calum really was very relaxed on the day and all the grooms men were in great spirit, spirit being the operative word as these were Scottish men in kilts drinking rather large shots of whisky.

It was a very emotional wedding for for everyone who attended and many tears were shed including my self who i'm not ashamed to admit at one point in the evening I had to capture what was needed and then leave the room.

Below are just a few images from Gemma and Calums wedding day, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Wedding photography for me is my passion and Austen Blakemore Photography is a business I'm so very proud of, if you would like a Nottingham Wedding Photographer to capture your wedding day I do cover the entire Uk and abroad.

Text "is my date available" and your wedding date to 07976654321

Austen Blakemore

Ps Roxanne thanks for everything you did yesterday, you absolutely nailed it.

Nottingham Portrait Photographer The Lear Family

I have known Sarah for a while now, not only was she guest at a wedding I captured last year with the Lineker family but she also comes to my camera club meeting I often hold.

This portrait photography session was captured just outside Sandiacre on No Mans Lans, we met at about 6:30pm just before the sun was due to set behind the tree we used for the backdrop.

I had to work quick in order to obtain a good selection of images for Craig and Sarah, the kids were hyper but we managed to calm them down as they quickly burnt off their energy running round the field.

You can also see previous Family portraits here.

If you need a Nottingham Portrait Photographer to capture your family photos please feel free to contact me.

Nottingham Wedding Photographer Jemma And Scott

Venue: Basford Hall 

Bride: Jemma

Groom: Scott

Wedding Date: 15th September 2016

Date Booked: 15th February 2016

 

Bridal prep was at a lovely house just outside Nottingham, Jemma and her fantastic crew of bridesmaids were on hand to make sure the day went as planned and there were no hiccups along the way.

Everything was calm during the bridal prep and we were all running on time for an 11:30am wedding ceremony at Welbeck Hall in West Bridgford. 

I arrived at 11am to capture Scott and his guests as they early await the bride, Jemma arrived, the guests all stood up to meet the bride as she walked down the isle with her Dad and son by her side.

After the ceremony we headed just a 30 second walk to the Embankment bridge where I proceed to to capture both the group shots and the odd candid moment as guests were un aware they were being photographed.

After we finished the group shots the guests headed to Basford Hall and I continued with the Bride and Groom portraits on the bridge.

Here are just a few images captured by their Nottingham Wedding Photographer Austen Blakemore

I'm not very good at writing blogs so if you want to see how the professionals do it why not read more about the wedding day at To my Best Friend on your Wedding Day

 

 

Nottingham Wedding Photographer Mr And Mrs Lewis

Venue: Nottinghamshire Golf And Country Club

Bride: Leanne 

Groom: Jeff

Wedding Date: 17th September 2016

Date Booked: 22nd October 2015

 

Well as you know It's very rare I ever get the chance to blog, if i'm honest it's more the fact that I never remember to do it.

It's nearly 9pm at night on 25/9/16 and I though I would just write a quick blog post sharing some of the images I captured when I was at The Nottinghamshire Golf And Country Club the other week.

The weather In the morning was pretty awful if I'm honest, I had been checking the weather reports actively on my iPhone and it was due to clear by around 3pm.

The ceremony was at 1:30pm, it was as if the big man upstairs was watching over the ceremony as almost as soon as Leanne and Jeff kissed the weather almost immediately changed FOR THE BETTER.

By 2:15pm we were all outside and I was cracking on with the group list , there was laughter and plenty of love to be captured as the bridesmaids and the best men joined in to help find the guests that were required for each photo.

I do love being a Nottingham Wedding Photographer and I really did enjoy this wedding, here are just a VERY small selection of images from their wedding day.

Big thank you to my assistant Dirk, yes you might shoot Nikon but I will forgive for that !!