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dalegem| 05 Feb 2013| 0 comments

So, you’ve just got engaged and you’re excited to start telling people.  Firstly,  CONGRATULATIONS!  Well, the easiest way to tell people your news, is to post a status update on Facebook, but where is the charm and the excitement in that?  After all the effort your partner went into making the proposal special for you, you’re now thinking of just adding a sentence onto Facebook to tell everyone you are tying the knot.  Really?!

Why not consider an Engagement Shoot?  Not only is it one of the best ways to get to know how a photographer works, if you like them as a person and more about their style, but it is also a great way to tell people about your news, with some special photos that say something about you as a couple.  Of course, this shoot could also incorporate some ‘save the date photos’ if you already have your date in the diary!  Well, that’s exactly what the lovely Phil & Lisa did.

At the beginning of February 2013, I met with Phil & Lisa to take their photos.  We headed to Trent Park, London where they had first met over 13 years ago.  It was a cold day, but they brought with them a bundle of energy and enthusiasm.  They were the perfect models throughout the process.  Before the shoot we had discussed ideas and use of props that were personal to them as a couple.  It is always best to ensure the shoot is tailored to you!  The whole point is capture something that represents who you are.  Whether you want a selection of romantic, formal or fun pictures, you should always discuss the type of photos you are looking for.  I am always happy to offer suggestions with a couple once I have gotten to know them a little bit.

As you can tell from some of these pictures though, Phil & Lisa know exactly who they are as a couple and wanted to share their enjoyment of life in these photos.  Despite the cold (I think Lisa suffered the most) it was a great afternoon.

Thanks guys…I look forward to the wedding!

Dale x

dalegem| 04 Feb 2013| 0 comments

Welcome to the blog of Dale Wightman Weddings…ME!

After working with weddings for many years now, (and attending as many as I could get invited to, three of which I have been best man!) I have finally decided it was time to create a proper website with some of my Wedding Photography and to also offer some helpful tips for budding photographers.  Whether you are using a point & shoot camera, or a top of the range DSLR, every now and then I will offer tips to help you capture that perfect picture.

Also, I will tell you all about the weddings that I am working on and the people I am working with.  Every wedding is unique and it is always great to share stories that perhaps you will want to use ideas from within your own wedding, or perhaps you will just look and say ‘what were they thinking?’  Either way, I hope you find this blog interesting and helpful.

If there are any topics you would like me to cover, please let me know.  I already have several subjects lined up that I will be posting in the coming weeks, but I am always happy to take suggestions.

In the meantime, best of luck to anyone thinking of asking a certain question on the 14th February…I hope everything goes to plan!

Take care for now!

Dale x